Family life

Seven ways to get active for free this summer

Thursday, 25 June 2015 | Article

Here's a selection of ways to get fit this summer without spending a penny.

1. Walk everywhere

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get more activity into your day and can be done at anytime, anywhere.

25 best-ever money tips

Monday, 22 June 2015 | Article

A lot has changed in 25 years. In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee had just laid the foundations for what would later become the internet; you could still smoke on planes; and the Bank of England's base rate stood at 13.9%.

Brits spend £35,000 on their children by their fifth birthday

Monday, 25 May 2015 | News

Parents in the UK spend, on average, £35,000 on their kids by the time they reach five years old, a new study has revealed.

Why do we get no help with care home fees?

Monday, 18 May 2015 | Question and Answer

Unfortunately, the way that events have transpired means that your mother is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no obvious source of redress.

The cost of starting a family in your 40s

Monday, 20 April 2015 | Article

Are you starting a family later in life? You're not alone. The birth rate among women aged over 30 has been rising steadily over several years, with the biggest jump among women over 40.

The pros and cons of getting married in later life

Thursday, 19 March 2015 | Article

We're a nation of old romantics according to the latest marriage statistics. The figures, compiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show that almost 33,000 people aged 55-plus said ‘I do' in 2012.

Do you qualify for care home help?

Monday, 16 March 2015 | Article

Long-term care can cost £30,000 a year or more - check whether you qualify for financial help and what to do if you don't.

Bournemouth is the priciest place to see a private dentist

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 | News

Bournemouth is the most expensive city in the UK to have a private dental check-up at £47 on average - £28.50 or 154% more than the cost of an NHS check-up in England.

The £12k cost of having a baby

Monday, 02 March 2015 | Article

Having your first child is a daunting experience, not least because of the effect it will have on your finances.

FCA says vulnerable customers at risk from inflexible policies

Monday, 23 February 2015 | News

Vulnerable customers seeking help from financial providers are met with a "computer says no" approach that exacerbates their problems, new research has found.