Small businesses have always been important; from the character and uniqueness they lend to an area, to being an especially important income stream for minorities and women.
Whether it’s the rush of your very first pay cheque after weeks of hard work, or a much needed influx of cash just as your budget is starting to wear thin, seeing a positive in your bank statement is a pretty great feeling.
Mental health issues and financial difficulties can trap us in an endless cycle of anxiety, stress and uncertainty. For example, poor mental health may make it more difficult to regularly earn money, or to manage spending, or ask for help, leading to financial difficulties which in turn cause further stress and anxiety.
Travel vicariously through Sarina Chandaria’s photos and commentary on Cornwall as she relives the highlights of her trip.
Like the majority of my South Asian friends (and my mum’s friends and cousins and aunties who aren’t really aunties), I was inexplicably drawn to Netflix’s new show Indian Matchmaking. Arranged marriages are something that are very commonly associated with the South Asian community, but not something that has happened in my family for quite Read More…
The earlier you start the better… if you choose to invest in pension funds, your money will have longer to grow and may see better returns in the future. The most attractive reason for starting early, for me at least, is the possibility of retiring younger.
Young people in particular are drawn to making socially impactful investments – this, coupled with micro and passive investment has led to environmental, social and governance driven financial innovations.
Investing from a younger age means you can take on slightly more risk as you can ride out any troughs in the market and wait for longer term high returns. It’s important to keep in mind the long term nature of investment, particularly at a time like 2020 when the market is, quite frankly, going to shit.
Investment is a big decision, but if you choose to try it out, it often proves to be a great way to grow your savings. Micro-investing is a relatively new concept, aimed at challenging and breaking down barriers to traditional investing, perfect for trying out investment for the first time.
This week, Sarina talks us through the aftermath of a student loan, from what debt you can expect to what changes you should keep an eye on.