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03 Aug 2017
What price a happy family?
In the past it was called the Nuclear Family. No-one is ever quite sure why it was so called but the traditional model of a ‘two parent, two child’ unit has always been deemed to be the ‘average’ family.
21 Jul 2017
One important thing to do with your kids this Summer holiday
“I’m bored!” Ever heard that one before?
25 May 2017
Bank of Mum and Dad becomes top ten lender
Empty-nesters will be putting their hands in their pockets to the tune of £6.5bn a year to help their adult fledglings flee the nest.
18 May 2017
Retirement is for old people
When HRH Prince Philip says he is retiring at the mere age of 95, then perhaps we should all start thinking about it.
12 May 2017
Saving for a deposit
I just had the most unbelievable dream. I’d just bought my first home… then I woke up.
07 Apr 2017
Spring forward for the taxman
It’s normally a rather bossy command sent out to recalcitrant teenagers off to the Summer Ball. The phrase is ‘Know your limits’.
29 Mar 2017
Let’s talk about death. That’s always hard.
It’s the kind of thing we don’t like to think about. It’s also the kind of thing we can’t help thinking about, especially when we have a family to consider. So why, when the roofs over our children’s heads are at stake, do so many primary earners in families not have life insurance policies?
24 Mar 2017
Spring is sprung, now for the new year (!?)
Let’s begin with a quiz question. Why does the financial year run from April to March and not throughout a calendar year, which would seem to be more sensible?
08 Mar 2017
Joke and Mirrors
It took the Leader of the Opposition – not famous for being a free marketeer – to point out there was nothing in the Chancellor’s much-awaited Budget for those ‘struggling to get on the housing ladder’.
07 Mar 2017
Please Mr Chancellor, ease up on Stamp Duty
In years gone by Budget Day was brightened up by a lively betting market on all sorts of predictions.
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