Category Archives: Graduate finance

Style – & stereotypes – over substance

BBC 2’s Mind the Gap fails to explain why London’s economic success is more than a feeling by Iona Bain   The BBC is finally catching up with what most of us have already realised – we are living in … Continue reading

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Are ambitious pension goals realistic…or demoralising?

As auto-enrolment creeps up on young workers, should we resolve to make more active decisions about our financial future…or leave it up to fate? Iona bain The swirl of negative headlines surrounding the pensions industry, the latest being the £1.4m … Continue reading

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Is the British economy back on track for young people?

Yesterday’s news that Britain is technically out of recession was interpreted as a shred of good news in otherwise gloomy times. So is the outlook improving for young people? Only if we’re really getting to grips with the housing crisis… … Continue reading

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A graduate’s guide for survival

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE DAILY MAIL by IONA BAIN Thousands have been celebrating the end of a degree course this summer and are looking forward to life after university. But whether you’ve graduated  yourself or have a child or grandchild … Continue reading

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Getting the graduate job you want

WITH YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT SO HIGH, IT HAS NEVER BEEN TOUGHER FOR GRADUATES ON THE HUNT FOR A JOB – sam wright at wikijob.co.uk SHARES HIS TIPS on HOW TO TARGET THE RIGHT EMPLOYERS, MEET THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND GET THE … Continue reading

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Going…going…gone! You have to act quick if you want to earn free money

Young savers need to be speedy if they want to earn free money for switching their current account – genuinely good deals don’t hang around for long by Iona Bain So I knew that the Co-op were onto something last … Continue reading

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What happens to your student overdraft when you graduate? A guide to current accounts for big boys and girls

Students have been celebrating the end of their degrees in style. But graduates like me are coming to the end of our overdrafts and switching to current accounts with tough rules on borrowing. Don’t get stung by high charges and … Continue reading

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