Financial planning

Know when to get advice

Friday, 25 June 2010 | Article

When it comes to financial DIY, it’s not quite so straightforward.

How older people can deal with debt

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 | Article

Deidre Williams, a 72-year-old charity volunteer from Sussex, doesn't want to tell her children about her debt problems. In fact, she asked that her identity be changed so they wouldn't find out....

The shocking truth about council fines

Friday, 05 March 2010 | Article

It used to be relatively straightforward: criminals were the bad guys who ripped people off and ruined lives; the rest of us were decent law-abiding citizens.
But a rising tide of new rules...

Stop money problems wrecking your relationship

Monday, 15 February 2010 | Article

Anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows it can be hard work. There is a myriad of things to disagree about.
But forget squabbling over cleaning the house, picking up the kids or...

Grow your money for the future

Thursday, 28 January 2010 | Article

If you’re saving for the longer term and you’ve already got a savings pot, consider investing.
Over time, equities have almost always...

Your pension questions answered

Tuesday, 01 December 2009 | Article

Ian Naismith, head of pension market development at Scottish Widows, answers your pressing questions on saving for retirement.

Why has my father-in-law changed his will?

Friday, 20 November 2009 | Article

"My father-in-law has just changed his will to leave everything, including his house, to my wife’s sister. We are convinced she put pressure on him to do this, as he is old and vulnerable to suggestion.

How will the shrinking pound affect you?

Tuesday, 10 November 2009 | Article

Anyone who's been on a foreign holiday recently will have noticed the pound no longer goes as far as it used to.

Planning ahead for your child's future

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Seeing your child grow up and leave home is hard enough for any parent.

How to cope with the cost of care

Monday, 05 October 2009 | Article

Mary Cross moved into a residential home in Wiltshire at the end of 2005. Her 62-year-old daughter Anne says: “We looked at quite a few homes, but a lot of them were depressing.