Family life

The UK's most desirable places to live

Saturday, 20 December 2014 | News

The tranquil district of Hart in Hampshire has been named the most desirable place to live – for the fourth successive year.

Puppies aren't just for Christmas

Monday, 01 December 2014 | Article

Imagine the excitement of coming home on Christmas Eve with a puppy, and the sheer delight of your children at this cute new addition to the family. But have you really thought it through?

Maternity leave forces 58% of families into debt

Monday, 01 December 2014 | News

Maternity leave cuts household incomes by 30%, putting 58% of families into debt and forcing a fifth of new mums back to work early.

Free financial planning surgeries

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 | News

As part of Financial Planning Week, which runs from 23 to 29 November, financial planners from across the country will be offering consumers free, no-strings attached financial planning 'surgeries'.

Women are more deceitful about money than men

Friday, 07 November 2014 | News

Women lie more about their finances than men, a recent survey has found.

Families have £174 left over to spend each week

Monday, 20 October 2014 | News

The average UK household had £174 a week left after paying the bills in September, which is £6 more than they had the same time last year.

Grow your tenner' charity drive launches

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | News

A charity initiative has launched, aiming to match-fund donations of £10 to charities across the UK.

Funeral debt reaches £1,305 per person

Friday, 10 October 2014 | News

Funeral debt in the UK has reached £142 million and 109,000 adults incurred debt paying for a funeral in 2013, new research from Royal London has found.

Cut the costs of hiring a private tutor

Monday, 15 September 2014 | Blog | By

With the new academic year starting, and my middle daughter entering Year 5, my thoughts start to turn to the exams that she will be taking over the next 12 to 18 months.

Cardiff is best for quality of life

Friday, 12 September 2014 | News

People living in Cardiff have the best quality of life compared to any other of the UK's largest cities, new research has found.