Money Matters


How to ask for a pay rise

Asking for a pay rise can be difficult. And that’s especially true if you suffer from imposter syndrome – that feeling of being a


Wed, 25/05/2022 - 16:48

Three investments every investor should know about

Starting your investing journey can be daunting. There isn't just all the jargon to contend with. There's also the question of investment types. Shares, funds,...

Tue, 17/05/2022 - 08:56

How many funds should I invest in?

One of the most common questions new investors ask is: ‘how many funds should I own?’ It’s a question that was posed to us...

Fri, 22/04/2022 - 12:11

Why investing early could make you £3,000 richer

There’s nothing like a deadline to spur us into action. That’s why so many investors find themselves opening ISAs in the final few days of...

Thu, 07/04/2022 - 10:59

I wish I hadn't helped create the myth that it's easy for women to have it all

Helena Morrissey, chair of AJ Bell and a Money Matters supporter, has had a stratospheric career. A former CEO of a fund management group, she...

Tue, 29/03/2022 - 10:57

How to make your child a millionaire – or just start investing for them

Tax year end is approaching. So it’s a good time to do a mini financial audit, and maybe tick off some of those tasks on...

Fri, 04/03/2022 - 17:11

What’s the marriage allowance, and should I claim it?

You may have heard of a little-known tax break called the Marriage Allowance. If you qualify, it essentially gives you up to £1,220 of...

Fri, 04/03/2022 - 17:07

Why does childcare cost so much, and how can I make it cheaper?

Anyone who relies on childcare will know how expensive it is – a recent study found that a third of parents pay more for their...

Fri, 11/02/2022 - 15:42

What I learnt from maternity leave – and how you can benefit from my mistakes

I’ve got some breaking news for you: babies are expensive. But the real expense of having a baby isn’t the endless supply of nappies, or...

Fri, 11/02/2022 - 13:19

New year, new start: your January financial checklist

Most New Year’s resolutions are lucky to last a week or two. But the cold, dark nights of January – when the social calendar is...

Fri, 14/01/2022 - 17:40

My divorce made me realise how financially exposed I was

We speak to a Money Matters subscriber about her experience of divorce, and the financial challenges it posed.

Relationships often involve shared finances. This can...

Thu, 13/01/2022 - 17:40

How to have a financially fair divorce

January has the dubious honour of being ‘divorce month’. In fact, the first working Monday after the new year is often dubbed ‘divorce day’ –...

Thu, 13/01/2022 - 17:24

Why men have bigger pensions than women… and what women can do about it

It’s a fact that women, on average, build up much smaller pensions over their working lives than men. According to Money Matters research, the...

Thu, 09/12/2021 - 14:25

‘How I made £5,000 in three years’ – and other successful female investor stories

For many people, starting to invest can feel like a daunting thing. Where do you start, and how do you pick what to invest in?...

Mon, 29/11/2021 - 15:12

How to avoid the career break pension drain

One of the biggest contributors to the overall gender investment gap is pension size. The main reason behind that? The impact that taking a career...

Tue, 16/11/2021 - 13:51