Monthly Archives: February 2015

Preparing for Your Children Leaving Home

The late 1980s TV series “Home to Roost” saw Henry Willows (John Thaw) have his life turned upside down after his 18-year-old son Matthew came to live with him. Today practical economics has made adult children living at home a reality in many families. The current generation of young adults face a number of challenges on the journey to (financial) …

Will We See The Return of Interest-Only Loans?

There are two basic parts to any loan.  One part is the sum borrowed, sometimes known as the capital.  The other part is the fee charged by the lender.  In terms of mortgages, this fee is charged in the form of interest.   At this time there are three basic types of mortgage available: Repayment – in which the monthly repayments are set at …

Entertain the kids this half term

Spring half term: Is it a time for all the family to come together, or a long, frequently wet week during which your kids demand to be entertained? All too often it can feel like the latter, and while teachers take a well-earned break from the classroom, your role as a parent is to find fun and stimulating activities for your children to do. Countless …