Category: Family finances

Infographic; children and family finances

How do you get your children talking about money and family finances? We try having such discussions with our edlest, but it sometimes a struggle. Below is a useful infographic produced by specialist coupon website Vouchercodres.co.uk with ideas for encouraging discussions about money with your children. It’s been produced following a round table discussion organised

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Pocket money; how much, how often and why?

  I recently attended a round table discussion with a bunch of bloggers to talk about different approaches to pocket money. The jamboree was organised by coupon code website Vouchercodes.co.uk and was held at The Arch, a marvellous restaurant near Marble Arch in Central London. The aim was to explore the financial challenges faced by

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How to keep your child benefit by paying into a pension

In her first guest post of 2015, Standard Life family finance expert Julie Hutchison tackles the thorrny issue of child benefit. In this post, Julie not only succinctly explains how the system works, but also outlines how you can retain your child benefit by increasing your pension contributions. In early January while you were recovering

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How to reduce those post-Christmas household bills

I hope you and your friends and family had a great time over Christmas and new year. Like most people you are, I suspect, feeling a little drained of cash. December is, after all, an expoensive time. #ad If you need to do something about your bank balance, you may be looking for ways to

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Will writing (and the resulting melancholy)

I have been slightly melancholy over the past few days. The reason; my wife and I have at long last employed a will writing specialist and are making plans in case something awful should happen to us. I’m not so bothered by the fact I’m staring my own mortality in the face. It’s the thought

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