Family life

What 10 financial experts are teaching their kids about money

Frustrated by your children’s lack of interest in managing their money? Then pick up a few tips from top financial professionals on how they encourage their offspring to start saving.

Families still struggling financially despite fall in number of low-paid workers

Thursday, 12 October 2017 | News

An increase in the minimum wage caused the number of low-paid employees to fall by 300,000 in the last year.

31m at risk of dying without a will: Get yours written in Free Wills Month

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 | News

More than half of UK adults (60%) do not have a will, according to new research from Unbiased.

Over 50s cutting back in order to leave an inheritance

Thursday, 12 October 2017 | News

Older people are spending less on themselves in order to leave an inheritance for the younger generation, according to the latest research from Saga Money.

Make your child money savvy by age seven

Friday, 22 September 2017 | Article

While most of us expect our children to display good manners from an early age, we’re not so mindful about their financial habits. Here are a few fun ideas to get started.

Free childcare initiative rolls out amid ‘chaos’ claims

Friday, 01 September 2017 | News

Working parents in England with children aged thee and four can now access 30 hours of free childcare per week as the government has today rolled out its new childcare scheme to the entire country.

One in four have ‘no idea’ how to fund the cost of care

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 | News

Families are vastly underestimating the cost of elderly care leading to fears of a significant shortfall in funding, according to the Centre for the Modern Family.

Ask the Experts: "My partner is moving in with me. Do we need to draw up an agreement?"

Thursday, 24 August 2017 | Question and Answer

Moving in with your partner is an exciting time, but if you want to be sensible you need to think about what will happen to your finances if your relationship breaks down.

Stat of the month: Cost of raising a child jumps to £75,436

Thursday, 24 August 2017 | News

The basic cost of raising a child to the age of 18 has risen to £75,436 for a couple, with family finances being hit as the government reduces the amount of financial support available.

A third of teens ‘carefree’ with their cash

Monday, 14 August 2017 | News

The summer holidays are in full swing, but 35% of teens are being “carefree” or not very careful with their cash, Equifax research reveals.

Funny money: Kids celebrate as tooth fairy inflation hits 4.9%

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 | News

The amount of money the tooth fairy leaves under a child’s pillow has increased by 4.9% in the last year.