Benefits & savings

Benefits & savings

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

clutching at pennies

Your guide to children’s pension

Ask anyone if they’re confused and mistrustful of pensions, and they’ll say yes. That’s not surprising as most people overcomplicate the issue, but this...
child savings

How to build savings for your child

All parents want to give their children the best possible start in life, and investing in a savings scheme of some kind is a...
pension plan

What you need to know about pensions

The word ‘pension’ describes the income which is provided to somebody when they are in retirement. A ‘pension plan’ is the investment vehicle which...
Junior ISAs

Your ten-step guide to starting a savings plan

It’s probably been on your to-do list for a while, but starting a savings plan doesn’t have to be such a chore. Follow our...
family in the park

Junior ISAs – what you need to know

ISAs – or Individual Savings Accounts – have been available in the UK since 1999. But the brand new Junior ISAs will now give...
benefits

An easy guide to benefits

You might not think benefits are for you, particularly if you’re in work. But it could be that you qualify for some support. And...
gift of giving

How to make the most of what you give to charity

Christmas is over, so what are you going to do with your unwanted gifts? If you take the children’s discarded toys to the local...
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...
premium bond

Premium bonds: Christmas turkeys or just icing?

Many of us were given Premium Bonds for Christmas when we were little – and they are still around today, but are they “Christmas...
unhappy investor

Unhappy investor? Keep calm and carry on!

The UK financial markets went down for nine successive days at the end of last month – so it probably doesn’t feel like a...
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