Family budgeting

Family budgeting

Practical tips on budgeting, cutting costs in the home and managing your finances


The best ways to get out of debt

If you’re deeply in debt, the future may seem very bleak. However, facing your financial situation and getting the right help needn’t be a...
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How To Spring Clean Your Finances

Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your business' finances. Here’s how to make a little go a long way, and put your...

Bailiffs and debt collectors: Your consumer rights

Bailiffs and debt collectors can be called in for non-payment of everything from parking fines to credit card bills. Every year, the DVLA passes bailiffs...
tuition fees

Your guide to university fees, loans and grants

Confused about the increase in university fees? You’re not alone; a recent survey from YouGov finds 33% of parents with kids aged 13-21 have...
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How to give money as Christmas gifts

Gifts of money are great if you are stuck for ideas and time. And more than half of us are planning to put a...
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How to get out of debt

If you’re feeling anxious and stressed about your finances, you’re not alone. Last year, YouGov conducted a survey on behalf of the IFP and...
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How to baby-proof your budget

The months before your baby is born are exciting, wonderful... and expensive. The average parents-to-be spend £2,000 before the baby even arrives. Add in all...
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Pocket money: teaching kids the value of money

It’s a thorny subject in some households and lucky is the parent who has never heard the words: “but Jonnie in my class gets...
Budget 2012 impact on cost of living

Budget 2012: Case studies – meet the winners and losers

Let’s face it, trying to absorb the Chancellor’s full hour-long speech, working out what it will mean specifically to us and our families is...
CTFs and Junior ISAs explained

CTFs and Junior ISAs explained

Child Trust Funds (CTFs) have now been closed to new savers and replaced by Junior Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs). Here, we look at the differences...
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