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I did it my way (planned my funeral, of course)

Saga’s latest poll shows that a quarter of over 50s would like an unusual send off when the time comes and the results conclude that non-religious orders of service were the most popular ways to formally say goodbye.

Families’ concern for elderly relatives peaks in January

Online searches, interest, and enquiries into elderly care peak in the first month of the year, older people’s charity and leading care provider Anchor can reveal.

Are you considering studying abroad?

With UK tuition fees still at a £9,000 per annum high, students are looking for other avenues when it comes to their education. In terms of European masters courses that are taught in English, there has been a drastic increase of 42% to 6,600 during the last two years.

Soaring child care fees sees cost of raising a child hit £229,251

The cost of raising a child in the UK from birth until the age of 21 has climbed to £229,251, an increase of 63% since 2003.

Almost four in ten families with children are struggling to make ends meet

Families with children are now at greater risk than any other group of having an inadequate income, with more than one in three having less than they require for a socially acceptable standard of living.

Just four in ten Brits would move an elderly relative into a residential care home

Just four in ten Brits would move an elderly relative into a residential care home

As Britain’s elderly population continues to expand, new research from Mintel finds just 40% of Brits would be willing to move a family member or themselves into a residential care home, should the need arise for long-term care due to illness, disability or old age.

Brits become savvy daters

Brits become savvy daters

With January set to be the busiest month for online dating sites, Brits are becoming savvy daters by looking to voucher codes and low-cost rendezvous to curb costs.

Canny couples warm to winter weddings

Canny couples warm to winter weddings

The face of the traditional wedding is changing as couples look to save on the soaring cost of getting hitched by marrying ‘off-peak’. New research from AA Loans amongst newlyweds reveals that one in three couples (37%) married in autumn or winter.

A third of 18 to 24 year olds have second jobs

A third (33%) of 18 to 24-year-olds have a second job, and a third of these (33%) said they need the second job to survive financially, according to research conducted on behalf of thinkmoney.co.uk.

1 in 6 Brits in a relationship owe money that their partner doesn’t know about

It’s often said that the best relationships are built on trust, but it seems that some may not be getting off to the best start.

Something for every Valentine's Day desire in Kent

Something for every Valentine's Day desire in Kent

Love is in the air in the Garden of England with a host of exciting offers available for the most romantic weekend of 2015.

St Valentine’s Day at The Ritz London

St Valentine’s Day at The Ritz London

Celebrate St Valentine’s Day this year in the luxury of The Ritz London. A London landmark, situated in its iconic location between the vibrant metropolitan areas of Mayfair and St. James’s, The Ritz London provides the ultimate destination for the perfect quintessentially British experience.

Festive fatigue shatters grandparents

Grandparents may be glad the Christmas period is coming to an end, with new research showing one in six (16%) grandparents over the age of 50 admit their grandchildren have left them feeling exhausted over the festive season.

Childcare costs see parents of 0-5s work for less than £100 a month

Working parents are being hamstrung by childcare costs, with thousands effectively working for nothing, Aviva can reveal.

Families turn to cash for this year's Christmas presents

Families turn to cash for this year's Christmas presents

Over a third (35%) of the UK population is planning to gift cash for Christmas this year rather than a traditional present, research from pensions and insurance provider Friends Life has found.