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Number of 2-year-olds eligible for free childcare to double

Parents should check if their 2-year-olds will be eligible for free childcare when the amount on offer doubles next week.

Mum’s no longer the word: people ask the internet before family for advice

Mum’s no longer the word: people ask the internet before family for advice

People turn to internet search engines for advice rather than their family, new research reveals.

Families urged to review life insurance

An urgent review of life insurance policies is being called for after the figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) revealed bereaved families are being hit with unnecessary Inheritance Tax (IHT) bills totalling up to £216 million.

Tech savvy kids spend pocket money on latest technologies

Britain’s children are more likely to be spending their pocket money on the latest technology, than comics and sweets, as eight to 15 year olds admit to spending almost all their cash on downloads and computer games, according to the latest findings from Halifax.

School holidays leave kids hungry for three meals a day

School holidays leave kids hungry for three meals a day

One in eight pupils (13 per cent) is not getting enough to eat in the school holidays. This is according to teachers who are worried by changes in pupils, such as weight loss, when they return to school in the new term.

7 misconceptions about wills, trusts and estate planning

7 misconceptions about wills, trusts and estate planning

If you’ve been putting off writing your will, it’s time to consider seriously doing so. For many people, misconceptions hold them back.

Parents get the maths wrong on back to school budget

Parents get the maths wrong on back to school budget

With the back to school deadline looming, it’s not just the kids who are caving in to peer pressure, as almost half (47 per cent) of parents admit they feel the need to buy their children new items to keep up with other parents.

Bank of Nan and Grandads’ billions for student grandchildren

The Bank of Mum and Dad is fast becoming the Bank of Nan and Grandad – after a poll revealed that Britain’s over 50s plan to give their grandchildren £16.7 billion for their university costs.

Cost of divorce reaches £44,000 for UK couples

UK couples are spending more than £44,000 on average when they divorce or separate, totalling £5.7 billion per year across the nation. A new study from life insurer Aviva reveals the hidden cost of divorce as £21,979 per person or £43,958 per couple.

Top pets names of 2013 revealed

New research from Gocompare.com reveals the top names for cats and dogs over the past three years and how they compare to UK baby names.

University of Leicester the most affordable student destination

University of Leicester the most affordable student destination

The University of Leicester is the most affordable destination in Britain for both first and second-year students, according to research from HSBC.

Students consider leaving university as debt spirals

There has been a worrying uplift in students overall estimated debt – rising almost 14% to £19,217 compared to last year’s estimate of £16,909, according to the fourth annual Lloyds Bank Student Finance Report.

5 selfless awards, rewarding those who contribute to society

There are often charity campaigns that grab the headlines, such as the Movember campaign which raises awareness for men’s health and the no-make-up selfie campaign for breast cancer.

Families continue to struggle as cost of a child increases

Families continue to struggle as cost of a child increases

Families working full time at the national minimum wage are 18 per cent short of the basic amount needed to provide themselves a minimum standard of living, according to research carried out by Loughborough University.

Help your kids learn to read with Biff, Chip and Kipper series

Millions of children have learnt to read with Biff, Chip and Kipper, Oxford University Press’ much loved series of early learning books.