Family life

Vetting the growing cost of pet care

Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | Article

Jonathan Carter, a 43-year-old IT consultant from north London realised early on that his miniature Schnauzer, Scribble, wasn’t going to be a cheap addition to the family.

Get your house in order

Monday, 25 February 2008 | Article

More than 27 million people in England and Wales do not have awill, according to the National Consumer Council. Take a few moments to review your will or draw one up today.

Help your child find a nice little earner

Thursday, 07 February 2008 | Article

With children increasingly desperate to own the latest must-have gadget or computer game, it's not surprising they want to start earning their own money.

Bright young business stars

Thursday, 07 February 2008 | Article

When most 15-year-old boys are playing football or computer games after school, James Kenyon from Astley in Manchester is running his own successful business.

Beating pester power

Thursday, 07 February 2008 | Article

A recent study has revealed that the cost of raising a child has risen 33% over the last five years to £186,000.

Paying for the single life

Monday, 24 December 2007 | Article

Being free and single may conjure up images of wild, carefree living interspersed with spontaneous holidays. However, the reality can be very different.

Bringing up baby

Wednesday, 12 December 2007 | Article

From the pregnancy test and morning sickness through to the birth and breast-feeding, there's plenty to get to grips with when you have a baby.

The cost of kids

Wednesday, 12 December 2007 | Article

We all know that kids are expensive, but have you ever stopped to think just how much they cost? According to figures from LV=, raising a child to age 21 will set today's parents back a staggering £180,137.

Build a nest egg for your child with a CTF

Wednesday, 12 December 2007 | Article

It's expensive bringing up a child, but as they approach adulthood they will quickly start facing financial challenges themselves.

Coping with the cost of IVF treatment

Tuesday, 11 December 2007 | Article

Fertility treatment offers a real glimmer of hope for the one-in-seven couples who struggle to conceive. However, couples who undertake such treatment need to prepare for an emotional - and often expensive - journey.