Family Finances

A Stay-At-Home Dad Is Not A Kept Man

John L. Adams | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

I admit, I miss the income I once had. I would like to make a greater contribution to the household budget. This, however, is partly down to the age of our children. Our youngest daughter starts school next year and I see light at the end of the tunnel. Until that time, I am quite happy with how things are. My wife is free to concentrate on her career while I have taken on the main responsibility for looking after the children.

Learning the Value of Money

Dr Elizabeth Kilbey | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Kilbey

I find it challenging enough saving money myself, let alone teaching my children to do the same with their pocket money. So what is the best way to teach kids about the value of money in a way that they can understand and put to good use?

Family Fortunes are in Freefall - The Chancellor Must Act

Helen Dent | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Politics
Helen Dent

With the Budget now just days away the families that we work with are waiting with baited breath to see if the Chancellor will throw their finances a lifeline or push them further beneath the waves.

Save Child Benefit - A Message for George Osborne From Parents

Helen Dent | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics
Helen Dent

The current row about child benefit coming just weeks before the budget on 21 March has again concentrated minds on the impact of austerity and government cuts on family finances.

Family Debts Soar By 48% In A Year (Plus 5 Family Finance Tips)

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The average family debt, excluding mortgages, has increased by 48% in just a year, a report has revealed. The study, by insurance company Aviva, f...

Three Simple Steps to Your Dreams

Graham Mannion | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Graham Mannion

After the festive season's excesses we are pulling ourselves back onto the straight and narrow. But times are hard, right now, and some of the things we want and need look difficult to achieve.

Families Ditch Luxuries Amid Spiralling Debts

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

With debts equalling almost half of their yearly income, cash-strapped families are being forced to make drastic cut-backs to their monthly spending a...

Retirement Planning Seems a Distant Worry When your Children are Using Bicycle Stabilisers, but how can we Ensure the Wheels Don’t Come off When TheyâÃÂ

Christine Foyster | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK
Christine Foyster

All of this, unfortunately, suggests we're a nation of wishful thinkers: when it comes to our children our hearts are in the right place, but too often our money is not. Britain may be feeling the strain post-recession, but it's an all-too-common misconception that you need to be rich to have a financial plan.

Stone me! Everything's Coming up Roses.

Amanda McAlister | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda McAlister

It's rather ironic to find out that the reason, supposedly, that The Stone Roses are reforming is because singer Ian Brown needs to pay for an expensive divorce from model Fabiola Quiroz.