The truth about lavish weddings: why you don’t have to sparkle like Ms Markle

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 need a new, more liberating…

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The 20 Something Financial Starter Kit!

"A goal without a plan is just a wish." So said Antoine Saint-Exupery in a simple yet profound statement of truth. I'm often asked by 20 somethings (and their parents/grandparents,…

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Money and mental health – you don’t have to suffer alone

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 associating money with negative feelings.…

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I DID #deletefacebook (and took a Twitterbattical). Here’s why
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I DID #deletefacebook (and took a Twitterbattical). Here’s why

Iona Bain This week, Facebook got its own “Times Up” moment. Amid accusations that the social media giant had allowed the data of 150 million users to be surreptitiously exploited…

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Gimme Shelter – getting on the housing ladder

Housing unpacked According to the bods at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the biggest decline in home ownership has been among middle earning young Brits. We're talking those aged 25…

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What young folks are REALLY doing with their dosh

Iona Bain I have had the privilege recently of doing some really in-depth, eye-opening work on young people and their money for an upcoming national campaign – I look forward…

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The seven deadly sins of money & how to keep them in check

Iona Bain We're not necessarily the righteous or censorious kind here on the Young Money Blog. But as we approach Halloween, we thought "hey, why don't we jump on the ridiculous…

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Social shaming: the young consumer’s very modern weapon

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 company shares. And we financial…

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We need a post-Brexit economic hero. It won’t be Mark Carney

Iona Bain We're all holding out for a hero, ala Bonnie Tyler. And that hero actually takes the unlikely form of our softly spoken governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney (who…

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Smarten up your online analysis to boost your £s

We're launching a new drive on the Young Money Blog; encouraging young people to "read" online information intelligently. It's crucial for your mental wellbeing, intellectual rigour and (yes) even prosperity, yet most of us have…

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