Author Archives: Shelley McCarthy

Take Control of Your Money, Be Happier

New research from Experian has explored the role money has in the lives of people in Britain, their attitude and …

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Funeral inflation outstrips everything

Funeral costs in the UK are rising faster than ever. Funeral prices have become one of the most rapidly growing costs in …

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Paying more to live near a top school

The debate about selective education is hotting up, with prime minister Teresa May proposing to lift the ban on grammar schools. …

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Property nightmares continue for millennials

The latest rental price data from ONS has shown that the property dream continues to be a nightmare for today’s …

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Private education costs soar

Private education costs have soared in recent years, making the outlay a significant area of expenditure for many parents. Parents …

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Death of the tax return

In the Budget last year, the government set out the vision for a transformed tax system that could mean the death …

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Holidays, wellbeing & happiness

Have you been anywhere nice for your summer holiday this year? According to new research from the insurer SunLife, we …

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Peer pressure costing parents dear

What impact are peer-pressured parent purchases having on your annual expenditure? New research by Sainsbury’s Bank has found that this …

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Doubts over long-term financial security for women

Women often face different financial challenges to men, as a result of which their long-term financial security can be put …

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Why are women failing to close the retirement savings gap?

Only one in ten women in the UK are on track to save for the retirement income they want. The new …

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