Family life

How to make money lessons fun

Monday, 11 January 2010 | Article

Letting go is never easy – especially when the time comes for your kids to go out and fend for themselves in the big, wide world. Emotionally, of course, nothing will make this process easy.

Your family finance questions answered

Friday, 08 January 2010 | Article

Q: I am a single mum of a 16-year-old who has just started college. What help is there for us? I am on benefits and get tax credits for my son. The total I receive is £53.76 in tax credit and £20 child benefit.

Are child trust funds worth saving from the chop?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

At its party conference, the Conservative Party announced it would scrap child trust funds (CTFs) for many UK families, saying only families who earn below £17,000 or have a child with a disability would still be eligible...

How can I set up a trust?

Monday, 16 November 2009 | Article

My sister died a few years ago and left some cash for her son. As my sister was not married she asked me to invest it for him.

How to date on a budget

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

No one wants to seem like a tightwad, particularly on a date, when they're trying to make a good impression.

A guide to student finances

Friday, 16 December 2016 | TV /Video

Give your family a helping hand

Friday, 24 July 2009 | Article

Rose Mason works three days a week. She starts at six in the morning and works more than a 12-hour shift.

Cut the cost of your wedding

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Your wedding day is something you’ll remember for the rest of your life but, with the average wedding costing £20,273, according to bridal magazine You and Your Wedding, you could be remembering it for all the wrong reasons....

Save money by dropping a brand

Monday, 26 November 2012 | Article

Are more expensive brands really worth the extra money or do we just buy them for the sake of the name?

Ensure your kids are financially independent

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

As financial education is still not a compulsory part of the school curriculum, it's up to parents to teach their offspring about money and how to become financially independent.