finance lessons you should have learned in school

Financial Life Skills We Wish We Knew Earlier

When was the last time you used the Dewey Decimal System to find a great new novel? Or the last time you referenced an element’s atomic number on the periodic table? Even though money management is a huge part of life, it seems like you’re on your own to learn […]

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Geekiest cities in the UK

The Geekiest Cities in the UK

‘Geek’ is a commonly-used term, but it means different things to different people: a statistician; an obsessive person with a terrible wardrobe; a daring outsider who operates on a dimension of reality unperceivable to normies*. *(okay, a geek probably came up with that definition). Here, we prefer the Urban Dictionary’s […]

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monthly expenses

Monthly Expenses You Can Cut in Half This Week Alone

In business, there’s a concept of fixed expenses vs. variable expenses. It’s a key part of maximising profit and of forecasting performance in coming years and quarters. It works like this: Fixed expenses are those that will be the same month after month; like rent, insurance, average payroll, and static […]

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Then and Now: Victorian England Meets 2019

Then and Now: Victorian England Meets 2019

Short of inventing yourself a time machine, it’s difficult to picture precisely how England’s cities have changed since Victorian times. But thanks to the wonder of archive images and our roving photographers, we’ve created a new set of interactive images that will instantly transport you back 125 years to the […]

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How to Avoid Overdrafts

Are Bank Overdrafts Really Worth It? 

A bank overdraft is one method of paying bills if you don’t have enough money to cover expenses in your account, but it may not be the lowest cost to you. Usually, bank overdrafts are repaid in less time than other types of credit, like a personal loan.   Sometimes, […]

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A Flower Map of the UK

A Flower Map of the UK

When you think of the counties of the UK, your first thought might be of the boundaries we’ve drawn, the accents to be heard, the county coats of arms or mottoes. But how about, more simply, what you find underfoot when you tread the natural land?   In 2002, conservation […]

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