Family budgeting

Family budgeting

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

teaching money

Teaching money to your kids – the fun way

With no one teaching money to us, we usually learn through painful mistakes. Help your children learn some of the lessons properly and early,...
family budget really works

How my family budget planning (really!) works

Whatever age your children are, or if you're waiting for the first to arrive, it's never too late to take control of your finances...
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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...
how to get out of debt for good

How to get out of debt – for good

Mounting debt can seem inevitable when your living costs – and credit agreement costs – exceed your income. But if you are finding it hard...
household bills

How to cut costs on household bills

Energy bills can take a huge chunk out of the household budget, but here are a few tips to help bring them down. 1....
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...
hate the bank

10 things we hate about our banks

Despite statistics showing that we are more likely to get divorced than switch current accounts, our relationships with our banks do not always run...
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...
poorest families

Budget 2012: Impact on family earning £10K

Chancellor George Osborne has released his Budget 2012 and this is an at-a-glance breakdown of how it could impact a typical family...
Budget impact on family case study 1

Budget 2012: Impact on Family earning £25K

Chancellor George Osborne has released his Budget 2012 and this is an at-a-glance breakdown of how it could impact a typical family ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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