How to be self-employed

12 Aug 2019

Working for yourself, whether it’s as a freelancer, contractor or owner of a business, can offer much more freedom and control than life as an employee.

How can you contribute towards your grandchildren’s future?

12 Aug 2019

‘It takes a village to raise a child’, so the old saying goes. And it’s certainly true that having the support of family around you is invaluable for many parents.

Grandparents bring much more to the table than just free babysitting and fun days out – they can often be a source of emotional support for parents, and a font of knowledge on how to get a cranky baby to sleep or a fussy toddler to eat. But inevitably one of the biggest tolls on parents is the sheer financial cost of children – and grandparents can help here too.

What is a friendly society?

24 Jul 2019

OneFamily is a friendly society. What does that mean?

Is university worth it?

17 Jun 2019

Now that tuition can set you back as much as £9,000 per year, and students leave uni with up to £57,000 in debt, the question has to be asked: is university worth it?

The best ways to spend money abroad

13 Jun 2019

Inflated exchange rates, transaction fees, misplacing cash… Spending in another currency is fraught with pitfalls.

Should you charge your kids rent?

30 May 2019

Children are living in the family home for longer, some well into adulthood. It can help them avoid spending money on rent and save for a deposit. But isn’t it only fair that they contribute?

How much do YouTubers make?

10 May 2019

Earnings for the top 10 highest paid YouTubers in 2018 range from £17 million to £11 million per year. How did they do it? And is it a viable career path?

Could alternative investments help boost your pension pot?

02 May 2019

While investing in bonds and equities can be a common route used to grow your money, savers might not consider them the most inspiring of assets to hold.

What’s a good wage?

26 Apr 2019

On 1st April 2019 the National Living Wage increased by the highest rate in its history.

Alternatives to downsizing your home

16 Apr 2019

There are few more satisfying moments in life than finally paying off your mortgage. The downside is that it's probably sucked up most of your spare cash along the way – and there's a good chance you'll be either retired or very close to retirement by the time you've paid it off.

It's a scenario financial planners call being "asset rich but cash poor". And for some, selling up and moving to a smaller property – or ‘downsizing’ – can seem like the only option to free up some money.

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