Rising rents and unaffordable house prices are two things I often bemoan in my City Survivors column on behalf of us millennials.
According to the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) there were 57 million pets in the UK in 2016, with dogs and cats making up 41% of that figure.
The sixth of this month sees the launch of the Lifetime Isa – dubbed the ‘Lisa’ (not to be confused with any friends or relatives also named Lisa).
The two pound coin has to be Britain’s most-saved coinage. Where the pound coin is the most common ingredient in our pocket change, the two pound is a larger and more infrequent guest. Its higher value and bulky size encourage us to do something with it rather than lug it round in our pockets and purses.
Going to the theatre or a music gig is an expensive business. There’s the cost of the ticket, the travel to the venue and the price of drinks once you’re inside.
Today sees the last spring Budget, with future Budgets to be delivered in the autumn rather than in March or April of each year.
Women’s rights have progressed massively since 1928, when we were finally allowed to vote in parliamentary elections, and since 1970, when the Equal Pay Act was introduced to prevent direct and indirect discrimination in the workplace.
I like rules of thumb relating to retirement, because sometimes the best advice is the simplest. Here are my two favourites:
- Contribute a percentage of your salary each month equivalent to half your age when you started a pension.
The number of 25-year-old homeowners has plummeted by more than half in 20 years.
According to the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, almost half (46%) of 25-year-olds owned their own home 20 years ago compared to just 20% today.
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