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  • Is Bitcoin a bubble - and why must it burst? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: rihaij

    Is Bitcoin a bubble - and why must it burst?

    By Brian Lucey, Larisa Yarovaya

    One view of the rising cryptocurrency Bitcoin: The numbers suggest it is over-valued and due a correction.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Jan 2018

  • Is Bitcoin a bubble - and why must it burst?

    Is Bitcoin a bubble - and why must it burst? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: rihaij New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2018
    One view of the rising cryptocurrency Bitcoin: The numbers suggest it is over-valued and due a correction.
  • Mortgage vs rent Creative commons image Icon Paul Mison under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Mortgage vs rent

    By Ray Wright, Max Flint

    The true cost of home ownership when compared with renting is revealed in this interview with Ray Wright.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Jan 2018

  • Mortgage vs rent

    Mortgage vs rent Creative commons image Icon Paul Mison under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2018
    The true cost of home ownership when compared with renting is revealed in this interview with Ray Wright.
  • My career goal: Nail technician Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: JuVecchi

    My career goal: Nail technician

    Have you ever thought that your eye for crafting fine-looking nails could become your career? Here's some advice on...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Dec 2017

  • My career goal: Nail technician

    My career goal: Nail technician Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: JuVecchi
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Dec 2017
    Have you ever thought that your eye for crafting fine-looking nails could become your career? Here's some advice on turning your passion into a job - or...
  • Autumn Budget 2017: First reactions Creative commons image Icon Foreign & Commonwealth Office under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Autumn Budget 2017: First reactions

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    Academics from around the UK, including the OU's Peter Bloom, respond to the first budget of the current...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Nov 2017

  • Autumn Budget 2017: First reactions

    Autumn Budget 2017: First reactions Creative commons image Icon Foreign & Commonwealth Office under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Nov 2017
    Academics from around the UK, including the OU's Peter Bloom, respond to the first budget of the current government.
  • Banks as utilities and the future of payments Creative commons image Icon gabrielmillaire under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Banks as utilities and the future of payments

    By Edward George, Helena Vieira

    In a wide-ranging discussion, Ecobank's Edward George shares his personal views about the future of banks, and...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2017

  • Banks as utilities and the future of payments

    Banks as utilities and the future of payments Creative commons image Icon gabrielmillaire under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Nov 2017
    In a wide-ranging discussion, Ecobank's Edward George shares his personal views about the future of banks, and digital strategy across African markets.
  • You and your money and Brexit Creative commons image Icon Hloom Templates under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    You and your money and Brexit

    By Jonquil Lowe

    How personal financial planning is influenced by, and impacts on, the external environment of social, economic and...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Sep 2017

  • You and your money and Brexit

    You and your money and Brexit Creative commons image Icon Hloom Templates under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Sep 2017
    How personal financial planning is influenced by, and impacts on, the external environment of social, economic and political factors, such as UK price...
  • Should I use a skills-based CV to smooth the gaps in my employment history? Creative commons image Icon Worldskills UK under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Aug 2017

  • Should I use a skills-based CV to smooth the gaps in my employment history?

    Should I use a skills-based CV to smooth the gaps in my employment history? Creative commons image Icon Worldskills UK under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Aug 2017
    If you've had breaks in your career, a skills-based CV might help present your abilities in the best light.
  • What happens to the poorest in a cashless society? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: itkannan4u

    What happens to the poorest in a cashless society?

    By Dana Kornberg

    The race to contactless transactions and virtual currency puts those with least at the most risk, warns Dana Kornberg

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2017

  • What happens to the poorest in a cashless society?

    What happens to the poorest in a cashless society? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: itkannan4u
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Aug 2017
    The race to contactless transactions and virtual currency puts those with least at the most risk, warns Dana Kornberg
  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Jul 2017

  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

    Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jul 2017
    New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes to tucking into fast food.
  • Should I lock in my exchange rate when using cards and ATMs abroad? Creative commons image Icon Agastya Chandrakant under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jul 2017

  • Should I lock in my exchange rate when using cards and ATMs abroad?

    Should I lock in my exchange rate when using cards and ATMs abroad? Creative commons image Icon Agastya Chandrakant under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jul 2017
    Nowadays, you might be offered the option of 'locking in' an exchange rate when shopping overseas - in effect, paying in your home currency rather than the...

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  • You and your money

    An important aspect of personal finance is the way in which individuals and households manage their debt, how much it costs and the different types...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    You and your money Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 07 Dec 2017
    An important aspect of personal finance is the way in which individuals and...