Category: Family finances

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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Avoid the tax return rush before 31 January 2015

In her latest post for Dadbloguk, Standard Life family finance expert and MoneyPlus blogger Julie Hutchison talks tax returns. It’s an issue that causes me a lot of pain and I’m sure many readers will relate to this! Do you want to avoid joining the 23,000 people who last year filed their tax return online

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£50 giveaway with online piggy bank Qwiddle!

If I told you I knew of an online piggy bank for children that taught them about money management AND that could improve their behaviour would you be interested? If you still need a bit of persuasion, what if I told you readers of Dadbloguk have the chance of winning a £50 payment if they

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