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Britain wants you to be banker, but are you ready for the risk?

Britain wants you to be banker, but are you ready for the risk? Creative commons image Credit: Mark Roy under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Oct 2014
Peer-to-peer lending is being seen as an alternative to the inactivity of traditional banking but would you be willing to play the banker role?...

Small Data: Summer petrol prices

Small Data: Summer petrol prices Creative commons image Credit: Albert Bridge under CC-BY-SA licence
Updated 01 Aug 2014
It's August - and many families will be heading off soon on summer holidays. But how has the cost of petrol changed over the last ten years?

Small Data: Changes in the basket of items measuring inflation, 2004-2014

Small Data: Changes in the basket of items measuring inflation, 2004-2014 Creative commons image Credit: Andrew Eadie under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Updated 17 Jun 2014
Each year, the Office of National Statistics tweaks the contents of the baskets used to track inflation. What gets added or dropped tells how our...

US pet expenditure is greater than Croatia's GDP

US pet expenditure is greater than Croatia's GDP Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 12 May 2014
American pet owners now spend $60billion a year on pet spas, planes, hotels, and televisions. Have they lost touch with reality? asks David Usborne.

Annihilating annuities

Annihilating annuities Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 16 Apr 2014
They look like a trap, but we may miss them when they‘re gone, writes Alan Shipman.

Food: A nation of haves and have-nots

Food: A nation of haves and have-nots Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 11 Apr 2014
The latest evidence about the growth in food banks reminds us that the Coalition's policies are making the situation worse, writes Dick Skellington.

The links between poverty and shame

The links between poverty and shame Creative commons image Credit: Salmaan Taseer under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Updated 07 Apr 2014
New research is uncovering links between feelings of shame and poverty that would be familiar to Elizabethans.

Baffled by Bitcoin

Baffled by Bitcoin Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 14 Mar 2014
The magic of the world’s first ‘crypto currency’ is still lost on most monetary experts, writes Alan Shipman.

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You and your money

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You and your money Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 23 Apr 2012
An important aspect of personal finance is the way individuals and households manage their debt, how much it costs and the different types of...