Cost of living

Cost of living, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

How people-pleasing in a cost of living crisis is wasting your valuable time and money, and how you can stop

“The best way to save money right now? Stop people-pleasing”

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Amy Beecham
  • Cost-of-living crisis: clothing and footwear sales spike
    Fashion

    The Treatwave: why our spending habits don’t match up to the cost of living crisis

  • Woman shopping for fruit and veg in a supermarket
    Nutrition

    3 very simple tips for meeting your 5-a-day target without breaking the bank

  • “Energy companies just announced record profits amid a devastating cost of living crisis – we have every right to be outraged”
    Opinion

    How are energy companies allowed to make billions in profit while we can’t afford to heat our homes?

Latest Stories

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Money

Why being single in 2022 comes at a cost

With the cost of living crisis going up this year, the pressure on single people is only set to grow.

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Leah Sinclair
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Period poverty: 1 in 4 UK women and girls are struggling to afford period products amid the cost-of-living crisis
News

The period poverty crisis in the UK is getting worse – and the cost of living is to blame

The number of people unable to buy sanitary products is rising dramatically.

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Lauren Geall
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Amy Beecham
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Summer 2022 on a budget: how to balance fun and finances this summer, according to an expert
Life

6 ways to guarantee that August is full of fun, whether you’re spending or saving

If you’re worried about navigating summer plans when money is tighter than usual, read on.

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Amy Beecham
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How “future fatigue” is impacting your mental health, and how to overcome it
Life

“I’m constantly worrying about the future – but how can I stop?”

If you find yourself constantly concerned by the state of the world, read this.

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Amy Beecham
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Amy Beecham
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Women’s charity Solace issue important reminder that domestic violence doesn’t take a summer holiday

“Survivors are wondering whether they can afford to getaway from a violent partner.”

As inflation continues to reach record levels, what does it mean for the real world cost of living crisis?
News

Sky high prices and financial anxiety in overdrive: this is what rising inflation really means

Experts including Martin Lewis have warned that the situation is now catastrophic.

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Amy Beecham
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“The cost of living crisis is forcing people to cut back on expensive dates – but when did romance get so pricey?”
Dating

In the cost of living crisis, it’s time to reclaim the joy of a ‘cheap date’

Give me supermarket wine in the park over The Shard any day.

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Amy Beecham
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The UK’s dangerous and illegal ‘sex for rent’ market is growing – and the cost of living crisis will only make it worse
Housing

Sex for rent: why more women than ever are at risk from dangerous landlords

“The arrangement is that we sleep together when the landlord comes to town,” one victim said.

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Amy Beecham
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Between 64% price hikes and plans for winter “warm banks” – what will it take for the government to solve the cost of living crisis?
News

What is a “warm bank” and will you need to use one this winter?

With another steep price hike on the way in October, money saving expert Martin Lewis shared his thoughts on possible solutions.

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Amy Beecham
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Illustration of money in the cost of living crisis
Money

“If not having £500 of savings is a sign of financial crisis, where does that leave… all of us?”

You can’t save money you don’t earn.

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Chloe Gray
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Domestic violence charities warn that the cost of living crisis is forcing victims to stay with abusive partners
News

How the cost of living crisis is affecting survivors of domestic abuse

Survivors are facing crippling debt or remaining in unsafe living situations.

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Amy Beecham
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Lauren Crosby Medlicott
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The harsh reality of period poverty for refugees around the world

“Too many women don’t have the confidence, language or vocabulary to discuss periods.”

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Wellbeing

“Fitness is too expensive for half of us, so stop telling us to invest in our health”

Why are women being priced out of fitness?

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Chloe Gray
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Money

“Am I the only one who gets anxious every time I spend money?”

As the cost of living crisis continues, one writer contends with the anxiety she feels about spending money on everyday items.

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Lauren Geall
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How to express your money boundaries with your friends
Money

5 expert-approved ways to set financial boundaries with your friends

From how to say no to loaning a friend money to asking for what you’re owed, we’ve got you covered.

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Amy Beecham
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Home ownership: we need to stop telling Gen Z and millennials to spend less and start tackling the real reasons they can’t afford to buy in 2022
Opinion

It’s not Netflix and green juices: the real reason we can’t afford to buy a home

It’s time to put an end to the harmful narrative once and for all.

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Amy Beecham
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Spring Statement: what the government’s latest cost of living announcement actually means
News

What the government’s latest cost of living support package means for you

Everything you need to know about the available grants and payments amid a worsening energy crisis.

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Amy Beecham
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The cost of living crisis is affecting ethnic minorities more
News

How the cost of living crisis is hitting ethnically diverse groups the most

New research has found that marginalised people in the UK are worst affected.

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Precious Adesina
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Chloe Gray
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12 people reveal the changes they’re adopting to make fitness more affordable

The cost of living crisis means we need to spend less on wellbeing.

As basic as they may seem to some to certain MPs, things like budgeting, financial planning, and acquiring jobs with generous salaries and benefits packages are huge privileges.
News

“Does the government really think we’re running out of money because we’re ignorant?”

MPs need to stop suggesting ‘better budgeting’, ‘learning to cook’ and ‘working more’ as solutions to the cost of living crisis.

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Stylist Team
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