Until you buy your own home, a car will probably be your single biggest financial commitment. If you’re considering getting some wheels of your own, just how much could it cost you overall – and are there any better-value alternatives?
Divorce at any age is a traumatic event – but one that happens in later life may be even more so. Untangling the finances of a long-married couple can be a highly delicate process requiring expert advice – as Morven Millar of Gresham Wealth Management explains.
We like to think we are becoming a more equal society, but women continue to face a particular set of challenges when it comes to managing their income and planning for the future. Jo Noon, head of Cockburn Lucas for Women, explains why women need to take a different approach when arranging their finances. A
Holidays are over and the party season’s spent – in more ways than one. If you’re trying to get over a financial hangover, try these tips for rehydrating your bank balance. If Christmas and New Year have left you with a financial headache, now is the time to shake it off. Monday 11 January
Christmas is a time for children – but when is the best time of life to start having them? Raising a family in your twenties may seem financially impossible – but doing so later on can bring financial pressures of its own. Should you seize the present, or wait for the future? Having a child
Should you give children incentives to do well at school? Or do you think bribery sends out the wrong message? Luckily there’s a third option – which teaches valuable lessons of its own. Unless you’re a very lucky parent, there will come a point at which you have to chivvy your children along to do
Families with children are citing money worries as the biggest strain on their relationships, according to a survey by Relate. So could a financial adviser play a role in marriage counselling? We know that money can’t necessarily buy you happiness – but a shortage of it can be a short cut to unhappiness. A
Welcome to the world of Extreme Financial Planning. If you can’t imagine starting a pension pot for a baby, you’re not alone. But thanks to their ultra-forward thinking parents, some toddlers might be growing up on a gold mine. Picture the scene at playgroup. Mum 1 says, ‘Of course, we’ve reserved a school place for