Tips, guides and tools for smart budgeting and money saving

Lorraine Heller

Do you have a question on child benefit?

We seem to have child benefit coming out of our ears (not literally of course, that would be nice…) The changes announced in George...
Jess Neale

Food glorious food

Last weekend I made my lasagne recipe for the family, which is one of my personal favourites to make (and to eat!). I do...
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...
henrietta oxlade

Investment risk is like a box of take-away doughnuts

I observed an interesting behavioural trait in my office last week. It was our mortgage broker’s birthday – and he brought in a massive...
top tip from the Budget and child benefit

How to hold on to your child benefit

More than one million families are set to lose some or all of their child benefit after changes announced in the budget. At the moment,...
Sue Hayward

What I liked about the Budget announcement

Yes as you might expect, I was watching the Budget yesterday; sporting both my ‘money journalist’ hat and one as a working mum. And...
MyFamilyClub case study

Stocks & Shares ISAs: when to invest

There is nothing like an impending event to whip up an advertising frenzy.  As we approach the end of the tax year, the investment...
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...
Help for first time buyers

Budget 2012: Chancellor champions help for first-time buyers

Climbing on to the property ladder is a real struggle, but Chancellor George Osborne has offered some respite, using his Budget to push a scheme...
Child benefit changes in the Budget

Budget 2012: Child benefit changes are softened

Families have been fretting over the Government's plans to reform the child benefit system for months, with the proposals throwing up a range of...
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