Spending

If it takes a credit card to live like Kim Kardashian, then so be it

24 August 2017 14:47

Recent figures around the UK’s credit and debit card debt are startling indeed, with the number of transactions rising to…

Make your spending money go further when travelling abroad

10 May 2017 11:05

Anyone with a trip on the horizon is likely to make a checklist of essentials to pack, but what about…

Easter: how to enjoy the holiday weekend without breaking the bank

13 April 2017 11:58

Are you counting the hours until home time and a glorious four days without work? Join the club. Just think…

Shoppers: know your rights this Christmas

9 December 2016 12:18

Time moves on so quickly and now here we are again – it’s the month when many people are focused on…

There’s no shame in being a Santa Scrooge

5 December 2016 11:52

In another world, I would sit down at the beginning of December with a notepad and pen and make a…

How to have the most wonderful Christmas time: rein in your spending

17 October 2016 12:28

There’s always one. One colleague, friend or family member who starts banging on about Christmas months in advance. One smug…

Why I welcome the soaring costs of a holiday tipple

18 August 2016 10:49

I thought I’d be a pretty cheap date on holiday abroad this summer. I’ve abstained from all alcohol for the…

Euro 2016 will be bad for the nerves but good for the economy

7 June 2016 11:14

Here we go again. As the nation prepares itself for the glory and the pain of Euro 2016, supermarkets and…

George Osborne’s press conference leaves questions unanswered

7 April 2015 12:29

This is supposed to be the week when people start thinking about the General Election. George Osborne certainly thinks voters…

‘Boring is good’ Cameron tells Tory MPs

13 January 2015 20:17

David Cameron and George Osborne addressed Tory MPs this evening. The meeting was to update the Tory parliamentary party on…

Overpaid, underworked, ineffectual – the myth of the NHS doctor

5 November 2014 8:15

GPs enjoy the salary of bankers, regularly pulling in £100,000 for a five-day week, with no on-call or weekend duties…

George Osborne and Ed Balls play it like it’s 2010

16 March 2014 10:06

George Osborne and Ed Balls have gone head-to-head in the media – the former in The Sun on Sunday and…

Melanie McDonagh: What I’d like to see in the Budget

13 March 2014 14:47

Every year, I sit through the Budget, and every year there are great chunks of it that pass right over…

David Laws fires first shot in Lib Dems’ anti-Labour offensive

24 June 2013 16:30

David Laws’ decision to hand Liam Byrne’s infamous ‘there’s no money’ note to ITV  is intriguing. It suggests that the…