Benefits & savings

Benefits & savings

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

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...
legal guardianship

How to appoint legal guardianship for your children

As much as they moan, cry and scream at us, exhaust us, and drain our bank accounts, we love our children unconditionally and would...
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...
Sure Start Maternity Grant

Sure Start Maternity Grant – the basics!

Looking for help with the costs of caring for a new baby?  The Sure Start Maternity Grant is a £500 payment to parents with...
Maternity benefits

Maternity rights: what family benefits can you get?

If you’re pregnant or have children there are a range of maternity rights and family benefits available – but many of them are NOT...
pension five things

Five things to look out for when choosing your pension

The world of pensions can be a confusing one. And trying to choose the right one from a choice of hundreds is not easy...
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),...
Junior ISA Shepherds Friendly

Reasons Why You Should Make the Most of Your Child’s Junior ISA Allowance Before...

On first look you may think there isn’t a huge amount of difference between a child’s savings account and a Junior ISA (JISA). In...
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...
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...
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Screaming Baby

Britons Would Rather Share a Flight With Rowdy Hen/Stag Parties & Crying Babies Than...

New research by an online flight comparison company has revealed that one in four Britons have experienced a flight where someone has made fellow...

Son Frozen in Fear as Dad Plays Evil Prank with Tarantula

Poor Brooklyn. Gaffer taped and laying down on the floor, dad plays 'guessing game'' with him to win money. He manages to guess the first toy...

Cute Baby Girl Imitates Baby Goat to the Amusement of Mother and Goat Handler

This cute little girl seems to have master the art of 'Goat' and bleats back at the baby goat much to the amusements of...

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Dinosaurs in the Wild

Win 1 x family tickets to Dinosaurs in the Wild at the Birmingham NEC

Win tickets to take the kids somewhere they’ve never been – back in time! Dinosaurs in the Wild is set to take you on...
National Unplugging Day 2017

Win a Children’s 26” Performance Bike by Raleigh Worth £340.00

In support of National Unplugging Day on June 25th 2017 we have teamed up with bike specialist, Raleigh to give one lucky winner a...

Win a Week-Long Getaway and Unplug Yourself This Summer

** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ** In support of National Unplugging Day on June 25th 2017 we have teamed up with Camping in the Forest...

DON'T MISS! CHEAP TRAVEL & DAYS OUT

Forest Holidays

Save a Massive 15% on a Forest Holidays Family Escape

The Freedom of the Forest with Your Family A Forest Holiday is whatever you want it to be. Escape to one of nine idyllic locations,...
Holiday Tips for Parents

Keep Stress Levels to a Minimum When Travelling with Children

Now we are hitting the run up to summer, it’s time to start thinking about our summer holidays. Whether you had yours booked since...
Al Fresco How to Camp in Style

How to Camp in Style with Al Fresco – Save Up To 50% on...

** FLASH SALE ** Save an extra £125 off all parks this July in France or Austria Terms & Conditions Terms and conditions - BH125 - £125...

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Birthday party save money budget

The Fool Proof Guide to Throwing a DIY Kids’ Party

When your child’s birthday rolls around, the expenses can quickly add up. However, you don’t need to break the bank to throw them a...
Shepherds Friendly Junior ISA

Reasons Why You Should Make the Most of Your Child’s New Junior ISA Allowance...

On first look you may think there isn’t a huge amount of difference between a child’s savings account and a Junior ISA (JISA). In fact, you...
Martin Lewis Childcare Costs

Martin Lewis Explains How to Claim up to £2000 Towards Childcare Costs in New...

Parents take note! There’s a new kid on the block that could mean up to £2,000 to help towards childcare costs. The Tax Free...