ISSUE 1277

Money for good: How to save it, spend it and make the world a better place

We’re celebrating Good Money Week with our finance special! Find out about pounds with a purpose, how Big Issue Invest is making lending fair, whether gold is the key to a plentiful pension pot – and how Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus thinks he has the solution to dismantling poverty.

Also this week:

  • Paisley local Paolo Nutini on why his home town deserves to be crowned UK City of Culture 2021. In a touching, down-to-earth interview, Paolo discusses why a place like Paisley needs community spirit to survive, and how he hopes the bid will restore people’s faith in the town.
  • In Letter to My Younger SelfDawn French reflects upon her father’s suicide, her relationship with Jennifer Saunders, and how her 16-year-old self would be “amazed” that she had made it into the inner circle inhabited by her comedy heroes.
  • Celebrate Social Saturday in style with our guide to eight unusual things to do to celebrate the country’s best and brightest social enterprises. Including a trip around Brighton on a solar-powered bus, making your own espadrilles, and, er, the National Ploughing Championship. Seriously, ploughing.
  • And, as always, much more.