Society has changed. Cohabiting couples have become the fastest growing family type in the UK, doubling from 1.5m families in 1996 to 3.3m families in 2017. I’ve got many friends living as unmarried couples/families for various reasons. For some, previous divorce has put them off marrying again. For others, financial constraints mean they can’t simply […]
You’ll never find me without a few different books on my bedside table. I love dipping in to a mixture of fiction and non-fiction depending on my mood. My non-fiction choices tend to focus on personal finance, entrepreneurship and technology with a sprinkling of psychology thrown in there too. I’ve just finished ‘The Meaningful Money […]
Child benefit and pension credits. Parents – particularly mums – are finding themselves at risk of losing thousands of pounds of retirement income because of an administrative bungle around the claiming of child benefit. It’s a topic close to my own heart as I am one of these mums myself. Any person who cares for […]
I am a mum. A mum who has had a decent chunk of time out of work to raise my children and then returned to work part-time. As a woman, I am likely to live for longer than my husband. I am also 37 and realise that there is a good chance that by the […]
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