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All About the Child Trust Fund
All About the Child Trust Fund
Virtually all children in the UK born after a certain date are eligible to free money from the government in the form of a Child Trust Fund. This money is supposed to…...
Buying Child Care Vouchers
Buying Child Care Vouchers
Buying chidcare vouchers can save working parents several thousands of pounds in childcare costs every year. See if this scheme is the right one for you....
Child Benefit Explained
Child Benefit Explained
Every child in the UK is entitled to child benefit, a payment that is made weekly or monthly, depending on circumstance. Applying is easy and your income makes no…...
Coping With Redundancy as a Working Mum
Coping With Redundancy as a Working Mum
Coping with being made redundant can be difficult, especially for working mums who don't have the time -- or the luxury -- to feel sorry for themselves. Keeping a…...
Free Child Care Places for 3 and 4 year olds
Free Child Care Places for 3 and 4 year olds
Free childcare places are available for all three and four-year-olds living in England. But as the government only pays for five two-and-a-half-hour sessions per week,…...
Getting your Tax Credits Entitlement
Getting your Tax Credits Entitlement
Many people who work either full or part-time are unaware that they may qualify for tax credits. Most of us could use a helping hand, so it's a good idea to learn what…...
How to Reduce your Bills
How to Reduce your Bills
Reducing your bills is the first step in getting through a difficult economic period. Our top tips can help you come out on top, even when things around look bleak......
Paying for Breakfast Clubs and After School Clubs
Paying for Breakfast Clubs and After School Clubs
Bringing down the cost of childcare for school-age children is easy if breakfast and/or after-school clubs operate in your area. If not, ask their school about setting…...
Planning a Budget as a Working Mum
Planning a Budget as a Working Mum
Many of us have no real idea what our spending habits are. That's why planning a realistic budget - and sticking to it - can help us cut down costs and ensure that we…...
Pocket Money: When is Enough Enough?
Pocket Money: When is Enough Enough?
Giving your children pocket money is not something all parents feel entirely comfortable with. But teaching the skills of money management from an early age can help…...
School Costs: Music lessons, Activities, Trips
School Costs: Music lessons, Activities, Trips
Many parents struggle to pay for extra school costs, such as music lessons, school trips and other activities. However, help is out there to help take the load off a…...
Taking on Extra Work
Taking on Extra Work
In today's economic climate, many of us are seeking to take on extra work - even busy working mums. But what kind of work is out there, and is it really worth the effort?...
What are Free Entitlements?
What are Free Entitlements?
Single mums are eligible for a host of free entitlements from the government, designed to help them cope better on a limited budget....
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