Articles written by Valerie Hazelrig

Retrain at University

Could I really retrain and go to University?

It happened to me. There I was, sat at my desk and filing paperwork, when the boss came over with a grave look on her face. She asked if I would join her in the boardroom straight away, and I duly obliged – trailing behind her with my heart sinking rapidly into my stilettos. There

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University student spending and debt

How big of a problem is student spending and the debt that will follow for many years after the end of completing a degree? Tequila mouthwash and waking up with a traffic cone on your head are all a part of student life, as are instant noodles, boring lectures and DEBT. Most students have to

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Junior ISA: Explained

Junior ISA: Explained

Opening a Junior ISA is the ideal way to give your child a nest egg for their future, and they usually remain tax-free savings until they turn 18. But is it really worth it? After all, the interest gained on a Junior ISA is tantalisingly tax-free, and they can often pay substantial dividends. But there

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Fast track Voluntary agreement

Save or pay debts first?

We’ve been taught for years by financial experts to pay off our debts before we start saving. However, in these difficult times is this still the right advice? Having money available when we need it could be a better way of realising our ambitions and taking advantage of the situation. Should you be saving? The

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