Do self-employed workers get a pension?

23 Jul 2018

One of the big attractions of working for yourself is the fact that you are in control and there is no employer or manager telling you what to do. But this autonomy can have its downsides, one of which relates to saving for retirement.

Divorce and your finances: A quick guide to the essentials

21 May 2018

Divorce is one of the most stressful things that can happen in your life. Aside from the emotional toll, one of the main contributors to this stress is how hard it can be to separate a couple’s finances and divide up the things they own.

How to cope with financial stress

26 Apr 2018

At some point in our lives, most of us will worry about money. Maybe we’ve been made redundant, got into debt, or faced a large unexpected expense. Maybe we’re concerned that our pension pot hasn’t grown as much as we might like, or that we don’t have savings to fall back on.

Five ways to help maximise your savings

26 Apr 2018

Many people are looking to get more out of their savings, but with interest rates still low across much of the market, how can you make your cash work harder? Here are five options to help you get the most from your money.

Tax credits and benefits calculator

10 Apr 2018

Many families in the UK are entitled to regular tax-free payments known as Tax Credits - are you?

How to make a financial plan for your family

27 Mar 2018

You may want your cash to grow so you can buy a car, go on the family holiday of a lifetime, or simply save for a rainy day. But if you really want to make these dreams a reality, you first need to think about making a financial plan for your family.

Make the most of this tax year’s Lifetime ISA government bonus

16 Mar 2018

With the tax year end fast approaching – 5 April – there is limited time to make use of the 2017/2018 25% government bonus on the Lifetime ISA (LISA).

What’s your savings gap?

16 Feb 2018

Despite decades of prudent saving many of us face a savings shortfall in retirement. It just means our current savings don’t meet our desired retirement income.
Find out more about the savings gap, why it’s important and what you can do to close it.

Should you give your children pocket money?

26 Jan 2018

If you’re a parent, you’ve probably given a lot of thought to the best way to teach your children about money. One way to do this is by giving them a pocket money allowance. But what’s the going rate, and how can you work out what’s fair?

The value of talking to your family about big financial decisions

27 Dec 2017

Talking openly about money has traditionally been a bit of a taboo among the stiff upper-lipped British – particularly the older generation. But times are changing, especially within families.

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