Family budgeting

Family budgeting

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

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...
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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...
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How to budget

Looking after the family budget is often something we muddle through. We don’t have time, and it’s confusing. We mean to save, but things...
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How To Create a Family Budget in Under 30 Minutes

Making a budget doesn't have to be hard work. Discover how to create a family budget in less time than it takes to watch...
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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...
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Teach your kids money values

Worried your kids think money grows on trees? Confused about giving pocket money? Here’s how to teach your children financial sense… Set an example Research has...
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The best financial New Year’s Resolution that you can make

A brand new year is a fantastic time to make some long lasting changes to your finances. However, the problem with financial planning is that...
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How to get out of debt

If you’re feeling anxious and stressed about your finances, you’re not alone. Last year, YouGov conducted a survey on behalf of the IFP and...
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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....
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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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Summer Holiday Money Saving Tips

Keep Sane with our Top 10 Summer Holiday Money Saving Tips and Secrets

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Why should you save for your child’s future?

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...