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Category: Family finances

The Standard Life guide to financial admin

This may not be the sexiest admission I’ve ever made, but I am passionate about pensions. I believe the importance of investing for your future cannot be overstated. New research from financial giant Standard Life, however, shows how poor many of us are when it comes to pension planning and financial administration.

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My own, family-friendly budget

Another budget has been and gone. I’ve spent the past couple of weeks looking at George Osborne’s plans and I’m feeling underwhelmed. This particular budget doesn’t seem to have done much for families and children.

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Sustainable living; #liveLAGOM update

Give or take a few days, my family is four months into an experiment, backed by Ikea and sustainability charity Hubbub, called #LiveLagom. Using products provided by the furniture giant, the idea has been to explore how we can improve our way of life to make it more sustainable (see this earlier blog post for

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Simple ways to #savesmarter

  Last week I used a financial personality test to assess my attitude to saving money. Unfortunately, I didn’t do well and was labelled a “day dreamer” who was potentially heading towards financial oblivion! Truth is, the results from using the online tool, which is available on the Aviva website, didn’t surprise me. My wife

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