About us

A website of worldly pleasures from the Financial Times.

Masquerade fashion set

How To Spend It has been part of the Financial Times for more than 40 years, first as a single page in the Saturday edition of the newspaper, then as an expanded section and, finally, from 1994, as a large-format glossy magazine. Widely regarded as the benchmark for luxury lifestyle magazines, it is now distributed globally with the Financial Times 34 times a year.

Howtospendit.com was launched in 2009. It has many unique characteristics, including free access to the searchable content of more than 200 issues of the magazine, organised by subject rather than by print edition, plus additional web-only daily postings – blogs, columns, interviews and news – from our award-winning team of writers and editors. In September 2011, howtospendit.com launched a free iPad app (howtospendit.com/ipad). It now has over 290,000 downloads.


How to get the print edition

How To Spend It comes out with the Financial Times newspaper on 26 Saturdays and 8 Fridays a year; 14 of those 34 issues are themed, and another seven include themed sections. (If there were an award for Most Baffling Magazine Publishing Schedule, we’d win it.) So herewith, for loyal but confused readers, are the dates How To Spend It appears in print​:


  • Saturday January 5 
  • Saturday February 2
  • Saturday February 16 Smart Arts
  • Saturday March 2
  • Saturday March 9 Wise Guise
  • Saturday March 16 A Passion For Fashion 
  • Friday March 22 Plus a global property special
  • Saturday April 6  
  • Saturday April 20 Superior Interiors 
  • Friday April 26 Plus a men’s style special 
  • Saturday May 4
  • Saturday May 11 Travel Unravelled 
  • Friday May 17 Plus a speed themed special
  • Saturday June 1  
  • Friday June 7
  • Saturday June 15 Boats That Rock 
  • Saturday July 6  
  • Friday July 12
  • Saturday August 3 
  • Saturday September 7 
  • Saturday September 14 Wise Guise   
  • Saturday September 21 A Passion For Fashion
  • Saturday September 28 Smart Arts
  • Saturday October 5 
  • Friday October 11 Plus a global property special 
  • Saturday October 19 Super Interiors 
  • Saturday October 26 Travel Unravelled 
  • Saturday November 2 
  • Friday November 8 Plus a men’s style special 
  • Saturday November 16 Christmas Unwrapped 
  • Saturday November 23 Fine Times, plus a beauty special 
  • Friday November 29
  • Saturday December 7 
  • Saturday December 14 How To Trend It