Category: Family finances

What is your Retirement DNA?

I have long held the belief that pensions and retirement planning are sexy. They may sound like boring subjects, but failing to plan for retirement can land you in serious trouble in later life. This may make me sound incredibly dull, but I get very excited when discussing equities, annuities and the pros and cons

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Guest post; Seeing is believing

In a very exciting development, I’m delighted to reveal that family finance expert Julie Hutchison will be contributing to Dadbloguk on a regular basis. In the first of her regular posts, Julie, who works for long term savings and investment specialist Standard Life, tackles the issue of online money management systems and how families can

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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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