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How to prepare financially for parenthood

It’s common knowledge that having children is expensive.  There isn’t a lot you can do about that fact itself.  Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to plan financially for parenthood.  Here is a guide to help. Pregnancy Most pregnancies go reasonably smoothly.  Do,...

The Government Wants To Protect Your Money

The government recently announced a raft of proposals for new consumer-protection legislation.  It aims to protect consumers against misuse of prepayment schemes and subscriptions and also from fake reviews.  Here is a quick guide to what you need to know about it....

Should You Prioritise Property Or Your Pension?

Both pensions and property can be good ways of financing your retirement.  It is, however, important to think carefully about which you prioritise.  Here is a quick guide to what you need to know. The basics of pensions. In the UK, public-sector employees may still...

Managed Portfolio

If you’re considering an investment, this video may help you consider how to move forward.

Cutting The Cost Of Childcare

Childcare is notoriously expensive.  In fact, many parents find that childcare is more expensive than either rent or a mortgage.  The good news is that there is government help available.  Here is what you need to know about it. The main childcare schemes The main...

Bringing Up The F Word

Having difficult conversations is a part of life.  This means that everybody needs to develop a strategy for dealing with them.  If you’re struggling to discuss the F word – Finance, then here are some tips to help. Start with why Start by verbalising why you...