Wealth building for your future

‘Join’: The YouTube Vs Twitch Arms Race

I think at this point, it’s fair to assume that everyone and their grandma has heard of PewDiePie. Over the past decade, the rise of the YouTube celebrity has perhaps been the most prominent display of internet fame. But in the midst of its second decade, it seems that the arbiter of celebrity on the internet may soon be knocked down from that lofty position – at least as far as video games are concerned. …

The UK’s Ten Hottest Halloween Events 2018

With the summer long gone and with autumn well and truly underway, you might think the fun is gone too, but there’s a whole different kind of fun about to begin. It’s that time of year again when adults can dress up and not be judged, yes, you guessed it, Halloween 2018 is almost here. If you’re too old for Trick or Treating, and if sitting at home ducking, the next generation of, Trick or …

University: Is it worth it?

With A-Level results released, the focus for young people across the country turns to a simple question: what’s next? Most will already be set to head off to university or be frantically applying for a place through clearing, but many will be making their way straight into the working world. With so many people getting a degree these days, it’s easy to see it as less of the prestigious qualification it was, but more a …

Has Bitcoin made your laptop more expensive?

We all know what a Bitcoin is, right? It’s that somewhat ethereal and slightly confusing currency that was involved in every news story for that strange period around Christmas 2017 when nothing seemed quite real. The cryptocurrency kicked up such a fuss that people began searching through landfill for hard drives with their bitcoin on when its notoriously unpredictable value shot through the roof, reaching highs of nearly $20,000 (over £15,000) per Bitcoin. Whether you’ve …

Five reasons the UK has bad productivity

It has seemed recently, ten years after the financial crash, like the economy is finally turning around…a bit. Employment is up, and productivity recently jumped upwards at the fastest rate in six years. Productivity; that is, the amount we produce as a nation for the amount of work we put in, needs to be continually going up for people’s living standards to improve. If you don’t have rising productivity then the only way people’s wages …

Vaping for a healthier wallet

Since the early 2000s, vaping has become increasingly popular. ‘Market research group Euromonitor estimates that the number of adults who vape will reach almost 55 million by 2021, due to its arguably cheap maintenance and proven effectiveness in decreasing the number of cigarettes smoked by individuals. There are some people who struggle to understand the concept of vaping and everything that comes with it. So here are a few interesting business points about the vaping …

Selling stickers is big business

Since the rise of social media, there is no doubt that there has been a massive increase in the amount of people who have started using instant messaging such as iMessage, Facebook messenger and twitter direct message. Emojis have become an essential part of messaging, with over 6 million emojis and stickers sent daily all around the world. When Apple decided to include the emoji keyboard as in international keyboard, the language used online had …

How to save money on clothes and still look good

You’re standing in front of a sales rack and as you slide each hanger to the left, your eyes light up as you see a shirt in your favourite colour. But you realise that your bank account hit rock bottom last week from paying your flat rent and spending late nights at Nando’s. People assume that you have to spend a hefty amount of money on clothing to be fashionably accepted in society. However, this …

Gummy bears and soap, what quirky things can you buy with bitcoin?

Bitcoin, as we all know, is one of the world’s greatest mysteries: What is it? Where did it come from? But most importantly…what mad things can we buy with it? In the simplest terms a bitcoin is a type of digital currency that can be used to purchase things over the internet. It’s not the only cryptocurrency, but it is certainly the most popular and the most spoken about. Despite bitcoin blowing up in 2017, …

Easy tips to stay on top of your money

As a young student or recent graduate, budgeting and keeping your finances on track may be one of the last things on your mind. After university. Or work. Oh and your social life. Despite knowing that money management is a good habit to get in to, it can often be very daunting to sit down and make a plan for your money and keep on track of what you have coming in and out of …