Nearly 40% of today’s graduates are looking for work six months after leaving university and a quarter are still job-hunting a year on, according to a recent survey by Totaljobs.co.uk.
My son, Joseph, is one of these statistics, having graduated in English literature last summer, and he’s beginning to wonder whether he should have bothered studying for his degree.
The Football Association has just unveiled the kit that will be worn by England players at this year's World Cup in Brazil – and it's no surprise that the replica kits it has also put on sale are as exorbitant as they are desirable for die-hard fans.
We bought a new-build home a couple of years ago, a result of being priced out of the area we preferred and forced to look for lower-cost alternatives nearby. A new-build would not have been our first choice but the property itself has been sound.
Pros and cons aside, my home wouldn’t exist at all if Nimbys had had their way.
I recently enjoyed a week’s holiday in Tenerife with some friends and was able to flex my personal finance skills – twice.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, or so the saying goes. Equally, there’s no such thing as a free investing service as around 500,000 Hargreaves Lansdown customers were reminded this week when the firm announced a raft of new charges.
I’ve had a NatWest Advantage Gold account for the past four years. Mostly, it served me well but having reviewed my finances at the end of 2013, I decided it was time to call it a day.
Despite my best intentions, I splurged on Mega Monday. Bargains like 40% off everything in Gap were, quite frankly, too good to ignore. Or so I told myself…
I think I may have experienced the best customer service in Britain in the past few weeks – from John Lewis and the Gina Conway beauty salon in Wimbledon.
This week we finally caved in and bought our son a new bike for Christmas. After checking out deals in local shops we eventually settled on a bike from Halfords.com – reduced by half it’s original price of £159.99 to £79.99.