China – North Korea’s Great Wall Escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula have resulted in significant pressure from US President Donald Trump and other national leaders, for China to help end North Korea’s development of its nuclear weapons and missile programs. Pyongyang’s provocations and continued development of its nuclear weapon and missile capabilities have been... Continue Reading →
So today i'll be sharing how i've approached buying food and some hacks i've learned in my time here to make your money go further. So in London, eating out even for things which (probably) should be cheap, like burgers, is expensive. A burger with fries is looking to cost you at least £11 which is ridiculous.... Continue Reading →
So for the second post in the series on student life in the UK, i'll be sharing three things i learned from my experience of getting myself set up and ready for my year in London. Now a bit of context - I live in a student accommodation flat owned by the University i am... Continue Reading →
I'm starting a little series on some helpful hints/suggestions from my experience about getting through student life in the UK. Thought i would start with one of the most important ones - getting money from home to the UK. Getting money from home to the UK is probably the most important thing you need to... Continue Reading →
From my experience saving money comes from a particular mindset which you need to develop. It's about looking out for opportunities to change behaviours which will help you save and make money and being willing to do what it takes. This over time develops in to habits which allow your savings account balance to increase.... Continue Reading →
China’s response to the THAAD - Bringing their own nightmares to life The decision by South Korea to deploy the US anti-missile battery, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in July 2016, has been met by significant opposition from China who claim it poses an unacceptable threat to their national security. Since August... Continue Reading →
You may be wondering why i named my blog 'The Thrifty Spy'. Simple really, my MA course here in London is in intelligence, and the only way i got here was by being thrifty. Obviously, i'm no James Bond and won't be owning an Aston Martin anytime soon but i like to think i'm pretty thrifty (If you don't know, thrifty=careful with money).