Blog Posts

Post-Lockdown Finances: How to Enjoy Summer Without the Financial Hangover

Thursday, July 8, 2021

While Brits have flocked out to enjoy our well-earnt freedom, some of us may be feeling a little financially stung. So, we have compiled 4 tips to ensure you make the most of this Summer of spending; without the financial hangover...

Is 'Buy Now, Pay Later' a Good Idea?

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Their veneer may be shiny, millennial pink or soft mint green, but at their core these companies are still, well…lenders. Now, using a lender is not always a bad thing...

A Beginner's Guide to Investing - What You Need to Know

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

What does investing in the stock market really entail? How much money can you make investing? What are the best investments? And, how do you get started investing? Read on to find out.

The Dark Side of Black Friday & How to Turn it Green

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Black Friday returns tomorrow, and you can bet millions of us will be hunched over our laptops or phones, ready to divulge our hard-earned money on these one-day deals. And it’s safe to say, we won’t just be buying the essentials...Here's how you can help out and not miss out on the sales.

The Top 4 Black Financial Influencers to Follow on Instagram

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Money Lessons from ‘Schitt’s Creek’ - The Sit-Com of the Year

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Beneath the veneer of outlandish outfits, sassy put-downs, and enough wigs to put American Hustle to shame, is a show with a whole lot of heart – oh, and some financial literacy lessons...

The Change to the Pension Age - Who Does it Affect and How?

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

On Thursday, the British government confirmed its plan, first proposed in 2014, to increase the minimum access age to your private pension from 55 to 57 in 2028. Here's how it could affect you.

The 6 Tricks Online Shops Use - And How to Avoid Them

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Online shopping has been on a precipitous rise for years now, but with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, us Brits are spending more time in our homes, and on our phones, than ever before. More time on the internet meant more ads, and an unprecedented boom in online shopping...But at what cost?

50 30 20 Rule – The Simple Way to Save More

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Budgeting that isn’t so bothersome. Saving money and budgeting are like two peas in a pod. But budgeting doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated. In fact, the now famous “50 30 20” rule to budgeting is perhaps the simplest way to save.

What Have The Wagebox Team Been Up To?

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

To deliver on our promise: to create an app that improved financial wellbeing, we knew we had to delay our launch.We know that with impact of the pandemic on everyone’s finances, our work has become more important than ever. So, you might be wondering – what exactly have we been up to the last couple of months?

How Employers Can Improve Financial Wellbeing

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The state of financial wellbeing in the UK is to put it simply – not great. £15bn is lost every year by UK businesses due to low productivity caused by financial stress.22% of UK adults have less than £100 in savings/investments. 'Read More' to continue...

What COVID-19 means for your Pension

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

When it comes to COVID-19, the economic fallouts are plentiful, and unfortunately your pension is not immune. The “triple-lock” guarantee for state pensions is still in place, despite discussions a fortnight ago that it may be scrapped. Nevertheless, when it comes to private or work pensions there are still factors that could affect your hard-earned savings. 'Read More' to continue...

Lost Income Due To COVID-19 Pandemic? Here is the Help Available

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The fallout of COVID-19 has thrown many of us into difficult financial waters. Suddenly being made redundant or having your income severely affected can be overwhelmingly stressful. Fortunately, there are a number of options available to help you weather through this tricky time. 'Read More' to continue...

Financial Wellness and Managing Money during COVID-19

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

As we become accustomed to the physical realities of Covid-19 or Coronavirus, the economic fallout has yet to fully reveal itself. So, whether you have been let go, furloughed or your job is secure, it is now more important than ever to be smart about your spending. Our physical and mental wellbeing are of course of utmost importance but burying our heads in the sand when it comes to our finances will only lead to more stress or uncertainty. 'Read More' to continue...

The Fundamentals of Financial Wellbeing

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

 Wellbeing is the buzzword of the decade. The world is waking up to the importance of wellbeing, from public health to self-care. Unfortunately, financial wellbeing often gets left out of the situation. And in some ways this is no surprise, money has often been a taboo in British culture. The unfortunate irony is that money is exactly the thing we need to be talking about most. Indeed, most people are more anxious about their finances than they are about their health, relationships or career. In fact, poor financial health can have a negative domino effect on all areas of our life – regardless of our income.