Tag Archives: money

Avoid debt this Christmas with new council campaign

The Money Shop, Silver Street, Lincoln

It is well known that students are prone to suffer from debt throughout their university life, especially during the festive season when there is pressure to buy gifts, food and decorations.

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Show me the money

Is there anything wrong with selling your time and affection in return for a better quality of life? Sara Shah examines the life of ‘sugar babies’.

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A brave new frugal world

The ever growing flood of humanity. Photo: James Cridland via Flickr

Mike Hodges ponders whether being prudent is a lesson we should all learn and if we don’t need something, then why buy it?

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Globe-trotting: Hanoi, Mai Chau and Hai Long Bay in Vietnam

Sam Brewster has set out on a globe-trotting journey this summer, with exotic destinations throughout Asia. He files his second travel log from Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Student loan interest rate at 0%

The government has set the interest rate on student loans to 0%, disconnecting it from the rate of inflation. This means deflation will not reduce the amount students have to pay back.

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Club Easy takes double rent by mistake

Student accommodation ClubEasy took out double payments from students last week. Some were left without money while some are still waiting for refunds.

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Students want their £500 bursary back

Students are campaigning to get a £500 end-of-year bursary back. The university decided to stop paying it with 2008’s intake.

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Budget cuts higher education spending

The 2009 budget does few favours for universities, with spending cuts on top of a recent freeze in student numbers. Only new students will be affected, not current ones.

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Credit crunch explained

We are bombarded by daily reports of weakening markets, probable recession and ominous forecasts of the future economic climate, and many of us feel drowned in jargon and confusion. What on earth does it mean, how did it all start, and how does it affect me?

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