Money Matters

Making the “Bank of Mum and Dad” work for you

Making the “Bank of Mum and Dad” work for you

We often hear about the difficulties faced by first-time buyers trying to take that first step on to the property ladder. In many respects, the property market has adapted over time in recognition of this, but whether you feel that options including shared ownership, the Help to Buy initiative and specialist mortgage products go far… Read More…

Grants available to help sports stars of tomorrow

Grants available to help sports stars of tomorrow

Wiltshire Council, in partnership with local businesses, is looking to help support the next generation of sports stars with the launch of 2018’s Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians sports scholarship grant. Established in 2014, these grants have already helped to support 27 future sports stars, with many of these young people going on to achieve… Read More…

Do you qualify for additional childcare?

Do you qualify for additional childcare?

Do you qualify for additional childcare? – Parents across Bath and North East Somerset are being urged to check whether they are entitled to receive additional funded childcare from September. Support for some working families with 3 or 4 year old children is being doubled, with an increase in early education and funded childcare to 30… Read More…

How to protect your children financially without spoiling them

How to protect your children financially without spoiling them

Declan Harrington is a Financial Advisor at Savage Silk, a multidisciplinary practice that specialises in legal, insurance, finance, and investment advice. In this article, he takes a closer look at how you can make a financial contribution to your child’s future without the risk of spoiling them. When you become a parent, your child becomes… Read More…

Know your online rights

Know your online rights

With no queues, no crowds and no closing time, its easy to see whey so many of us choose to shop online, but while most of us know the high street procedure for faulty goods, refunds and other customer issues, knowing where you legally stand online can be confusing at best. If you have ever… Read More…

Why Bother Budgeting?

Why Bother Budgeting?

We are told from an early age that it is important to budget – but does the process really help us take better control of our finances? Martin Lewis, founder of moneysavingexpert.co.uk says the problem with most budgets is they just don’t work. “They look at a typical months spending, yet we don’t spend by… Read More…

Don’t be sucked in by the ads!

Don’t be sucked in by the ads!

These days the Internet is awash with adverts offering the best deals and tips for saving you and your family money. The scores of web pages we view on a daily basis are littered with ads and sometimes it’s hard to see the wood for the trees. However, there are legitimate websites which can help… Read More…

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