Family life

Six ways to cash in on your commute

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 | Article

Unless you’re lucky enough to be able to walk or cycle to work, the likelihood is you’ll take some form of public transport or drive your own vehicle there.

Ease the burden of losing a loved one

Thursday, 12 January 2017 | Article

Nothing prepares you for the shock of bereavement, and the task of sorting out a loved one’s personal affairs only adds to the stress. The legal hurdles and administration involved can seem overwhelming.

The Moneywise guide to divorce

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 | Article

The new year is a time when people often take stock of their relationships, and many make the decision to go their separate ways.

True money stories from smart people: New Year's resolutions the easy way

Friday, 30 December 2016 | Article

If 2016 were a person we could sue him for pain, confusion and loss of sanity. But hey, it’s a new year and a new beginning so let’s look forward not back.

The Moneywise Christmas quiz

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 | Article

Do you know your crackers from your credit cards? Presents from pounds, or what makes a Sipp different to Santa? Pit your brain against the toughest teasers we could come up with below!

Start talking about the gifting generation

Friday, 02 December 2016 | Article

It can seem as if baby boomers have it all, while millennials are struggling. But discuss these issues, and you may find that your nearest and dearest are happy to offer financial help to both children and grandchildren.

Seven reasons not to buy a gift card

Friday, 11 November 2016 | Article

If you’ve left your Christmas shopping to the last minute, it’s tempting to splash out on gift cards from your favourite stores. We look at the potential pitfalls of this popular stopgap gift.

Five ways to cut the cost of Christmas

Thursday, 10 November 2016 | Article

As Christmas draws ever closer, it’s time to get the preparations under way.

The ups and downs of looking after your grandchildren

Monday, 17 October 2016 | Article

Families squeezed by falling real incomes and rising childcare costs are increasingly relying on the generosity of ‘granny nannies’ to help them out. We look at the joy it can bring and the pitfalls to avoid.

How to be a financially savvy singleton

Thursday, 29 September 2016 | Article

From renting or buying property to paying household bills, everything is weighted against those living alone. Here, we look at ways to relieve those money worries.