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School Canteen Closures
Posted: 21 Jun 2013
Are hot meals essential for our kids? 8,000 school canteens are at risk of closing this year due to the lack of financial funding.
The True Cost Of Kids!
Posted: 04 Jun 2013
A recent study conducted by Quidco, suggests that the average expenditure on a kid between the time they’re born and turn 18 is a huge £51,000 or more.
Families to get £1,200 tax breaks
Posted: 19 Mar 2013
Working parents will soon be given a lifeline with tax breaks on their annual childcare costs.
Easter Money-Saving Tips For Mums
Posted: 14 Mar 2013
Want to save the pennies this Easter? Here’s simple ways your family can have fun and enjoy the holidays whilst on a budget.
The real cost of wasting food
Posted: 11 Jan 2013
Would you still use food after its ‘best before’ date? Shocking research shows that we will throw away nearly half of all food we buy.
Childcare aid for working parents
Posted: 08 Jan 2013
A new coalition pledge could give working parents up to £2,000 a year to help with childcare. But what about stay at home parents?
The Child Benefit Cut Explained
Posted: 07 Jan 2013
As over a million families will lose some or all of their child benefit from today, here’s how the changes could affect your family.
New study shows British kids are the most spoilt in the world
Posted: 05 Sep 2012
New research shows British kids are amongst the most spoilt in the world, with three quarters of ten-year-olds owning a mobile phone. Do you think British kids are spoilt? And do your kids have a mobile?
War on the wealthy: Nick Clegg suggests rich should pay wealth tax to beat recession
Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Is it fair that the rich should pay more? Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has suggested that the UK’s wealthiest should pay even more tax to help beat the recession and boost the economy. Would you like to see a ‘wealth tax’?
Parents fear Facebook game could encourage gambling
Posted: 08 Aug 2012
Parents are concerned that a new Facebook gambling game could encourage children and teens to start gambling. Are you worried this could influence your children, or do you monitor their internet use?
More grandparents forced to pay-out to help struggling families survive
Posted: 07 Aug 2012
A new report reveals a shocking increase in grandparents releasing equity from their homes in order to help their children and grandchildren survive. Have you had to ask relatives for financial help?
Rip-off Britain? Survey reveals the best and worst value for money products
Posted: 03 Aug 2012
A new survey reveals both the best and worst value for money goods and the products and services we really hate spending on. Do you think consumers are ripped off in Britain? Which goods would you like to see priced lower?
Families now need nearly £37,000 a year just to make ends meet
Posted: 10 Jul 2012
New research shows that a family of four need a third more income than they did pre-recession in order to make ends meet. Do you think the figure is too high? And are cars and computers ‘essentials’?
Mums offer advice, dads give cash – research shows dads are the real softies!
Posted: 20 Jun 2012
The old adage about mums being the soft ones is untrue, as research shows it’s dads who are more likely to hand out the cash to grown-up children, whilst mums offer words of wisdom. Is this true in your house? Who’s the real soft touch?
The Mum Claiming 50k in Benefits – Who Works a 40 Hour Week!
Posted: 29 May 2012
A family is claiming thousands in benefits that they ‘don’t need’ to show how broken the benefits system can be. We want to know – should more be done to encourage parents to get back into work? Is she wrong?
The Budget Breakdown – What Does It Mean For Families?
Posted: 22 Mar 2012
With changes to child benefit, free tax and an increase on fuel - here’s your quick and simple guide to how the new Budget will affect your family.
Working Mums Could Lose Thousands In Benefits
Posted: 15 Mar 2012
New changes to the benefits system could see the poorest mums losing thousands of pounds from next year. Here’s how the new Universal Credit system could affect you.
As Mums Feel The Squeeze - Do You Hide Money Troubles From Your Child?
Posted: 22 Feb 2012
New research shows that many mums will go to lengths to hide money troubles...
Posted: 09 Feb 2012
With kids in tow it's not always possible to go out on the evening of love, but thankfully there is loads you can do to have a romantic evening in! Here are our favourite ideas for nights-in:
Swap and Save - Substitutes to save you money
Posted: 12 Jan 2012
For those wanting to tighten their belts this year, here's some simple changes you can make to save some cash!