Getting to grips with your money needn't be tricky. Here's how to budget effectively, learn how to prioritise what you're spending on, and practical tips to help your money go further when it matters most.
Marriage, divorce and your money
Big life decisions can affect your finances in several different ways. Whether you're choosing to say 'I do' or you're legally ending your marriage, here are some articles on how your finances might be affected.
- How to discuss finances with your partner
- What is Marriage Tax Allowance?
- How much does a divorce cost?
- How to budget if you’re a single parent
- Infographic: How much does it cost to get married?
- Budgeting for a wedding
- Will a prenup protect me if I get a divorce?
- What happens to property after a divorce?
Money guidance for children and students
You're never too young to start managing your money. Read more on how to teach your kids the value of money and guidance for students who wants to make ends meet and live well at university.
- How to teach children about money
- Infographic: Millennials and money - What kind of side hustles are they doing?
- Looking after your credit score while you’re at university
- How much rent can I afford?
- Cashless society and changing savings habits for kids
Protecting your purchases and household payments
There are a variety of ways to protect your hard-earned cash and ensure your payments are protected. Here's what you need to know before you press 'Buy now'.
- Can I cancel my broadband early?
- Energy saving tips to reduce bills
- Credit and debit card protection
- Understanding Payment Cards
- Guide to sending money overseas
Pensions, savings, and investing your money
Careful saving and investing can help you plan your future properly and can look after you when you need it most. Read more about savings accounts and protecting your pension.
- An introduction to investments
- Explaining the Different Types of Savings Accounts
- Money Saving Strategies – Tips on How to Save
- Pension tools and resources
- What is the workplace pension?
- What will my state pension be?
- How transferring pensions works
Guidance for parents and families
It can be challenging to raise a family and balance your finances - however, help is at hand. Here are some articles on how to budget well and find the best ways to prioritise your spending.
- How to Save for Your Child's Education
- Ways to save money in 2020
- Infographic: Parents and Christmas
- What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
- How do tax credits work?
- What is a trust fund?
- Living and working on the UK Minimum Wage
- How to budget for kids going back to school
- Financial planning for parents
- Budgeting for school holidays
- Budgeting for a baby
- Budgeting for a holiday
Protecting elderly people and their finances
The elderly can often fall prey to financial fraud and scams. Here's how to help them manage their money and protect them.
- Helping elderly parents manage their money
- Planning for early retirement
- Budgeting for a funeral
- Downsizing your home
Day to day budgeting and general guidance
Getting into the habit of everyday budgeting is a must-do if you want to stay on top of your money. From deciding what's important to saving for something special, here's what you need to know.
- Smart Money Management: A Guide to Responsible Spending
- How to budget during a cost of living crisis
- How to balance financial security through an emergency fund
- What's the 50 30 20 budget rule?
- What is Open Banking?
- How the 2021 Budget affects your finances
- Budget Planner
- Could Covid-19 help you save?
- What does the term “furlough” mean?
- Ways to save money in 2020
- How to Budget Your Finances
- Looking after your financial documents
- New Year, new start to your finances
- How to avoid overspending on special occasions
- Financial Jargon Buster
- Getting Financial Help – The Best Online Resources
- Budgeting for the holiday season - gifts
- How the Budget 2018 will affect your earning, spending and saving
- Infographic: Average Equifax Credit Scores across the UK
Sorting out finances after a death
There can be lots to sort out after someone dies – and the financial side of things can be confusing. Here’s how to work out what to do with your loved one’s finances, wills and any property they might have.
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