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Wednesday 1st April 2020

Life & Home

The little-known tax charges for unmarried co-habiters

There is an upward trend of couples choosing to co-habit without marrying or getting a civil partnership, but they may not be aware of the financial implications of this choice, particularly when it comes to sneaky tax charges.  I spoke to tax expert Oliver Claridge, a tax expert in law firm Forsters’ corporate tax department…

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Emma Leaven and the jokes…about jokes

This cartoon is part of a series of graphic strips by Steve Bee, author of the Pension Guru cartoons. Join Emma and her family as they muddle through life puzzling over any-and-all things personal finance.

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Debt repayment – my journey so far

I have a history with debt. I opened my first credit card when I was 18. That first trip to my university bank saw me leaving with a ‘free’ overdraft and credit card. Of course, they weren’t free, but this was my introduction to borrowing and the start of my ‘buy now pay for it…

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The four ways mothers are financially penalised

A mother’s work is never done and she doesn’t even get paid for much of it either. This weekend it’s Mothering Sunday, a day on which we traditionally celebrate mothers and all the crap they put up with for the sake of the preservation of mankind. While it’s nice to receive a bunch of chrysanthemums…

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Sugru, the futuristic fixer

A while ago (and by a ‘while’, I now means several years), I was sitting in a business lecture at university, when the professor mentioned a product. On the face of it, this product sounded incredibly simple in premise, but it had come to be wildly successful. I bought some, and have since been blown…

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Emma Leaven and the bodge budgeting

This cartoon is part of a series of graphic strips by Steve Bee, author of the Pension Guru cartoons. Join Emma and her family as they muddle through life puzzling over any-and-all things personal finance.

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Emma Leaven and the purfect Prime Minister

This cartoon is part of a series of graphic strips by Steve Bee, author of the Pension Guru cartoons. Join Emma and her family as they muddle through life puzzling over any-and-all things personal finance.

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Emma Leaven and the recipe rummage

This cartoon is part of a series of graphic strips by Steve Bee, author of the Pension Guru cartoons. Join Emma and her family as they muddle through life puzzling over any-and-all things personal finance.

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Don’t fall for the “new season” food fad

With March and April nearly behind us, we’ve survived the “hungry gap”, that hiatus between winter and spring when UK-grown produce is most limited and least interesting. Yet we’ve done the winter food thing and we’re looking forward impatiently to full-throated spring and summer. As in mainland Europe, where the arrival of spring is celebrated…

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Emma Leaven and the tumultuous tax

This cartoon is part of a series of graphic strips by Steve Bee, author of the Pension Guru cartoons. Join Emma and her family as they muddle through life puzzling over any-and-all things personal finance.

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