Apologies if you’re trying to avoid talk of Christmas this early in the year, but I’m going to write about how we’re planning for a cheap Christmas this year.
I was watching some kids TV on one of our Freeview channels a couple of days ago when I was shocked to see an advert for a company who will try to get you compensation for any accidents your children have had. I’m used to trying to avoid these people on the high street (“Had […]
This year’s budget wasn’t the most exciting, but in the current financial climate, you could hardly expect it to be. With businesses and consumers finding borrowing more and more difficult, as banks reduce their lending following the credit crunch, and as the cost of electricity, gas, petrol and food continue to rise, we’re all finding […]
Despite the initial slow takeup of Child Trust Funds (CTFs), more recently there has been signs that parents are beginning to understand them and take them more seriously. For the uninitiated, CTFs are savings accounts for kids which cannot be accessed until the child is 18. When they’re born, the child receives a voucher from […]
Here comes some scary news for parents: A new survey by Liverpool Victoria suggests that the cost of raising a child to the age of 21 is a staggering £186,000. This cost has risen by 33% in the last 5 years, plus it is expected to rise by 42% in the next 5 years. Figures […]
Apacs, the UK payments association, has released 2 guides discussing payment card options for teenagers and ‘young adults’. According to Apacs, 86% of 18-24 year olds carry some sort of plastic in their wallets, and these guides aim to help them make the right decision when choosing payment cards. And given that 16-17 year olds […]
At the end of last month The Telegraph published a table of the performance of stocks and share Child Trust Funds. If you want to compare how your kids trust fund has performed, view the table. The table shows just how much difference your decision can make to the size of the fund – the […]
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This week the ace investigator takes a closer look at a company called Imprint, which has issued false invoices for children’s safety handbook
AS MANY as 83,000 parents are so short of money this January that they are prepared to raid their children’s bulging post-Christmas piggy banks just to get them through the month.