Family life

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?”

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...

Funeral payment claims to be made easier

Monday, 06 November 2017 | News

From next year, it should be easier for bereaved families and friends to claim funeral payments.

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.