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Have you sorted your family budget for summer 2012?

With both a long weekend for the Queen's Jubilee and also the Olympics and Paralympics to celebrate, UK families certainly have a lot to look forward to and budget for this summer. But many will feel the pinch of making the ...

Poorest families ‘face highest inflation rates’

We're all too aware of the harsh impact rising food and energy costs have had on family budgets over the last few months. And now research appears to confirm what many of us will have already known: that it is the UK's ...

200,000 families ‘hit by tax credit changes’

Many of us rely heavily on small pieces of Government help such as tax credits - and according to a union, as many as 200,000 families are now in poverty due to recent changes to Working Tax Credit. Usd...

Having fun costs 184% more than a decade ago

It's not just energy and housing prices that have gone up dramatically over the last few years - new research shows that the cost of basic leisure activities have too. But knowledge is power,and the figures may help familie...

How to raise your son on a budget

The cost of bringing up a boy is often unexpected. We tend to assume boys are not fussed about belongings – but there are...

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...

UK families ‘sleepwalking into debt’

While most of us are feeling the pinch from the economic downturn, a new study has found that a shocking one in 10 of us now has over £300 less in disposable income every month than we did a year ago. One of the main reasons for...

91% employing money-saving tactics

More than 90% of us have become more financially savvy as a result of the downturn; using vouchers, researching prices online and avoiding running up debt. So, well done us! Standard Life's recent survey found a thir...

Millions ‘lack financial safety net’

Who would you turn to if you hit financial trouble as a result of redundancy or a long-term illness? It seems many of us would struggle to last longer than six months if we were to lose our jobs, as research from Bright Grey show...

Only £250 saved up for over a quarter of families

You're probably feeling pretty skint after the excesses of Christmas and new year. Take some consolation in the fact you're not alone, according to a poll, anyway. First direct reckons that more than a quarter of househ...