Iona Bain Self-employment is booming in Scotland. Newly-published statistics show that 322,900 Scots worked for themselves last year, one of the highest numbers ever recorded.
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It’s official. We are not Generation Avocado. The long-awaited report from the Intergenerational Commission has concluded, after two years and over 200 pages, that millennials
Asking for a token fee for on-air appearances, having the pay conversation and demanding equality – I’m getting on the earning curve, and here’s what
Are things looking up for our moolah? Recent stats might suggest so. Average earnings actually rose by 2.8 per cent in the year to February.
He is not just one of the most widely-read authors of our time – Yuval Harari is a modern intellectual powerhouse, turning generation Y onto
Iona Bain If you heard me at the beginning of the year on BBC Radio 4’s Moneybox live show, talking about my financial education documentary from late
Young workers are at risk of jeopardising their financial futures due to uninspired and out-of-touch messages from the pensions industry, according to new research published today.
As restaurants close & local shops get taxed out of business, we need a shot in the arm for young enterprise to stop Amazon &
Things go wrong in financial services, as they do in all industries: it’s how you respond to your critics and (most importantly) your disillusioned consumers
We’re a diverse, complex bunch of people – so why oh why are we lumbered with the reductive “millennial” moniker? In this blog, Iona explores the flawed
Iona Bain Bitcoin. To quote Ron Burgundy from Anchorman…”well, that escalated quickly.” The crypto currency was created just eight years ago by an anonymous inventor, but its
We’re reclaiming Kate Moss’s fave insult & saying: yea, we’re basic when it comes to investing. But we can all get more informed. This guide
Iona Bain “FREEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” This is what I shout every morning, ala Mel Gibson in Braveheart, when I leap out of bed, skip down the stairs
Iona Bain So I’ve talked about why the current unpaid internships debate is wrong-headed. But did you know that you might be able to claim back
Iona Bain Abraham Lincoln once said: “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” So while today’s freshers may be (understandably) focused
Iona was also Vanessa Feltz’s guest on today’s Papers Review on BBC Radio London, prompting one of the BBC’s highest-paid stars to comment that she
Iona Bain All publicity is good publicity, right? Wrong. The United Airlines controversy earlier this year showed just how quickly poor crisis management can decimate
Iona Bain Amid the Brexit Chronicles and frenzied reports about Hurricane Irma, an article in one of the newspapers at the weekend caught my eye. It
You don’t need come hither eyes – although you’ll definitely need to embark on some extra-curricular activities (and not the ones you think). Graduates are
It’s a fifty year old film that’s parodied endlessly. Yet the re-release of The Graduate this year has never been more timely, as a whole
Iona Bain Nowadays you don’t have to be a swanky hotelier to profit from Scotland’s tourist trade. Thousands are going online to let out their spare
They say that knowledge is power. But sharing it can also give you a hefty income. A new army of online tutors are making up to