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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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Filed under Bargain hunting, Consumer Affairs, Mobiles, Shopping, Technology

Does the financial sector REALLY care about young people?

Is the financial sector prepared to embark on a charm offensive to win over customers under 30 and, just as importantly, their families? Experts now believe such a move could not only lead to a more useful industry for hard-pressed … Continue reading

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The rise of the virtual university

My latest column for Baillie Gifford – this month, I’m discussing whether the virtual university will ever replace the real thing, given the VERY persuasive financial upsides… Iona Bain If you were asked to conjure up a picture of university, … Continue reading

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Filed under Investments, Personal Finance, Student Finance, Technology

HERALD INVESTIGATION: moneysaving sites slammed for endorsing payday loans as debt crisis spreads to young and middle class

IONA BAIN Websites offering discounts and cashback on a range of purchases from clothes to washing machines have been a lifeline to Scots in the recession. But The Herald has discovered several companies in the money-saving sector endorse payday loans, … Continue reading

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Why telematics insurance WORKS

The spy in the car – or black box insurance – has come in for some criticism as its profile grows. But don’t knock it until you’ve tried it because it could save you money and make you a better … Continue reading

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Mobiles follow-up: do NOT buy a new smartphone without reading this!

Are YOU in the market for a fancy smartphone? I am, but trying to figure out which models and contracts offer value for money is somewhat befuddling. Luckily, the Young Money Blog has done a bit of investigating – and … Continue reading

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