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Later-life parents shouldering greater debt burden

The trend for second marriages and having children later in life is continuing to impact the debt people are carrying as they get older.

The rise of the Bank of Gran and Grandad

Forget the bank of mum and dad – today’s young people are now receiving help from the bank of gran and granddad, with millions of grandparents offering financial support to their grandchildren.

Parents to splash out almost £500 entertaining kids this summer

UK parents will splash out £492 entertaining their children this summer – a 26 per cent increase on last year suggesting that parents are feeling a renewed sense of confidence, according to Post Office’s annual Parents’ Summer Spending Report.

Young Brits putting family finances at risk overseas

FCO and ABTA issue warning to young British travellers about the importance of travel insurance.

Football fans to spend £605 million on World Cup patch-ups

Football fans across the UK are preparing to sacrifice their hard-earned cash as four million of them say they will spoil their partner with various gifts and gestures in compensation for the time they spend watching the World Cup.

Hen parties rival cost of weddings

Hen parties rival cost of weddings

The fun farewell to the bride’s single-life increasingly involves an overnight or weekend stay, which requires a carefully thought out wardrobe for the hens, with often several new items of clothing.

Women want to be more daring - but worry what mum would say

Half of women admit they would love to be ‘more daring’ – but worry ‘what mum would say’, a new study has revealed. Researchers found millions of females yearn to quit their job, take time out to travel or get a tattoo, but fear the backlash from the leading lady in their life.

1 in 10 concealing debts from their partner

The equivalent of 5.4 million people in the UK are hiding debts from their partner, new research has found.

‘Do as I say, not as I do’ - parents admit to parking on school Zig-Zag lines

More than a third (35 per cent) of parents who drive their children to school think it is acceptable to stop or park on school safety Zig-Zag lines, with a quarter (27 per cent) admitting to doing so, according to research from AXA Car Insurance.

Can parents afford a family day out this summer?

The cost of some of the UK’s favourite family activities have risen by over 50% in the past 10 years, while popular solo and stay at home activities have fallen, according to the latest Spare Time Spending report from Halifax.

Parents and kids want more money help from schools

More than three quarters (77 per cent) of parents would like to see more financial education in schools, according to new research from Santander 1|2|3 Mini. Just one in four of the parents surveyed thought schools offered an adequate level of financial education for their children.

Families anxious about caring for elderly relatives

As a new report by think tank IPPR reveals that the number of older people needing care is expected to outstrip the number of family members able to provide that care by 2017, Allianz Global Assistance in the UK reports that 52% of people it surveyed are concerned about the future care needs of elderly parents or extended family, should they need home assistance.

Five dates, three movies and five phone-calls - before a woman takes things to the bedroom

Five dates, three movies and five phone-calls - before a woman takes things to the bedroom

The average single girl is not prepared to have sex with a new partner until the fifth date, new research has revealed.

Brits turn to parents for financial advice

Mum’s the word for a growing number of Brits as they turn to family, friends and even their boss for financial advice.

UK first-time parents spend £492 million preparing for baby

First-time UK parents spend more than £492 million each year, preparing for the arrival of their first baby, according to research from life insurance provider Aviva. This equates to £1,619 per family and shows a 17% increase to the £1,389 total in March 2012.