Family life

10 ways to help your child save money while studying

Monday, 12 December 2016 | Article

Make sure your kids can cope financially at university with our cost-cutting tips and guide to student discounts.

Summer Budget 2015: Student grants to be replaced with £8k loans

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 | News

Students were dealt some bad news by chancellor George Osborne in his summer Budget with the announcement that maintenance grants are to be replaced by loans of up to £8,200 a year for English students studying outside...

Tax-free childcare scheme delayed

Friday, 03 July 2015 | News

The introduction of the government's tax-free childcare scheme is to be put back until early 2017, following a legal challenge from providers of existing childcare vouchers.

A third of people claim stay-at-home partners 'have it easy'

Friday, 26 June 2015 | News

Stay-at-home husbands or wives work on average 56 hours a week – 17 hours more than their at-work partners excluding the commute, a new survey has revealed.

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

Thursday, 25 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

Tuesday, 26 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.