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How to spot a scam collection

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MONEY“I WAS SCAMMED OUT OF £36,000 – THROUGH A TEXT” Think you’d never fall victim to a text scam? That’s exactly what mum-of-two Sally* thought, until it happened to her. As told to Louisa Pritchard 5MIN MONEY“YOU MIGHT THINK YOU’RE TECH-SAVVY BUT EVERYONE CAN FALL FOR AN ONLINE SCAM” Fraudsters can scam you out of …

This is the most expensive age to be alive

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While simply existing at any age costs an arm and a leg, researchers have totalled the most expensive period of your life – and it is, according to the latest figures, age 31. But, rather than 31-year-olds racking up costs on avocados and Ubers, as is so often suggested, they’re forking out on big expensive milestones, …

Are women really “worried” about out-earning men?

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There are three undeniable truths of article-sharing on Twitter: a) the exact same handful of articles continues to resurface every so often; b) readers will almost only ever respond to the intentionally provocative title; and c) when they do, they will quote-tweet it with the exact same sassy responses as the last time this happened, …

Money talks. But, between friends, it also divides

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Everyone knows that feeling of being in a large group when the bill comes. Do you split it equally, even though you know some people deliberately just ordered the side salad and tap water, or do you pull out the calculator and try to work out what each person owes? If you’re one of the …

Women are reluctant to invest money

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Last week, I found myself in a workshop, tasked with figuring out how to encourage more women to invest their money. Of the many “gaps” women face, investing is one, too. And even though women are actually often better at it than men, we’re reluctant. We’re less likely to take the risk, we don’t feel …

Life at a start-up: terrible-desk edition

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In the first in a series of behind-the-scenes blogs, we’re taking a minute to talk about life at The Pool: day-to-day stuff along with the more business side of things. We want to give a more detailed look at who’s in The Pool, how they ended up there and why it works the way it …