Jessica Hill, The National

Jessica Hill

The National

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Past articles by Jessica:

Money & Me: 'I hate saving and spend most of my income enjoying life'

The chief executive of an architecture and design practice says you never know when life will end → Read More

Money & Me: 'I set up my first online venture at 14 to earn pocket money'

Entrepreneur Sarah Jones, of, says the experience gave her a sense of independence she never wanted to give up → Read More

Money & Me: 'I’ve set up seven businesses and all have crossed the $1m mark'

Despite his success, serial entrepreneur Vinayak Mahtani says he is 'bad with cash' and relies on his wife to give him a weekly spending allowance  → Read More

How to ensure a smooth exit from the UAE when it's time to relocate

Former residents share their tips on how to get your affairs in order before you move to the next location → Read More

How much do UAE residents spend on Christmas?

From the careful planner to the high spender that expects to spend Dh6,000 on gifts alone, residents reveal their approaches to giving → Read More

Small businesses to feel the strain of VAT

Setting up an accounting system will set entrepreneurs back about Dh3,000 with monthly maintenance costs of Dh1,500 per month → Read More

Money & Me: 'I helped my parents buy a house when I was 24'

Restaurateur Shabnum Stumpft says coming from an entrepreneurial family in the UK helped her secure a well-paid job at a young age → Read More

Budgeting for a baby is a challenge for new UAE mums

From covering maternity leave to the costs of delivery, childcare and essentials such as strollers and nappies, having a child comes with a catalogue of expenses → Read More

'We live on a shoestring in the UAE': Spendthrift expats reveal budget secrets

Thrifty UAE residents reveal how learning to live on less is making life in the Emirates more affordable and boosting their savings at the same time → Read More

UAE residents cash in on the surging second hand market

The surge in popularity of the nearly new is not just about penny pinching, it also reflects residents' preference to live more sustainably → Read More

Money & me: 'The basic life was not enough for me'

Canadian Rohan Nathan started buying mutual funds and stocks as a teenager with his income from a part-time accountancy job → Read More

UAE residents reveal how they financed their dream sabbaticals

Taking a year out should be part of a solid financial plan, experts advise, and make sure your CV explains the gap in your career → Read More

UAE residents who have mastered the art of being more responsible

Five UAE residents strive to be more conscious and giving in their lives and are helping others do the same. → Read More

My UAE: Perpetually reflecting with actor Habib Ghuloom Al Attar

The 53-year-old from Ras Al Khaimah discovered his acting talents performing in school plays, but in 1983, his decision to study for a bachelor’s degree in drama at a Kuwaiti university did not sit well with his family. → Read More

Why more parents in the UAE are homeschooling their children

A growing number of parents in the UAE are choosing to homeschool their children, whether it's to save money on school fees, protect them from bullying or give them a better chance at learning. → Read More

Determined to show that they are not defined by a disability

Enable, a social enterprise offshoot of the Desert Group of horticultural and landscape companies, has a new popup shop at Dubai's D3 design district employing adults with learning disabilities. → Read More

Twenty-four-hour shopping at Yas Mall for Eid Al Fitr holidays

Yas Mall will be open round the clock from 10am on Sunday, offering discounts as well as performances by jugglers, dancers and musicians to re-energize sleepy shoppers throughout the night. → Read More

Off hours: UAE Space Agency director general remains close to the stars

As director general of the UAE Space Agency, Mohammed Al Ahbabi has a job that’s simply out of this world. → Read More

UAE Father’s Day: Cultural high-flyers pay tribute to their influential dads

We ask some of the people shaping the country’s cultural landscape – in the realms of film, social media, innovation and business – to share the effect their fathers have had on their lives. → Read More

Salman and Kabir Khan on new family drama Tubelight and SRK’s cameo

Ahead of Tubelight release actor Salman Khan and director Kabir Khan tell us how about the inspiration for Salman’s character and why Shah Rukh Khan’s cameo was necessary. → Read More