Family budgeting

Family budgeting

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

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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Have your dream Christmas (on a budget)

The light switch-on ceremonies have begun, the supermarkets and shops are decked out like winter wonderlands, and the tear jerking adverts are coming thick...
autumn statement - how does it affect your family

Autumn Statement: Find out if your family wins or loses

The Autumn Statement is like a mini-Budget, in which the government announces the changes it will make to things like taxes, benefits, savings and...
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Your 30 minute budget makeover

If you’re a new mum or dad, you’ve probably not had a chance to sit down - let alone develop a household budgeting plan....
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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...
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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...
payday loan alternatives

Don’t get ripped off – alternatives to payday loans

Payday loans have been in the news again, with the government planning to introduce a new law to cap the cost of such loans....
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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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Debt problems ‘often hidden from partners’

Do you really know the state of your partner’s finances? A study by the Co-Operative Bank has found that more than one in 10...
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My Home Ltd

In many respects, running a household is the same as running a business.  Money comes in, money goes out, and at the end of...
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