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At 40% of everything you own in excess of the £325,000 allowance, it's no surprise inheritance tax (IHT) is one of the UK's most hated taxes...
If you're self-employed, you won't get all the rights of an employee. Here's how to protect yourself.
Struggling for things to do this spring with the kids? Let their imagination run wild and have a great family day out too.
Spring has (almost) sprung, and with Christmas now little more than a distant memory, it’s time to start formulating that cheeky Easter getaway.
In his first Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled a number of measures to ensure stability as the UK prepares to leave the EU.
From smartphones to smart refrigerators, we live in an always-online society — one in which science fiction is slowly starting to become science fact.
The idea that some people may be forced to live like this for more than 7 days is quite scary. In my week I was quite lucky, I had a full fridge and freezer, an aunt who fed me for a day and people at work who gave me snacks.
No dependants, good income of which a nice chunk is disposable. I can usually spend and do what I want. Not last week for sure with on average £7 a day to live on.
Paula our Director of Client Advice has also taken on the SSP challenge,See how her week shaped up!
Amanda Curwood our Head of tactical projects took on the challenge of living off of Statutory Sick Pay for a week.Amanda tells us how she got on...
A life list; it’s more of a positive spin on the traditional bucket list. We are reminded constantly to live! To enjoy everything no matter how big or small! The main goal to experience life to its fullest.
New Year, new read? Though fitness is so often cited as the go-to New Year’s Resolution, we’ve pulled together a collection of books to help kick your brain into shape come 2017.
LifeSearch's money writer, Sam, looks at the main talking points that will affect your family finances after the Autumn Statement.
'Tis the season to lose all fitness motivation.It seems like overnight we’ve gone from BBQ’s to brollies, from swimsuits to scarves.
Save some cash and spot the best deals in town, with our money saving apps guide.
If there's one question that can stop you in your tracks and make you think. It's this one.
Halloween is officially behind us for another year and that can only mean one thing! Christmas Shopping! Here's handy overview of this year’s must-have gadgets.
Unique easy DIY costumes for Halloween, an extra bonus is that these costumes are super easy to make and won’t break the bank either.
Winter's approaching bringing mulled wine, mittens and Christmas cheer. But, with the temperature falling, it can also bring huge gas and electricity bills.
It’s been described as revolutionary, mind-blowing and at times, a little nauseating, but what exactly is virtual reality? And can the technology triumph anew?
We’ve put together a handy guide designed to spotlight the latest and arguably greatest shows. So boil the kettle, pull up a chair. Let’s get to it.
A few simple steps plus a handful of money saving tips that can help to keep student debts under control.
with all the new kit for school potentially costing hundreds of pounds, it pays to do your homework before you hit the shops.
We take a look at the best of the best box sets for your streaming pleasure.
Which applications are worthy of your attention and, in some cases, hard-earned cash?
Parents! Stop! Step away from the bin and make use of these Lego life hacks
Finding the best deal when doing your weekly food shop is never the easiest of tasks; you're either torn between the supermarket wars or bashing away the BOGOF banners!
Here are five things most of us never knew these small pieces of tech that sit in our pockets every day do!It’s like living in in a science fiction movie. Well sort of!
Now that the kids are off school and the weather isn't exactly reliable check out our top choices on Netflix to hopefully make "I'm bored!" a thing of the past over the summer holidays.
LifeSearch has won 'Best Protection Adviser' for the 12th time, at the prestigious Money Marketing Awards, 2016.
Which? argues that the one protection policy every working adult in the UK should consider is the very one most of us don't have - income protection.
Like horse racing, find out which odds are the favourable bet when it comes to sorting your protection.
This article has us humming the clash 'should I stay or should I go'! Find out a little more about the big EU vote, with our impartial 'heads-up'.
It was a bit of a mixed bag when Chancellor George Osborne announced the details of his eighth Budget. Learn about the key points and what they mean to you:
Get fit. Stay fit. Make fitness fun, stay healthy and it will do wonders for you.
Have you jumped on the 'wearable' band wagon yet? Ricky Butler gives you his lowdown on the top wearables right now.
Andy Leeks talks about the imortance of wills, and the weirdest wills you'll ever read about.
With internet safety a major concern for most parents, and their ever tech-savvy children. Give them this short list of rules to live by whilst online.
If money is tight, why not cook this Valentine’s Day. Check out these simple recipes to woo your loved one beyond belief. Time to bring that A Game.
Handing over a life insurance policy on Valentine's Day might not initially seem as romantic as red roses or chocolates, but it's a gift that could last much, much longer and prove to be considerably more valuable.
Searching for your dream home? Read our guide to moving first, it could save you thousands.
Whether they're six weeks old, six years old or sixteen, protecting your children is your number one priority.
Death has always been something of a taboo for the Great British public. But with the cost of a funeral set to top £7,000 in the next five years, it could be time to ditch this taboo and start planning ahead.
What would you do if you lost your job or were off sick for a long period of time? Not everyone has an endless bank balance. Find out what you could be entitled to, and what else you could do.
Managing the family finances is about priorities and compromise, things you want often give way to things you need. But if you sit back and think about it, do you always get the balance right?
Get smarter with your grocery shopping, and save some dough!
Whether your finances are suffering from a post-Christmas hangover or you'd just like to be a bit more financially secure - and richer - in 2016, it could be worth investing a little time into a money workout.
Want to keep fit but can't afford it? - it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg!
What financial products and priorities would you address if you received a £10K windfall?
Nothing on the box that tickles your fancy this festive holiday? Why not try one of these old school choices.
Check out our last minute, home made Christmas gift ideas, that will not break the bank!
As there are some massive differences between the policies on offer, it pays to understand what's what when it comes to covering your income.
Figures from YouGov show that last year, the average household spent £821 on Christmas. But, there are ways you can cut back on your spending without turning into Scrooge.
The mighty www.thetruantsuk.com went to Mexico and continued on their way to £2million raised for their 3 charities. This is Tom's (our CEO) 'too long' write up full of in-jokes and names you might not know, but the first bit will give you the idea.
Don't just think outside the box, think like the box?
LifeSearch's Terry, doting Dad of a 3 year old, gives the low-down on this years must have toys.
Wow the neighbours this Halloween, with these pumpkin carving tips and ideas.
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 is making it much easier to know where you stand if you have a problem with something you purchase.
LifeSearch's Phillip Pulling talks about the reasons why you should put your policy into a trust.
Beware of the concequences of not planning ahead. We look at the true value of a loved one.
Save trips to the tip and be house-proud by upcycling. It's all the rage you know!
Off to uni this autumn? Don't leave home without checking out our guide to student money - it could save you thousands.
Our attitude to money is shaped by the time we reach age seven. Check out our blog to find out how you can teach your kids good money management skills.
No matter how fit and healthy you are, chances are you'll wake up one morning feeling grim. But while few of us would think twice about calling in sick and heading back to bed, if you're too ill to work, it's important to know your rights.
Summer holidays mean the usual parents' problem of how to keep the kids entertained. Read more for some garden inspiration.
No matter whether you want to ensure that you home is safe from intruders or whether you want to make it safe for those who live inside, our top 10 ways to make your home safer is sure to provide you with some quick tips to make a change for the better
Keeping the kids entertained this summer could cost a small fortune. But not necessarily.
Careful budgeting, home cooking and even taking your own treats to the cinema are three of the most popular money-saving tips, according to research compiled by GoCompare.com.
Chancellor George Osborne's first budget for the Conservative government was full of talk of boosting productivity and rewarding working people. But, for most people, the big question was how the changes would affect their finances.
Being in good health is not only good for your lifestyle, it can also benefit your pocket too.
By the time your child turns 18, you could have spent £154,440 on raising them. Find out more in our Mum's the word article #FamilyMatters
Do you want The Treasury to receive your estate when you die? Check out how to avoid it here.
Are you a responsible parent? Check out our new parents' guide to protecting your little one.
Some easy to follow tips on how to secure your family's financial future
Productivity is a measure of how much you accomplish – not how busy you are. Read Ricky Butler’s 4 top tips on how to be more productive.
It’s easy to get into the habit of being a couch slouch. Read our handy blog on getting from couch to 10k in no time at all.
Billions of pounds of benefits go unclaimed every year. Read this to see if you're missing out.
Worried an elderly relative is struggling to look after themselves? Read our guide to planning for care.
How much do you spend on childcare? Find out how your costs stack up, and how you can save money.
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