Benefits & savings

Benefits & savings

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

bank notes

How to protect your savings

Looking after your savings is crucial when you have a family. But with interest rates being low and debts getting higher, it’s tricky to...
stocks and shares

How to invest in the stock market

You may not know this, but chances are you are already investing in the stock market. Pensions, ISAs, Child Trust Funds (stakeholder or shares version),...

Help with healthcare costs: pregnancy and the first year

During pregnancy and the first year, every woman gets free prescriptions and free dental care.  If you are on a low income, there is...
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...
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