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September has rolled around and kids across the country are preparing for the new school year. Parents have been rushing out to buy stationery and what-not, but how essential are these school supplies?
(more on back-to-school essentials…)
More than four out of five (83%) parents believe it’s their responsibility to educate their children about managing their personal finances, but many don’t feel up to the job. (parental financial education…)
The financial impact of having kids is well documented, but it appears supporting children well into adulthood is becoming the norm.
Today is Carers Rights’ Day, which helps carers know their rights and find the help and support they’re entitled to. But with 6,000 people a day starting to look after a family member or friend, some of us may not even realise we’ve actually become carers in the first place. (more on carers’ rights…)
Every parent of a young child must at some time have longed to have eyes in the back of their head. You can take every precaution – get a stairgate, a baby monitor, and a washing machine with a childproof lock. And still there is only so much you can do. (more…)
Love it or hate it, but technology has become an essential feature of everyday life. But is it wise for this dependency extend to kids too?
Are you confident that your child’s car seat is fitted properly? Worryingly, if it was fitted by one of the big high street retailers offering child car seat fittings, it may not be as safe as it seems.
Is the best way for parents to help their children onto the housing ladder not to help at all? Lynda Clark of First Time Buyer magazine explores the options for first-time buyers and their parents.
Recent research has revealed that children will return to school with £3.2bn worth of tech in their school bags. It’s an astronomical amount, but it’s the stark change in attitude towards technology that’s got me thinking.
Everything from choosing your seat to checking in luggage can ramp up the price of your flight with a low-cost airline. Less well known are the extra costs involved when flying with a baby.
Are you or someone you know expecting a baby? There may be more choice than you think about where to give birth – and it could affect the experience you have.
It’s only 19 days in for the new Government and today it announced its agenda for the coming year in the Queen’s Speech. This is a key time for those of us looking to make things work better for you.
Our latest research finds universities using terms we consider to be breaching consumer law, leaving students open to unfair course changes after they’ve signed up. Did your uni ever make changes to your course?