On the money

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Helping Guardian editors go shopping

Well-meaning people sometimes write curiously unhelpful things about money. A surprising example comes...

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Too skint to revitalise a city

A couple of years ago, a sociologist told us how amazing it was to live alone. Professor Eric Klinenberg...

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Rich & poor: differences revealed

Did you see Benefits Street? You know, that bit where that fat bloke nobody likes accused his ex-partner...

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Busting myth-busting myths

Financial educators are keen on busting myths. It's understandable, but it's a mistake. It seems a good...

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Five curious things about young people and money

1. A teenager who is relaxed about money isn't likely to stay that way. Young people get more uncomfortable...

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Financial secrets and fears

Money is the last taboo. People are more comfortable talking about their sex lives than about their finances....

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Who are the food scammers?

What categories of people get food for free? Following this week's political conference shenanigans,...

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No money management for my kids, thanks

Do parents of teenagers want financial education in schools? Nope. That's not my opinion. I'm passing...