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True money stories from smart people: Whingeing for Britain – who does it best?

“Selfie camera on the wall, who is the whingiest of them all?”

Christmas in July? You’ll save cash and it’s cool to be different

Thursday, 07 December 2017 | Article

So here it is, they say, Merry Christmas. The lights are already on, the Christmas cards have been in the shops for months and everyone thinks it’s Christmas time in a few weeks – but they’re so wrong!

What happens to your digital assets when you die?

Thursday, 07 December 2017 | Article

From banking and social networking to storing pictures and listening to music, we can do everything digitally these days. But what happens to these digital assets and online accounts when we die? Moneywise investigates

Four in 10 grandparents cut down on essentials to help families afford Christmas

Thursday, 07 December 2017 | News

More than four in ten (43%) grandparents help their families to finance Christmas, but over three in 10 (36%) are making sacrifices to do so, a study from Scottish Widows’ think tank, The Centre for the Modern Family,...

Care homes must be reformed, says competition regulator

Thursday, 30 November 2017 | News

The UK’s care homes are in urgent need of reform, according to the findings of an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Government under fire over social care inaction

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 | News

Millions of people are delaying making decisions about social care as “confusion” reigns over the direction of government policy.

How to ask your new daughter-in-law to sign a pre-nup

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 | Blog | By Charles Calkin

As Prince Harry announces his engagement to Meghan Markle, Charles Calkin, financial planner at James Hambro & Co., shares some thoughts on the tricky issue of asking for a prenuptial agreement.

Why we need to talk to friends and family about money

Monday, 27 November 2017 | Blog | By Jane Goodland

“Money is the oil that greases the wheels of society, but oil is filthy sticky stuff and we should clean our hands of it before coming out in polite company” – Debrett’s A to Z of Modern Manners.

Money Makeover: ‘Are we making the most of our savings in semi-retirement?’

Monday, 13 November 2017 | Article

Glynn Bilby (pictured above) is a 57-year-old, semi-retired HGV driver from Sheffield. He lives with his wife Kim, a clerk, who is also aged 57 and semi-retired. They have no financial dependents.

Three in five don’t have a will: Sort yours during Will Aid Month

Saturday, 11 November 2017 | News

Parents and cohabiting couples are being urged to make sure they have a will in place to prevent unforeseen outcomes if the worst were to happen.

Wide-ranging inquiry into household finances launched

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 | News

Household finances, including problematic indebtedness, inter-generational issues, lifetime financial planning, and the effectiveness of the market in financing solutions and products for low income households, are to be...