It’s the time of year when the clocks spring forward, and the days are getting longer. And according to numerous studies, it’s not just our sleeping habits which are affected by this, but our spending. Studies reveal that people tend to shop, dine out and engage in commercial activities more frequently in after-work daylight. So, … Continued
If you’re looking for ways to get on top of your money in the run up to Christmas, here are 5 things you can plan in less than an hour so your cash goes further. Work out your money trade-offs At some point in their lives, everyone has had to make trade-offs with … Continued
A guest blog by Robin Powell, an award-winning journalist and financial educator. He blogs as The Evidence-Based Investor at evidenceinvestor.com. A phrase you may have heard about lately is evidence-based investing. You would have thought that, in investing, as in, for example, medicine or criminal law, everything is based on evidence as a matter of … Continued
Whether it’s rainy or sunny, whether you’re heading away or staying at home, there is definitely something about summer that brings a little adventurous spirit to us all. The really great news is that we can use this to improve both our finances and our overall happiness. It’s not simply supposition but fact … Continued
There has been a huge breakthrough in the world of wellbeing and happiness in recent years with the idea of Mindfulness – the state of mind when we simply connect with the present moment rather than thinking about the future or worrying about the past. Studies show that those who practice mindful meditation even for … Continued
Can money make us happier? Studies reveal that happiness may not depend simply on how much wealth you have, but on how you spend it… Throughout our lives it is ingrained into our mentality that if we wish to be happy, we need more money. How many times have we wished we might win the lottery and … Continued
It’s been easy to look at the news headlines over the past two or three years and assume that the economy has been a universal picture of doom and gloom. However, that’s not necessarily the case – many businesses have continued to do well and many people have prospered.