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payday loans Blog 14 November 2012 38% of payday loan customers use the cash to feed their family»

38% of payday loan customers use the cash to feed their family

As struggling families seek a quick solution to their financial troubles, it’s the payday loan firms that are emerging as the winners.   More »

womens pay gap Blog 14 November 2012 Women earn 14.9% less than men... for doing the same job!»

Women earn 14.9% less than men... for doing the same job!

For the first time on record, the pay gap between men and women now looks likely to widen, rather than shrink.   More »

christmas debt Blog 14 November 2012 Can you afford Christmas? »

Can you afford Christmas?

With the cost of Christmas now hitting just under £592, is it any surprise more than one in 10 of us are still struggling with festive debt?   More »

living wage Blog 14 August 2013 The Who, What and Why of living wages»

The Who, What and Why of living wages

The news media coverage about the living wage can be confusing. We give you the facts and clear up your questions.   More »

Private tuition Blog 14 November 2012 More than 1 in 4 parents use a private tutor»

More than 1 in 4 parents use a private tutor

More than a quarter of parents use private tuition to help their children’s education – but are there less expensive alternatives?   More »

deals and discounts Blog 25 March 2013 Fancy Christmas on us?»

Fancy Christmas on us?

We're lending a helping hand this festive season. Find out how you can get your Christmas presents, decorations, dinner and more on us this year.   More »

bucket list Blog 14 August 2013 The Top 20 Bucket List: What's yours? »

The Top 20 Bucket List: What's yours?

The greatest achievement in life for most people in Britain is paying off their mortgage. What's yours?   More »

housing benefit Blog 14 November 2012 Housing benefit: 56,000 families to be £91 a week worse off»

Housing benefit: 56,000 families to be £91 a week worse off

Affordable housing shortages could affect almost half of England by 2017 due to government welfare reforms.   More »

pound coin Blog 24 July 2013 Fancy £1 an hour childcare?»

Fancy £1 an hour childcare?

A landmark report has recommended that mums are offered an extra 10 hours of childcare a week at the cost of just £1 an hour. Would you take advantage of it?   More »

parents spending on baby fashion Blog 14 November 2012 Parents spend £327 on baby fashion»

Parents spend £327 on baby fashion

Would you spend over £300 in your baby's first year to keep up with the celebrity fashion?   More »

woman stressed at work Blog 26 June 2014 Child benefit cuts + soaring childcare costs = stressed parent. Here’s how to cope!»

Child benefit cuts + soaring childcare costs = stressed parent. Here’s how to cope!

Millions of families will soon receive letters informing them of cuts to Child Benefit. Will you be one of them? What can you do to make up the shortfall?   More »

christmas food shopping Blog 14 November 2012 Get over £40 off your food bill this Christmas»

Get over £40 off your food bill this Christmas

That Christmas food bill just keeps adding up, but with Morrisons and MyFamilyClub you could save over £40 on your sprouts this year.   More »

deals and discounts Blog 25 March 2013 Pleased to be welcoming Afro Bean into the household»

Pleased to be welcoming Afro Bean into the household

A big congratulations as Gemma announces her third baby is on the way!   More »

school uniform costs Blog 14 November 2012 Are you being ripped off by £52 million on school uniform? »

Are you being ripped off by £52 million on school uniform?

The OFT has called for change as schools force families to fork out £52 million a year for uniforms from exclusive suppliers. Can families cut the cost?   More »

deals and discounts Blog 19 April 2013 Gemma’s trick on how to get your kids to eat salad»

Gemma’s trick on how to get your kids to eat salad

Want your kids to eat a healthy salad without complaints? Gemma lets you in on her secret stealth tactic.   More »

cheap petrol prices Blog 14 August 2013 Which supermarket offers the best petrol prices?»

Which supermarket offers the best petrol prices?

The great supermarket price wars have spilled out into the forecourt. Are you the eventual winner or is it just a gimmick? Read on.   More »

deals and discounts Blog 03 July 2013 Gemma’s top 4 delicious tomato recipes for the family»

Gemma’s top 4 delicious tomato recipes for the family

Tomato lover Gemma has put together four of her favourite tomato recipes that all the family can enjoy.   More »

supermarket Blog 14 November 2012 When you can give supermarkets a run for their money»

When you can give supermarkets a run for their money

At what time of day can you save £20 just by hanging around in the right place at the right time?   More »

tax shock Blog 14 November 2012 Will your Child Benefit be cut next year?»

Will your Child Benefit be cut next year?

Millions of parents are dreading receiving a letter from HMRC - telling them how their Child Benefit could be cut. Find out if you'll be one of them.   More »

housing benefit families Blog 14 November 2012 Will your kids have to live with you until they're 50?»

Will your kids have to live with you until they're 50?

Do you struggle to pay the rent? More and more working families across the UK are reliant on benefits to keep a roof over their heads. Will your kids ever be able to afford to leave home?   More »

Energy firms - mistrust Blog 14 November 2012 Energy suppliers forced to tell customers which is the ‘cheapest’ tariff»

Energy suppliers forced to tell customers which is the ‘cheapest’ tariff

Energy regulator Ofgem will force suppliers to offer the cheapest tariff to customers, it has been announced. Does this mean your fuel bills will come down?   More »

rising energy prices Blog 14 November 2012 The PM has promised to lower energy tariffs - but will it work?»

The PM has promised to lower energy tariffs - but will it work?

Yesterday David Cameron promised to change the law to force energy companies to put every customer on the cheapest possible deal. Will it actually happen, and what would it mean for your family’s bills?   More »

Will disabled children lose out under Universal Credit? Blog 14 November 2012 Could your disabled child lose out under Universal Credit?»

Could your disabled child lose out under Universal Credit?

Families with disabled children could stand to lose up to £28 per week under the proposed benefits overhaul. Will your family be affected?   More »

breakfast clubs Blog 14 November 2012 UK food poverty increases - with kids going to school hungry »

UK food poverty increases - with kids going to school hungry

Britain’s poorest children are going hungry, with nearly 110,000 UK adults and children receiving food aid in just six months.   More »

Jess Neale Blog 17 October 2012 Halloween party on a budget»

Halloween party on a budget

MyFamilyClub's Jess Neale, prepares for a spooktacular party for her nephew's birthday.   More »

paternity leave Blog 14 August 2013 Mum and Dad sharing maternity leave - a good idea?»

Mum and Dad sharing maternity leave - a good idea?

New paternity leave rules for both mums and dads mean that they are both legally entitled to share time off work during the baby’s first year; one at a time.   More »

Would you serve out of date food? Blog 14 November 2012 Half of Brits would serve out of date food to their guests»

Half of Brits would serve out of date food to their guests

Next time your friends invite you over for dinner, you might want to think twice...   More »

emma marsh Blog 04 October 2012 The true cost of food»

The true cost of food

Have you ever considered what goes into the production of a slice of pizza? Binning food wastes more than just your cash...   More »

deals and discounts Blog 25 March 2013 Walk to School Month: it's time to walk the walk»

Walk to School Month: it's time to walk the walk

October is Walk to School month and Gemma sets out on a walking adventure with Spaghetti Legs and Afro Baby.   More »