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airport prices 12 February 2013 Low-cost airline for long-haul travellers»

Low-cost airline for long-haul travellers

Nearly three in four of us would be happy to forgo the luxury of a premium flight to save cash with a low-cost airline, says a survey.   More »

paid for recycling upgrading electricals 12 February 2013 Fancy the chance to recycle for cash?»

Fancy the chance to recycle for cash?

£200 million worth of electrical waste is discarded by families every year, but a new service could mean we can recycle for cash.   More »

leaving a tip 12 February 2013 Cash-strapped travellers cut back on tips»

Cash-strapped travellers cut back on tips

One third of us have cut the amount we give in tips or have stopped handing them out altogether, as cost-saving continues to take priority.   More »

financial advice 12 February 2013 Youngsters trained to give financial advice to kids»

Youngsters trained to give financial advice to kids

A new scheme has been set up whereby thousands of young people are recruited to teach their peers about money management.   More »

cowboy builders 12 February 2013 Cowboy builders 'cost homeowners £260m'»

Cowboy builders 'cost homeowners £260m'

Homeowners are being left seriously out of pocket with many families paying upfront for work that ends up being shoddily completed.   More »

mums skip breakfast 12 February 2013 One in five mums skip breakfast»

One in five mums skip breakfast

8.1% of mums skip breakfast, while 10.3% choose to eat while on the go, mainly due to time constraints enforced by modern life, a poll has found.   More »

term-time family holidays News 20 December 2013 TV advert sparks term-time family holidays debate»

TV advert sparks term-time family holidays debate

A Center Parcs commercial has been banned after the company was found guilty of misleading advertising about term-time family holidays.   More »

job opportunities 12 February 2013 Will our kids have the job opportunities we had?»

Will our kids have the job opportunities we had?

Almost three quarters of us are fearful that the current generation of youngsters will struggle to find job opportunities, says research.   More »

Family food waste 12 February 2013 Families lose £680 in food waste every year»

Families lose £680 in food waste every year

91% of parents throw away around £13 every week in food waste, which is more than double what they expected, finds a new study.   More »

fuel prices 12 February 2013 Fuel prices forcing us off the road»

Fuel prices forcing us off the road

Almost two in five motorists admit they may give up driving altogether if fuel prices continue to rise at the current rate, says research.   More »

new parent 12 February 2013 The true cost of becoming a mum»

The true cost of becoming a mum

Around 33% of women feel that becoming a mum has negatively affected their chances of climbing further up the career ladder, says research.   More »

Tesco clubcard exchange 12 February 2013 Tesco relaunches Clubcard Exchange»

Tesco relaunches Clubcard Exchange

Tesco has relaunched its Clubcard Exchange programme, allowing shoppers to swap £5 worth of clubcard vouchers for a £10 shopping token.   More »

child benefit 12 February 2013 Child benefit debate rumbles on»

Child benefit debate rumbles on

As the child benefit debate continues, the Treasury insists the proposed changes will be fair to those on lower levels of income.   More »

staycation campaign flop 12 February 2013 Staycation campaign proves unsuccessful »

Staycation campaign proves unsuccessful

The Government's staycation campaign has been ignored by two thirds of Brits, as families prefer to make plans abroad for the summer.   More »

EON price freeze 12 February 2013 E.ON to freeze 5 million energy prices»

E.ON to freeze 5 million energy prices

Energy firm E.ON says it will not increase energy prices in 2012 and will improve efficiency.   More »

dads in part time work 12 February 2013 Rise in number of dads in part-time work»

Rise in number of dads in part-time work

The number of men forced to settle for part-time work because they're unable to find a full-time role has more than doubled over four years.   More »

tax rebates 12 February 2013 Millions of earners to receive tax rebate»

Millions of earners to receive tax rebate

A tax rebate will be welcomed by many families in the coming weeks, but another 1.6 million will be sent a bill for not paying enough.   More »

marks and spencer simply range News 25 July 2012 M&S launches budget-brand food line»

M&S launches budget-brand food line

Marks and Spencer have launched a new budget line of value food products, that could bring the 'upmarket' brand to cash-strapped families.   More »

fuel prices 12 February 2013 Fuel prices 'force drivers off the road'»

Fuel prices 'force drivers off the road'

As fuel prices have risen 52% in the last five years, almost half of us are trying to reduce our time on the road, says a study.   More »

poland holidays 12 February 2013 Bargain hunters look east for summer holiday deals»

Bargain hunters look east for summer holiday deals

Families should consider going east to find summer holiday deals, with five-star accomodation in Poland only costing £84 a night.   More »

parenting classes 12 February 2013 Parenting classes: Free vouchers for discipline»

Parenting classes: Free vouchers for discipline

The government is launching free parenting classes worth £100, to teach parents to encourage better behaviour in their children.   More »

high petrol prices 12 February 2013 High petrol prices cause drivers to 'run on empty'»

High petrol prices cause drivers to 'run on empty'

More than one in 10 of us drivers hit the road with very little in our tanks as petrol prices have rocketed over the past few months.   More »

last minute holidays 12 February 2013 Tourists 'run out of holiday cash'»

Tourists 'run out of holiday cash'

According to a poll holidaymakers run out of cash after just five days abroad, so doing research before you go could help avoid big bills.   More »

fuel strike thwarted 12 February 2013 Fuel strike off - no need to panic buy!»

Fuel strike off - no need to panic buy!

51% of petrol tanker drivers have now backed new proposals, meaning the threat of a national fuel strike has been twarted.   More »

energy saving lightbulb 12 February 2013 Which? Big Switch to save families £123 a year»

Which? Big Switch to save families £123 a year

Families could save an average of £123 a year on their energy bill with the Co-operative, under the Which? Big Switch Campaign.   More »

britons rethinking holidays in uk 12 February 2013 Britons reconsidering a family staycation »

Britons reconsidering a family staycation

Families are opting for a staycation, as the value of the pound reaches a record high and wet weather dominates the UK.   More »

rail compensation 12 February 2013 £169m rail compensation goes unclaimed»

£169m rail compensation goes unclaimed

Rail firms are keeping millions of pounds worth of compensation meant for passengers because of cancelled services and delays.   More »

utility price rise 12 February 2013 British Gas set to increase utility costs»

British Gas set to increase utility costs

The average household will face £50 higher utility costs from British Gas, as the group cautions that energy prices continue to climb.   More »

poorest families 12 February 2013 Poorest families 'face highest inflation rates'»

Poorest families 'face highest inflation rates'

It is the UK's poorest households that have been hardest hit by rising costs, as they struggle with 4.1% inflation rates.   More »