Family life

Legal problems? Here’s who you better call

Are you facing a legal issue and don’t know where to turn? Perhaps your landlord wants to evict you or you’re facing unfair dismissal at work. Here’s how to access legal advice that won’t break the bank

Our son has learning difficulties. How do we protect him in our will?

Friday, 21 June 2019 | Question and Answer

Making a will is a sensible step for anyone, irrespective of their circumstances because it makes sure that your wishes regarding who should benefit from your estate are fulfilled rather than relying on the law to decide.

"Control needed for rent levels": Moneywise readers best comments and letters in May 2019

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 | Blog | By The Moneywise Team

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers the star of which will win a £50 M&S giftcard. Here are the best of May 2019

Moneywise reveals its Personal Finance Teachers of the Year 2019

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 | Article

Moneywise celebrates the best of personal finance education in Britain, rewarding hard-working teachers who make the difference and go the extra mile for their students

Old and new ways to teach kids about cash

Friday, 14 June 2019 | Blog | By Rachel Rickard Straus

One of my favourite childhood possessions was a porcelain piggy bank dressed in blue trousers, matching braces, no shirt and a tie

When love is in the air don’t let money come between you

Friday, 14 June 2019 | Article

If you meet your soulmate when you’re in your 50s or 60s, then it’s likely that you will both come with some financial baggage.

Dementia sufferers more likely to fall victim to financial abuse

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 | News

A leading barrister has warned financial abuse is becoming a more “prevalent problem” and that among the most vulnerable are those diagnosed with dementia.

Jasmine Birtles: give obeisance to the titans of business

Friday, 07 June 2019 | Blog | By Jasmine Birtles

Hush, bow down, obey and give obeisance. There are gods walking among us and we did not know!

Long-term care: how will you fund it?

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 | Article

Moneywise reviews the ways that you can pay for care in old age and the recently proposed national insurance increase for the over-50s, which is intended to help fund a fairer system

Government launches crackdown on funeral planning firms that use "shameful" selling tactics

Monday, 03 June 2019 | News

The government is launching a crackdown on unscrupulous funeral firms that use "shameful" tactics to pressure customers into buying pre-paid plans.

Can I transfer part of my buy-to-let property to my daughter to reduce my tax bill?

Friday, 31 May 2019 | Question and Answer

In law, you can dispose of your property in the way you envisage. However, a piecemeal transfer in the way you suggest is likely to be deemed a tax avoidance scheme under the ‘Ramsey’ principle.