Category: Family finances

Child Trust Fund v JISA – the options

Do you remember Child Trust Funds (CTF)? They seem like a distant memory don’t they? For those unfamiliar with CTFs, they were launched by the Labour Government in 2005 as a way of investing for a child’s future. Each child received £250 from the Government at birth, with the money locked away in a CTF.

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Infographic; Entertain your kids for less than £20

We’re two and a half weeks into the school holidays and, thus far, we’ve managed to keep the children entertained without spending too much money. I’m conscious, however, that there’s another month to go. Here is an infographic from the guys at Vouchercodes.co.uk. It lists a number of ways you can entertain your family for

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Guest post; financial tips for new parents

This guest post comes from Julie Hutchison who is both a blogger and Head of Customer Affairs at Standard Life. Although written with new mums and dads in mind, the information it provides would be useful to any parent. This year, I’ve watched a friend of mine transform from being fast and loose with his

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To invest or save for the children’s future?

I’m something of a geek when it comes to pensions and investments. I’ve previously blogged about the concerns I have about my pension and the impact this is having on my sleep. As a stay at home dad I face an issue that usually affects mothers; paying either tiny contributions or none at all while

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