Family life

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

Thursday, 16 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, 03 June 2016 | Article

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

Couples save £4.5k tying the knot abroad

Thursday, 12 May 2016 | News

62,000 couples from the UK choose to get married abroad each year, typically saving £4,517 compared to the cost of getting hitched in the UK, according to new research seen exclusively by Moneywise.

Talking to your family about money

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

Like many people up and down the country, I’ve just spent time with my extended family over the bank holiday weekend.  And like many families, we did end up talking about money.

Revealed: Moneywise household finances

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 | Article

Moira O'Neill, Editor

City Survivors: Cut the cost of saying ‘yes’ to those wedding invites

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Weddings – a marriage made in heaven for the bride and groom, but most certainly not joyous occasions for our purse strings.

How to make a success of living with three generations together under one roof

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 | Article

Living with multiple generations together under one roof may seem more akin to Victorian times than life in the 21st century, yet this trend is on the rise.

Clear your clutter for a richer life

Thursday, 17 March 2016 | Article

De-cluttering - getting rid of things we don’t need or want - is actually more about gaining than losing.