Family life

Over half of people give 'no thought' to funeral costs

Thursday, 15 September 2016 | News

Over half of people (52%) and a third of over-55s have not thought about their own funeral costs, let alone plan for it, according to new research from industry body the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA).

Parents shell out £165 to kit kids out for school

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 | News

Kids are back to school this week, but American Express hasn’t been slacking on its summer holiday homework, it’s been busy researching the cost of school for parents and it’s come up with some expensive conclusions.

Thousands due refund after RBS student account error

Thursday, 25 August 2016 | News

Tens of thousands of people will receive refunds, plus interest, for charges incorrectly applied to student current accounts held with RBS and NatWest between 2002 and 2016.

Student finances 2016/17: what you need to know

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 | Article

Moneywise explains the cheapest and safest ways for students to borrow and budget, plus we explore whether it is better to pay university fees up front or to take out a student loan.

Millennials face twice the inflation rate versus pensioners

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 | News

Millennials - those aged 25-34 years - face at least twice the inflation rate of older generations, according to new research from Fidelity.

Families fined £5.6m for term-time holiday absence

Thursday, 07 July 2016 | News

Families hoping to save cash by going on holiday before the schools break up for summer could collectively face millions of pounds worth of fines, according to new research.

Girls cost more to raise than boys, claims new research

Thursday, 07 July 2016 | News

Girls cost between £300 and £600 a year more to raise than boys, according to new research.

Why we can’t afford the pet shop

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | Blog | By Gary Adams

I’ve never been much of a pet person. As a child, our family had two gerbils, one after the other.

Children's pocket money hits nine-year high

Friday, 03 June 2016 | News

The amount of pocket money parents give to their children has risen to its highest level in nine years with children now receiving £6.55 per week.

When the Bank of Mum and Dad has to say 'No'

Friday, 27 May 2016 | Article

It has been a long time since parents expected their kids to leave home and become financially independent aged 18, or 21.