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.

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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; 13 of those 34 issues are themed, and another three 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​:

2020

  • Saturday 4 January
  • Saturday 1 February Plus a philanthropy special
  • Saturday 15 February Women’s fashion
  • Saturday 29 February Arts
  • Saturday 7 March
  • Saturday 14 March Men’s fashion 
  • Friday 27 March Plus a global property special
  • Saturday 4 April  
  • Saturday 18 April Design 
  • Friday 24 April
  • Saturday 2 May
  • Saturday 23 May Travel
  • Friday 29 May
  • Saturday 6 June 
  • Friday 12 June
  • Saturday 20 June Escape
  • Saturday 4 July  
  • Saturday 11 July
  • Saturday 1 August 
  • Saturday 5 September 
  • Saturday 12 September Women’s fashion   
  • Saturday 19 September Men’s fashion
  • Saturday 26 September Arts
  • Saturday 3 October 
  • Saturday 10 October Design
  • Saturday 17 October Plus a global property special 
  • Saturday 31 October Travel 
  • Saturday 7 November 
  • Saturday 14 November Holiday
  • Saturday 21 November
  • Saturday 28 November Celebration
  • Saturday 5 December
  • Saturday 12 December 
  • Saturday 19 December