How to protect your savings

Looking after your savings is crucial when you have a family. But with interest rates being low and debts getting higher, it’s tricky to...

Are you ready for the cost of having a pet?

Does your child pester for a pet? If so, it’s pester power like no other. But I urge you to resist. For a start,...

Beating the January Blues

We’re 10 days into January. It’s cold and dark in the mornings, I don’t have a holiday to look forward to, my finances are...

Budget 2013: What it means for your family

The Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his budget for 2013. Here is a summary of some of the main changes that were announced, and...

Should there be a tax break for married couples?

Before the election, the Conservatives announced that they'd be introducing tax breaks for married couples. There were lots of whoops from the married lot...

Why shopping makes more sense than exercise

One thing I hate is exercise. I’m sure my colleague Leo (MyFamilyClub’s fitness freak) would cough and splutter at the mere hint of someone...

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...

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...

Techie toddler entertainment

A few months back my nephew Felix was a real wriggler. It was mission impossible to change his nappy. The best way I found...

Can I claim working tax credit?

Tax credits can be a great help financially, especially if you have lots of mouths to feed at home. However, many people miss out...