Benefits & savings

Benefits & savings

All you need to know about child benefit, tax credits, benefit entitlements and savings

personal pension plan

How to start a personal pension

As a nation, we are living longer. That’s great news – but it also means we are likely to need much more money to...
Saving for the future

You don’t have to be rich to have an IFA

For many people, seeing an Independent Financial Adviser (aka IFA) is considered a luxury for the rich. However, just as with anything, you can...
tax and budget

Tax and benefit changes – how will you be affected?

George Osborne’s 2013 budget announced developments that will affect us all over the next couple of years – but there are also changes to...
life insurance what you need to know

Why do you need insurance?

Life insurance is not a new fad. In Ancient Roman times, they used to have ‘Burial Clubs’ which covered the members’ funeral expenses, and...
How to pay less tax

10 easy ways to pay less tax

There are a number of simple (completely legal!) ways you can pay less tax. Here are the 10 best ways to quickly cut your...
working tax credit

Can I claim working tax credit?

Tax credits can be a great help financially, especially if you have lots of mouths to feed at home. However, many people miss out...
Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert

Martin Lewis Explains the Severely Mentally Impaired (SMI) Council Tax Discount of Up to...

Up to 100,000 of the most vulnerable people in society are missing out on a council tax discount worth £100s or £1,000s – as...
child benefit what you're entitled to

How much child benefit will I get?

Changes to the child benefit system mean that not everyone will automatically get the same amount of child benefit, as was previously the case....
best junior isas

Best Junior ISAs: The ultimate guide

Do you want your kids to get a head start in life and get them financially savvy at the same time? Of course you...
tax

Your Christmas present from the Tax Man

I think most people would agree that a chunky rebate from the tax man would be a welcome Christmas present. Every year, millions of people...
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