Tag Archives: Student Loans

UK Budget November 2017

A politically safe budget. Having been rebuffed by younger voters in the June general election, the Government is understandably concerned to be seen to be addressing their needs, and this was reflected in the Chancellor’s November Budget announcements. Of particular concern has been the difficulty young people are experiencing in getting onto the housing ladder, […]

School fees planning

School Fees Planning

Parents wishing to give their children the benefit of a private education face startling costs. The average fee for a boarding school is over £30,000 a year for a single pupil, and for day pupils over £17,000. Then there are the costs of extras such as clothing and equipment.

Dangers of Instinctive Investing

You’ve probably read about behavioral finance research. The conclusion is generally the same, no matter what aspect of our decision-making is being probed: the human mind is hard-wired to process information in certain ways which were extremely helpful when the environment contained gazelles (very tasty!) and saber-toothed tigers (extremely dangerous!), but are not so helpful […]

Student Finance 2013+

For families with children attending university they face a myriad of myths, panic and confusion about the changes to student finance; English students, and Scots studying in England. What really counts for students is the practical impact on their pockets. Martin Lewis has produced an excellent guide concentrating on the 20+ key facts every potential […]