Category Archives: Bargain hunting

LETTER on how to cut wedding costs

I READ with interest your article the rising cost of weddings (“Spiralling cost of the bug day putting hole in our pockets”, The Herald, April 18). The enormous cost of weddings is no surprise, and given the publicity surrounding Andy … Continue reading

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Freak fires shine light on home insurance; are you underinsured/overinsured/paying too much through price comparison sites?

By Iona Bain Scots are being urged to check their homes – and insurance cover – just in case they fall victim to the so-called ‘magnifying glass’ effect. Just last month, Glasgow entrepreneur Michelle Mone issued a warning to her … Continue reading

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How to avoid waste in Foodbank Britain; the joys of homecooking

By Iona Bain Last year, I looked at why food banks have become commonplace in modern Britain – what is it due to a real fall in living standards? Difficulties in finding worthwhile jobs that put food on the table? … Continue reading

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Autumn Statement, rapping, money mentors and the joys of a packed lunch; this week on Share Radio

Young money mentors – two 14-year-old high school pupils from Lancashire – were the star guests invited by Iona onto on this morning’s Young Money Young Rights on Share Radio! Co-presenter Iona also looked at this week’s autumn statement by … Continue reading

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Black Friday, weddings, getting paid to do a degree and switching from the courtroom to the jewellery studio: this week on Young Money, Young Rights

The expense of weddings, and how a barrister switched careers and became a jewellery-maker to the stars, were in the spotlight this morning as the weekly Young Money Young Rights show, co-presented by Iona, went on air at Share Radio. … Continue reading

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How to woo that special someone without breaking the bank–latest from Helen Lawless

One of our young money voices, HELEN LAWLESS, is back with some ingenious tips about low-cost dating Dating someone is great, obviously, but it does entail a whole load of expenses you don’t have to concern yourself with when you’re … Continue reading

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The vital opportunity totally missed by Zoella and other beauty vloggers

cOULD vloggers USE their immense INFLUENCE TO DISCUSS THE MATERIALISTIC PRESSURES FACED BY YOUNG PEOPLE? IONA BAIN It’s hard to comprehend a time when the internet didn’t completely dominate our existence. When I was a teenager, the internet was just … Continue reading

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The problem with moneysaving apps

While some moneysaving apps can be genuinely handy, others might encourage you to spend unnecessarily or change your shopping habits. I examine the pitfalls of these downloads and point you towards (in my humble opinion) genuinely helpful apps. By Iona … Continue reading

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Two tips that will save you HUNDREDS on your train tickets

Forget the glitzy adverts, the promise that you can buy ‘cheap’ train tickets…cut through the commotion and check out these tips that could save you hundreds on your train tickets iONA BAIN What did we do before the advent of … Continue reading

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And now for some good news!

This weekend, we had a rare slice of positive financial news amid the incessant doom and gloom. Find out why car insurance costs are AT LAST coming down… Iona Bain Hooray! Car insurance costs are actually falling (by an average … Continue reading

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