Laura Staples's blog
Now that financial education is to be taught in all secondary schools from the start of the new school year, 16-year-old Christopher, who is doing work experience with Moneywise today, shares his views on what money means to him.
Let me start off by saying that I’m a big fan of car hire in general – it’s much more cost effective than buying a car that ends up sitting in a driveway for days on end because you commute to work. And sharing cars is much more eco-friendly too.
British city slickers are putting their lives at risk 32 times a week as they travel to and from the office, research from insurer LV= has revealed.
LV= also found that more than 1.7 million of us have been injured during our commute, to the extent we’ve needed time off work (anything from a day to more than six months).
I can quite believe it.
Another year and another game of cat and mouse with my car insurer to get a decent price for renewing my policy. I share my insurance with my fiancé. We have a five-year old Ford Focus, currently worth about £2,700, and last year our policy with Admiral cost us £550. To renew it for the next 12 months, Admiral wanted us to cough up another £100.
I’ve just turned 29. That means one thing. I’ve just spent an awful lot of time walking back and forth and queuing up outside my local Royal Mail sorting office to collect my parcels.
I’m a sucker for 0% purchase credit cards. Ever since I arrived in London as a fresh graduate in 2006, I’ve always had a flexible friend.
Did you do anything nice to celebrate Father’s Day? I had to hang my head in shame and apologise to my Dad for my card being a no-show.
I'm 28 and I've just become a stamp collector! I have just bought 200 second-class stamps for a whopping £72.