• Forced Savings

    Do you have ‘forced savings’, and if so what should you do with them?

    With the newspapers full of articles about the rising cost of living, it’s easy to get depressed about the state of our finances. But some households are still benefitting from a period during the start of the Covid pandemic when they were struggling to spend, and it has left them with savings to spare.

  • My Money Week

    Have a ‘My Money Week’ of your own

    While personal finance is on the curriculum for secondary schools in England, many academy schools are not obliged to teach it, while it is often overlooked in primary schools as well. Here are some that you could use, depending on the age of your child and what you want to achieve.

  • Happy Birthday 20P

    40 years young: Happy birthday 20p

    The 20p coin entered circulation on June 9, 1982, in a bid to ensure that the coins in our pockets were not too heavy, ten years after decimalisation changed the coins we carry.

  • How Our Finances Have Changed Over 70 Years

    How our finances have changed over 70 years

    This week, we mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – an incredible 70 years on the throne. When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned, the way we managed our money was very different, with many of the innovations we take for granted a distant possibility.

  • Interest Rates Rise

    Five things to do now that interest rates have risen

    The Bank of England raised interest rates to one per cent this month, a move that has already sent shock waves through the finances of those with high mortgages or other debts. Here are five things you should be looking at doing now.

  • Finding Income Uncertainty Min

    Finding income in uncertainty

    With the stock market volatile and the cost of living rising, figures from Link that show that dividends paid to shareholders have dropped by a quarter look like more bad news.