Articles by Rachel Lacey

Stat of the month: £5,620 - the average uninsured medical bill

Friday, 20 July 2018 | News

Failing to taking out travel insurance can be an expensive mistake if you get sick or are injured abroad and are forced to foot the bill for medical treatment.

Retirees risk pension tax shock

Friday, 20 July 2018 | News

As many as one in 10 (10%) of people retiring this year plans to take their entire pension as a cash lump sum, according to research from Prudential, while one in five (20%) plans to cash in more than their tax-free...

Millions of people risk financial chaos by refusing to talk about death

Thursday, 19 July 2018 | News

A reluctance to talk about death means many over 55s could be missing out on the opportunity to sort out their finances before they die.

Desperate mums and dads to spend £584 keeping kids busy over the summer

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | News

While kids across the UK get excited about the six-week summer break, parents can be excused for a numbing sense of dread.

Pothole breakdowns at three-year high

Monday, 16 July 2018 | News

Councils are losing the battle against potholes, as the RAC reveals pothole-related breakdowns have reached a three-year high.

Amazon unveils Prime Day bargains

Monday, 16 July 2018 | News

From midday today, shoppers can get access to discounts on a range of Amazon devices for 36 hours as part of the online retailer’s ‘Prime Day’.

Britons too scared to invest

Friday, 13 July 2018 | News

Despite savings accounts paying pitiful returns, savers are still worried about investing in the stock market, according to new research from Scottish Friendly.

Take the sting out of summer holiday childcare

Friday, 13 July 2018 | Blog | By Rachel Lacey

For working parents, the approaching long summer holiday can be a total nightmare with few families able to take the entire six weeks off.

Wounded cats and dogs: UK pet owners claim £775m for vet treatment

Friday, 13 July 2018 | News

It’s not just poorly pooches and cantankerous cats that dread a visit to the vets.

Active investment the key to an early retirement

Thursday, 12 July 2018 | News

Savers who engage with their pension and choose where their money is invested enjoy greater returns than those who don’t, according to new analysis from Hargreaves Lansdown.