This year, I’ve been embroiled in a battle with Vodafone to refund a phantom phone contract worth £170. I won – but now I understand
New research from the Post Office and CEBR has found that British adults “unconsciously spend” more than £900 of their potential savings pot every year.
Extreme money-saving is almost a sport (and potentially a friendless one at that!) but here are some of my personal #tightass hacks – how many
Iona Bain Recently, I’ve taken a a break from Young Money world. The picture above shows me in the wilds of Yorkshire (specifically Haworth), where
It’s that time of year when festival tickets start to go on sale – and music fans everywhere rush around to firm up their summer
Crass, cringe, uncool and creepy. Those were the overriding thoughts I had when I saw THAT advert for Revolut on the London Underground last week.
It’s January, the party’s over (unless you had a Big Night In like me!) and it’s time to pay the bills. Perhaps you are intrigued
Until last year, a rail-happy millennial – or should that be rail-unhappy?! – was led to believe that yoof officially ended on their 25th birthday.
Iona Bain Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the premiere of a new documentary: The Millennial Disruption at the Curzon in Soho. Another jam-packed
Credit unions will get a Budget shot in the arm with the launch of a Premium Bond-style lottery prize to tempt young workers into these
What works in financial education – anything? Or just some of it? How can we best help young people struggling with debt? Do we talk
Iona Bain I recently spoke on a panel at Legal and General Investment Management’s conference about “50 Shades of Green” – i.e. what constitutes “responsible”
So how do you lose £2000 without knowing it? 🤯 That’s the average value of ‘lost’ Child Trust Funds worth a total £1.5bn, which parents don’t
Iona Bain The Young Money Blog has had an exceptionally busy summer, I’m pleased to report, with our calendar proving as red-hot as the weather.
Iona Bain What if I told you that crazy-important decisions are being taken about your future finances by people who are…well, nothing like you?
Iona Bain Summer is usually called “silly season” in journalism. But it looks as if the same phenomenon might be affecting the Treasury Select Committee
Iona Bain The post-school education system is broke and needs urgent fixing, a scathing House of Lords report has found. It says the move to
If you are saving into a pension at work, are you happy for your cash to be invested in companies that make weapons, dodge tax
We’re continuing our Teen Money Week on the blog by putting the spotlight on digital money and how young people can use it to their
The Royal Wedding may have seemed beautifully modern. But it was out of sync with gen Y’s attitudes towards relationships, weddings, independence and money. We
Have you ever thought of money as a mental health issue? You’ve probably never made the connection before. And chances are that you’re currently only
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
The Resolution Foundation, headed by Lord Willetts, has suggested a £10,000 windfall for every young person reaching 25 in the UK, funded by a levy
Enough of the ridic travel blogging and Hobbit Houses – we need to rediscover the joys of a good old British staycation, says Iona Bain