Category Archives: Leisure

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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Dealing with social pressures to spend: a few suggestions

Iona Bain Picture the scene: it’s Friday night and your friends want to go out to a bar or a fancy new restaurant.  But you’re not sure if you can afford it – perhaps you’ve been splashing out a bit … Continue reading

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Help is at hand for students who are fudgeting their budgeting…

You may have seen my recent feature on FOMO-affected students who are overspending to keep up with the Joneses (or should that be  the Kardashians?!)…You may be a student who is struggling to keep that urge to splurge under the … Continue reading

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Dating on a budget? My top free picnic spots chosen for Match.com

Iona Bain, author of ‘Young Money Blog’ – a personal finance blog for young people – shares her favourite UK spots for a cheap, romantic picnic date. If you’re going on a hot date this summer, make it even hotter … Continue reading

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Don’t let your dream trip turn into a financial nightmare

The Easter and May bank holiday weekends could see thousands of Scots booking last-minute holidays, if they haven’t already planned a trip abroad or “staycation”. But those of us planning a break from the day-to-day grind can easily forget to … Continue reading

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Is Lady Gaga and the like taking young fans for a ride?

As One Direction and Lady Gaga are set to cash in on their newest projects, I look at the marketing techniques deployed by the entertainment industry, and ask whether it is financially exploiting young fans by IONA BAIN Why has … Continue reading

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Cheap things to do in London – the Alternative Tour

IONA BAIN So many bright young things gravitate towards London. Yet their budgets can severely restrict their ability to sample the city’s often pricey leisure industry. The cost of basic living in the capital can drain most of our income, … Continue reading

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