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all-inclusive holidays 12 February 2013 What's cheaper? Staycations vs holidays abroad»

What's cheaper? Staycations vs holidays abroad

New research has found that some of the best value family holidays are actually abroad.   More »

travel money 12 February 2013 Asda Travel Money - £5 offered for every £500 spend»

Asda Travel Money - £5 offered for every £500 spend

Asda is offering £5 for every £500 spent on travel money at bureaus in store to make sure holidaymakers can get the best exchange rates.   More »

family nights out 12 February 2013 Cost of family night out higher in the South»

Cost of family night out higher in the South

Families in the South of England can often end up paying twice the price for a family night out compared to those in the North.   More »

retirement savings 12 February 2013 Are your retirement savings enough?»

Are your retirement savings enough?

Many "under savers" are not investing enough money to claim a pension at the desired target level, says a survey.   More »

home delivery 12 February 2013 Home delivery rise expected during London 2012»

Home delivery rise expected during London 2012

There is expected to be a rise in online shopping as many of us take advantage of home delivery while working from home during The Games.   More »

packaged accounts 12 February 2013 New rules for packaged accounts announced»

New rules for packaged accounts announced

To prevent banks and building societies mis-selling packaged accounts, an assessment is to be carried out to ensure we are eligible.   More »

savings rise 12 February 2013 Savings balances rise but debts creep up too»

Savings balances rise but debts creep up too

The country's saving balances reached their highest level in two years, with falling petrol prices among the factors that have helped.   More »

energy bills 12 February 2013 Customers call for cheaper energy bills»

Customers call for cheaper energy bills

A 23% profit from British Gas has sparked many to call for the money to be passed on to customers in the form of cheaper energy bills.   More »

monthly spending 12 February 2013 Women lagging behind in the monthly savings stakes»

Women lagging behind in the monthly savings stakes

Men's monthly savings are on average 45% more than women's, however women are more cautious on splashing out on larger items, says a survey.   More »

family-friendly mobile phone plans 12 February 2013 Tesco launches family-friendly mobile phone plan»

Tesco launches family-friendly mobile phone plan

Tesco Mobile is launching a new family-friendly mobile reward deal for customers, enabling families to subscribe to the same account.   More »

school uniform costs 12 February 2013 Can you handle school uniform costs?»

Can you handle school uniform costs?

40% of parents say they will reduce days out and holiday time this summer in order to help pay for stationary and school uniform costs.   More »

living standards to worsen 12 February 2013 Thousands could lose child support payments»

Thousands could lose child support payments

It is predicted that one in eleven families in England will miss out on child support benefits in the upcoming welfare reforms.   More »

hidden costs 12 February 2013 Hidden costs a thing of the past?»

Hidden costs a thing of the past?

Consumers may soon get protection from unfair terms, such as hidden costs, under new proposals put forward by the Law Commission.   More »

cheaper car insurance 12 February 2013 Cheaper car insurance - not always the best?»

Cheaper car insurance - not always the best?

Many of us may be missing out on adequate cover by choosing the cheaper car insurance price, claims a new study.   More »

paying in cash 12 February 2013 Paying in cash for housework: A false economy?»

Paying in cash for housework: A false economy?

Paying in cash for a tradesperson has been branded as "morally wrong" by a Conservative minister, costing UK taxpayers money in the long run.   More »

faster broadband 12 February 2013 Faster broadband could be in place next year!»

Faster broadband could be in place next year!

98% of us in the UK could soon be getting super-speed 4G broadband services, allowing HD films, books and more to be downloaded much faster.   More »

get out of debt 12 February 2013 Trying to get out of debt? Stress less»

Trying to get out of debt? Stress less

As many of us struggle to get out of debt, we now spend three hours and 15 minutes a week fretting over money, says a report.   More »

financial products 12 February 2013 Thousands regret past financial decisions»

Thousands regret past financial decisions

10% of British homeowners claim buying their house was the worst financial decision they ever made, says a new study.   More »

loyalty points 12 February 2013 Have you cashed in your loyalty points?»

Have you cashed in your loyalty points?

86% of adults own at least one loyalty card but shoppers are still sitting on £351 million worth of unused loyalty points every year, says research.   More »

grow your own 12 February 2013 'Grow your own' and cut the shopping bill»

'Grow your own' and cut the shopping bill

82% of Britons want to become more self-sufficient, with one in four adopting the 'grow your own' method to help save money.   More »

smartphone apps 12 February 2013 Smartphone apps an 'integral part' of family life»

Smartphone apps an 'integral part' of family life

Three-quarters of parents share smartphone apps with their kids, with over a third that consider apps to be an "integral" part of family life.   More »

12 February 2013 Make your views on childcare heard»

Make your views on childcare heard

Parents have been invited to give their views on childcare and how it can be made more affordable as part of a new childcare commission.   More »

holiday luggage 12 February 2013 UK kids taking expensive belongings in holiday luggage»

UK kids taking expensive belongings in holiday luggage

Children are now taking an average of £220 worth of toys, gadgets and clothes away in their holiday luggage, says a study.   More »

childcare 12 February 2013 Concerns over 'insufficient' holiday childcare»

Concerns over 'insufficient' holiday childcare

Working parents are struggling to find cost effective holiday childcare, due to budget cuts leading to a shortage of available care.   More »

cost of summer holidays 12 February 2013 Counting the cost of summer holidays»

Counting the cost of summer holidays

Parents will spend around £66 a week on the cost of summer holidays, which amounts to 15% of the average weekly wage, says research.   More »

tuition fees parent worry 12 February 2013 Parents worry about tuition fees»

Parents worry about tuition fees

86% of parents worry they will find it more difficult to pay toward their children's education due to the recession and higher tuition fees.   More »

mum and child reading 12 February 2013 Stay-at-home mums 'worst hit by economic downturn'»

Stay-at-home mums 'worst hit by economic downturn'

48% of women said financial problems are their biggest worry, as they struggle with living costs in this economic downturn, finds a study.   More »

best exchange rate 12 February 2013 Summer travellers urged to get best exchange rate»

Summer travellers urged to get best exchange rate

Holidaymakers could potentially miss out on the best exchange rate by purchasing foreign currency in person rather than online.   More »

inflation rate falls 12 February 2013 Good news for families as rate of inflation drops»

Good news for families as rate of inflation drops

The rate of inflation fell to 2.4% in June, the lowest level in 31 months, meaning a little less pressure on family budgets.   More »