Articles by Rachel Lacey

Should you help your kids on to the property ladder?

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 | Article

First-time buyers are turning to the Bank of Mum and Dad for help on to the ladder. But what should parents bear in mind before digging deep? We speak to families who have been through this.

Keep your finances strong and stable post election

Friday, 16 June 2017 | Article

After the shock result of the General Election, which saw the Conservatives ‘win’ but without the majority they needed, the economic and political outlook for the UK is looking anything but ‘strong and stable’.

Don't give your children too much of your money

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | Article

James Hambro & Co financial planner Charles Calkin has several warnings for those tempted to give away too much of their wealth to dodge care costs and inheritance tax (IHT). Here’s his advice.  

How to reclaim tax on pension withdrawals

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | Article

Two years after the introduction of the pension freedoms, tens of thousands of over 55s have failed to reclaim overpaid tax on their withdrawals. We explain how to do it.

Moneywise Mortgage Awards 2017

Monday, 22 May 2017 | Article

Confused by the array of mortgage products on the market?

The Conservative Manifesto: what it means for your finances

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | Article

Prime Minister and Conservative (Tory) leader Theresa May has today published her party’s 2017 manifesto ahead of the general election on 8 June.

General Election 2017: what the manifestos mean for your money

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 | Article

Now the three major parties have announced their key manifesto pledges in the run-up to the general election on 8 June, Moneywise takes a look at what their policies mean for your finances.

The Labour Manifesto: what it means for your finances

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 | Article

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has today revealed the Labour Party’s 2017 manifesto ahead of the general election on 8 June.

CPIH replaces CPI as preferred measure of inflation

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 | Article

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has ditched the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) as its preferred measure of inflation and replaced it with the Consumer Prices Index including Housing (CPIH).

Easy ways for over 50s to earn extra cash

Thursday, 20 April 2017 | Article

Research shows that almost one in five over 50s earns extra income outside work. We take a look at some of the more unusual ways to make money in later life.