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FIFA World Cup: Buying NFT Paninis - a (failed) experiment

Challenge: can we buy a hyped FIFA World Cup NFT Panini within 90 minutes? The answer is no. No one can.

Crypto popcorn moments: 5 take-aways from the FTX collapse

FTX, the no. 4 crypto exchange, has filed for bankruptcy. This after a nail-biting Wild West high-noon showdown with Binance, the no. 1 crypto exchange. Our 5 take-aways from the testosterone-fueled crypto thriller that will keep us busy for a long time to come.
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Metaverse - interesting facts and figures

The Metaverse is currently being hyped. Is it a vision of the future, or has it already become a reality? What does it mean for every individual and especially for every woman? We want to take you on our journey into the virtual world - as a user in the first independent financial wellness platform in the metaverse - the SmartPurse Metastudio.

Day of the girl 2022

October 11, marks the 10th International World Girls' Day. Why do we need a World Girls' Day? Isn't World Children's Day and World Women's Day enough? The answer is quite simple: No! Because girls' needs are still not adequately acknowledged worldwide.
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The world's first independent financial wellness platform opens in the Metaverse

It's here!

SmartPurse Metastudio - the world's first independent
financial wellness platform in the Metaverse. We are thrilled to offer our users a new virtual world.
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Why we need more women in the Metaverse

With the Metaverse, new worlds are just emerging, offering the potential to leave old burdens such as discrimination and exclusion behind and create an equal space for all. Unfortunately, women don't seem to have arrived in the Metaverse yet, which needs to change urgently.

Ways you can spend wisely and save at Christmas time

How to have a Financially Happy Christmas. With all the financial ups and downs we’ve had so far this year, it’s even more important to think about how we can afford a Christmas that will make everyone happy.
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How to give your children the best (financial) start

Giving your children the best start in life has never been so important as during a time of economic uncertainty. When we see the cost of living increasing at a fast pace, it’s high time to look at saving for the future. Read pratical tips how to get on about it

It’s self-assessment time - let’s get organised!

Check out our handy tips and checklists to make your tax return as stress-free as possible.

Turn Your Money Green

Investing sustainably is on the rise, but what does it really mean and how can you make investments that are good for you and good for the planet?

Looking after your finances during and after divorce

The pain of separating can be compounded by financial uncertainty for one or both partners, especially if you have children to consider. Having a handle on your finances is crucial.
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Scottish Widows ‘Women and Retirement’ launch

SmartPurse’s Olga Miler was at the launch of the Scottish Widows ‘Women and Retirement’ report, which looks at women and retirement plans in the UK.

Energy crisis – you and your finances

We’re in unprecedented times with energy prices soaring to new highs. There’s not much we can do about increasing costs, but we can take matters into our own hands when it comes to how much energy we consume.

Make time to invest in your pension

Is there really that much difference between what men and women get in pensions? The short answer? A resounding YES! Read our top tips what you can do to close the pension gap

The SmartPurse Money Rally 2022

Attended by over 300 women ready to take their financial future into their own hands through various interactive and educational workshops and inspiring talks, the Money Rally was an event that no one involved will soon forget. 

Here are 4 brands we recommend for your last-minute holiday shopping…

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone - but you still have plenty of time to get quality gifts for the holiday season. We’ve found a couple of sustainable-focused companies all boasting some pretty amazing ideas, and today, we’re sharing them all with you!

Boost your holiday season budget with these 3 simple tips

The festive season is just around the corner. This season is all about spending time with family and friends, and we’re probably all taking advantage of some time off. But don’t forget, you still need to be considering how you manage your finances, especially at this time of year.

You're not alone, we all worry about money

Although modern live seems to revolve around money, it’s one of the most difficult subjects for us to talk or think about. Many people find it even harder to discuss than politics or religion.
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Three tips for your sustainable family finances

A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that ‘human influence has warmed the climate at a rate that is unprecedented in the last 2000 years’, which means that global attempts to reduce climate change need to become even more of a priority over the next few years...

Transmitting financial values - tips for grandpartents

Today we're sharing 3 good money habits to teach your grandchildren (without upsetting their parents).

Have you taught your kids these 3 money habits?

When we tell you to 'never stop learning', we mean it. Today's article is all about good money habits to instil in your kids (no matter their age). But don't worry - if you don't have kids, these tips can act as a reminder of what's important when it comes to your mindset. 

How can you secure your family finances now?

The pandemic has left no stone unturned - and that includes the world of family finances. Today, we’re covering some of the key facts about how Covid-19 has impacted household money management, and we hope it helps you to better understand your current financial situation.

Is a variable annuity the perfect fit for your dream retirement?

Ever wondered what an annuity is? Or when you should start considering one? Or what people mean when they talk about an ‘annuitization phase’? Then keep reading for all this, plus a special SmartPurse announcement...

How to strengthen your will (5+ keywords you need to know)

Your will is an extremely important part of your money management, as it allows you to determine where your assets will go after your death. No matter your age or your current situation, if you are able to make a will, it's an easy way to gain some control over your finances.

Pension planning: the top 5 mistakes we tend to make

Deciding what you want to do after you retire is an extremely important step in your money management. It’s also extremely personal, meaning no one but you can make the final decision. That doesn’t mean you can’t learn from others’ mistakes though...

3 tips for retirement at ANY age

Start early, understand the process, invest as much as you can. These are some typical tips you’ll find online when looking for help with your pension planning. But at what point in your life should you be doing them?

Quick tips for promoting good financial literacy in the workplace

We believe that providing access to financial education should be one of the top priorities and responsibilities of employers when it comes to employee wellbeing. And the last year has shown just how important this education is.

Are your finances as healthy as possible?

Over the last 50 years, we have seen women's equality make great progress, yet managing money still remains a primarily male domain. Why?!

Invest in your morals: how to make the world a better place

Where we put our money can have such a positive impact on the world. We can create the utopia of our ethical dreams if we put our money in the right place. And that all starts with financial planning.
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How to stop wasting time & start investing in your future

You’ve probably thought to yourself on a number of occasions, ‘I really should have started that sooner…’ Having the ability to take your time with things can feel like a luxury sometimes, but it shouldn’t, because time management is actually a huge part of self-care, and when it comes to money management, it’s just good practice.

Is saving worth it? Strengthen your money mindset & start saving

Saving money tends to be one of the first financial skills that we learn, typically in the form of pocket money as children. However, that doesn't mean we're automatically pros at it...
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3 ways to boost your post-lockdown spending budget

Whether it’s already happened, or you’re still counting down the days, non-essential shops are beginning to open up around the world. In all the excitement of finally having a little more freedom, it can be easy to take a few days off from your budget and ‘treat yourself’ for the first time in a very (very) long time.
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Negotiating? These 5 tips could help you to see success in the workplace

Whether you’re looking for an extra line in your CV, or you simply want to brush up on certain skills, here are our five steps for successfully negotiating your education in the workplace.

Embedded banking: how does shopping keep getting quicker?

Trap? Or handy convenience?

Uber, Shopify, Klarna... What do these three companies have in common? They are all taking advantage of the world of embedded banking.
Negative Interest Rates - what are they & how will they affect you?

What should 'Negative Interest Rate' mean to you?

With the UK considering Negative Interest Rates, what do you need to know about them?

Do you know these 9 simple steps that could protect your financial future?

Do you know how your money’s protected in an emergency and what you can do now for your future and security? With these 9 points you can avoid uncertainty and prepare yourself.

Reliable ways to avoid falling into debt & how to snowball your way out

How you can avoid debt and how the snowball principle can help you get debt under control.

Living longer - what does that mean financially?

Modern medicine is an incredible thing. We’re living longer, healthier lives, and celebrating a 100th birthday doesn’t seem as far-fetched as it once was. But while our doctors have allowed us to live longer, our bank accounts don’t know how to keep up.

Follow these 6 tips to find the financial expert that is right for you

When do you need financial advice? How do you find someone you can trust? What should you be aware of when selecting your advisor? This checklist provides the most important points.

Raffaella & Valentina - two women talk about what they do with their money

Valentina invested at a high just before the crisis, Raffaella became an entrepreneur in January. Because we learn a lot about money primarily from experience: here are two stories about women and what they do with their money.

Want to create your own financial plan? Here are 7 simple steps...

What do you want for tomorrow? In five years? Ten years? A financial plan helps you to create order. It provides you with security, increases your ability to react to the unexpected, and helps you to achieve your goals.

How you can support equality with your financial investment

Investments in companies that actively live and promote diversity and equality are increasing. Just a hype, or a good opportunity? How do such systems work and what you should know about them?

These 6 points help you to harmonise money and values

Is investing money also an affair of the heart? How you can express your values with your money and how to go about it.

Five women explain how your money can make the world a better place

Would you like to try your hand at sustainable investment? Our co-founder Olga asked five female financial professionals some key questions to help get you started.

How do you know when to save and when to invest?

8 tips for saving and investing: How much money do you need to get started? When should you start?

7 tips on investing with robo-advisors

What if investing were as easy as online shopping? Let’s explore how to invest with robo-advisors.
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What women should know about money and investing

It all started when my dad suddenly died, leaving us in a whirlpool of receipts and bills, along with shock and grief. It took my mum and I, two well-educated women, almost 2 years to get out of this tornado and start to understand everything.
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Chatting with the Queen of Shops

Our co-founder Jude Kelly is a guest on the latest episode of Work Like a Woman, as part of the second series of this podcast from Mary Portas.