Fun and thrifty: DIY Xmas cocktails!

After a hard day of pavement pounding to make sure everyone has a great Christmas, you definitely deserve to treat yourself. And what better pick-me-up is there than a delicious cocktail like those sported by your favourites on ...

Families braced for tax credit reductions

Many of us will know the importance of tax credits, with these benefits helping to top up our incomes each month. However, new research suggests that changes to the benefit system could undermine new Government tax reforms which ...

M&S bank to launch this summer

The average person in the UK has stuck with the same bank account for more than 20 years, but in doing so could this mean missing out on better deals elsewhere? What are the benefits of switching banks? There is certainly no shor...

Fuel duty rise ‘could force job changes’

Driving plays a huge role in our busy work and family lives, helping us to ferry our kids to school and enabling us to get to the office each morning (whether we want to or not!). But a new AA Populus poll suggests that many of u...

Don’t panic-buy petrol, warns AA and Esso

News of a potential fuel tanker strike is a worry for drivers up and down the country, but motorists have been advised not to 'panic-buy' petrol. Upon hearing such news it is natural to panic and think of our essential ...

Tool compares all ‘extra’ airline charges

Many families like to book their summer holidays at this time of the year, and if you're among that number you'll be pleased to hear about a new tool which allows you to compare how costs for 'extras' differ among air...

Families ‘stray from travel budget’

Do you sometimes find it hard to budget effectively on holiday? It seems you're not alone, as new research reveals that us Brits actually spend on average £500 more than we intend to during our trips abroad. According to su...

Families save hundreds with discount vouchers

The UK has become a nation of bargain hunters, with the average family using discount vouchers to help save over £1000 a year. Savvy shoppers...

PM examines tax breaks for working mums

In the hustle and bustle of daily family life, many of us could do with an extra pair of hands around the house. And now Prime Minister David Cameron has suggested he might be interested in a Swedish concept, which provides tax b...

Olympic tickets count against expectant mums

Many parents looking forward to involving their families in the Olympics this summer will have been troubled by the news that babies might need to have a ticket in order to get into London 2012 events. Women expecting a baby in t...