Articles in Family

25/08/2016

Back to school saving tips

Packing them off back to school needn’t cost you an arm and a leg if you shop sensibly.

 Understanding your cat

22/04/2016

Understanding your cat

Do you know what your cat is trying to tell you? Is it feeling playful, loving, or just showing off? Have a look at our animated guide to find out.

Flying with children

22/04/2016

Flying with children

If you're going on holiday with children this year, have you thought about how to keep them happy and entertained on the journey?

How to slash the cost of being a wedding guest

16/03/2016

How to slash the cost of being a wedding guest

The average guest spends £448 attending a wedding, with an extra £150 if they go to the hen or stag do. We share some budget ways to save on wedding gifts, outfits and travel (without offending the bride!)

Spring family fun that won't break the bank

16/03/2016

Spring family fun that won't break the bank

Secret shopping guru Penny Golightly's five fab ways to have family fun without spending a fortune this spring

Secret money tips from mother to daughter

16/03/2016

Secret money tips from mother to daughter

Writer Cherry Casey finds out if mum's really the word when it comes to managing the family finances.

Family Finance Report

10/02/2016

Family Finance Report

Welcome to the first Family Finance Report from Sainsbury's Bank.

The perfect winter emergency car kit

09/11/2015

The perfect winter emergency car kit

With winter on its way, you need to be prepared when out driving. Candace Gerlach from Green Flag breakdown gives her essentials to pack in your car to see you through any emergency this winter.

Save money by going abroad for Christmas

19/10/2015

Save money by going abroad for Christmas

Last Christmas Johanna Payton travelled to Tenerife with her husband Matthew Swan and son Eliott, and discovered it was both a cost-effective move and fun for the whole family.

Pet photo competition

01/09/2015

Pet photo competition

The competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.

Visual guide to car maintenance basics

05/08/2015

Visual guide to car maintenance basics

Unsure of how to keep your car legal and in good condition? Our car maintenance guide covers the basics, like checking the battery and tyre pressure.

Visual guide to buying a new car

20/07/2015

Visual guide to buying a new car

In the market for a new car? Our buying a new car guide looks at electric and hybrid options, how to research and find the right car for you.

Visual guide to buying a used car

20/07/2015

Visual guide to buying a used car

Thinking of purchasing a used car? Our guide to buying a used car provides information on what to consider, where to buy and test driving tips.

Alternative summer camps for kids - from coding to Cornwall

05/05/2015

Alternative summer camps for kids - from coding to Cornwall

Here are three of our favourite summer holiday camps

Wedding Spending 2014 Revealed

13/02/2015

Wedding Spending 2014 Revealed

Ever wondered how much the average couple spent on their wedding in 2014? Read our guide to find out what their top 10 expenses were, and more.

Choosing a family car

29/01/2015

Choosing a family car

Before being wooed by an eye-candy car, it's vital to think about whether it will fit well into your life and the kind of journeys you need it for.

Room regeneration

29/01/2015

Room regeneration

Interiors stylist Anna Tobin suggests ways to give an old room a new purpose.

Keeping a child-friendly grown-up home

29/01/2015

Keeping a child-friendly grown-up home

Anna Tobin shows you how to ensure that your family home always looks stylish, no matter how many toys you have strewn about.

Saving money when Christmas shopping

26/11/2014

Saving money when Christmas shopping

Esther Shaw suggests some simple ways to keep costs down this Christmas.

Food shopping for less

26/11/2014

Food shopping for less

Esther Shaw suggests some simple ways to can save money on your food shopping.

Children’s money saving chart

22/10/2014

Children's money saving chart

Use our money-saving dragon to encourage your child to start saving.

Top tips for a stress-free Christmas dinner

20/10/2014

Top tips for a stress-free Christmas dinner

Everyone wants to have a glorious Christmas dinner. Not everyone, however, has the time to pull out all the stops. Rachel Ogden offers her top tips for creating the perfect Christmas spread, without the added hassle

The Perfect Night In - Prize Draw

15/10/2014

The Perfect Night In - Prize Draw

Your chance to win the ultimate perfect night in package with a 40" HDTV, £250 of Sainsbury's vouchers and a top 10 DVD selection.

Build a bottle bird feeder

15/08/2014

Build a bottle bird feeder

Building a bird feeder can be quick and easy when you know how. Follow our simple step-by-step guide.

A dog-friendly home

13/08/2014

A dog-friendly home

Did you know that some household items like certain plants and foods are toxic to dogs? We have put together tips on keeping your dog safe at home.

Top cat-friendly holiday accommodation in the UK

31/07/2014

Top cat-friendly holiday accommodation in the UK

A few of our favourite options for cat friendly accommodation in the UK.

Kerry’s story

29/07/2014

Kerry's story

Kerry Barber shares her story of pet adoption.

Kerry’s greyhounds

29/07/2014

Kerry's greyhounds

Kerry tell us more about her three adopted greyhounds.

Dog Exercise Tips

04/06/2014

Dog Exercise Tips

Looking for fun and unusual ways to exercise your four-legged friend? Take a look at this infographic for intriguing dog exercise tips.

Guide to proposals

04/04/2014

Guide to proposals

Find the secrets behind picking the perfect ring and planning the dream proposal.

Creating your own Christmas decorations

18/12/2013

Creating your own Christmas decorations

Creating homemade Christmas decorations and ornaments is not only a great way to save money, but also an excellent chance to get the kids involved in preparing for the festive season.

Top helmet covers for the ski season

09/12/2013

Top helmet covers for the ski season

The winter sports season has begun and many of us will take to the slopes with skis, snowboards and sledges, and try to out-do each other with the best winter hat.

Adding festive spirit to your finances

14/11/2013

Adding festive spirit to your finances

Tis the season to be jolly. But how happy are you about your finances?

Where are Brits headed on holiday?

11/11/2013

Where are Brits headed on holiday?

Brits love to travel, from simple European camping trips to embarking on life-changing religious pilgrimages.

Staying safe on bonfire night

28/10/2013

Staying safe on bonfire night

Bonfire Night brings together millions of people across the UK in this time-honoured annual tradition, but make sure you remember it for the right reasons.

Christmas gift ideas for hard-to-buy-for relatives

23/10/2013

Christmas gift ideas for hard-to-buy-for relatives

What to buy for that awkward auntie or difficult dad? Esther Shaw has a few ideas up her sleeve.

18 then and now

21/08/2013

18 then and now

How much was a pint of milk when you were 18? See how much basic living costs have changed since you were a student, with our interactive calculator.

Baby blog reviews

02/08/2013

Baby blog reviews

Here are some great baby blogs we've enjoyed reading this year:

10 dog-friendly hotels in the UK

25/07/2013

10 dog-friendly hotels in the UK

The beauty of holidaying at home is that you can take your faithful friend along with you.

Tips for entertaining outdoors

24/07/2013

Tips for entertaining outdoors

A few simple touches can turn your garden into the perfect space for elegant al fresco evenings.

On the road: five must-see museums

23/07/2013

On the road: five must-see museums

If you are mapping out your road trip to Europe this summer, here is our guide to the best museums to see en route.

Make the most of a long weekend

08/07/2013

Make the most of a long weekend

Find out how to plan a great value weekend away.

Crafty family blog reviews

28/06/2013

Crafty family blog reviews

Here are some great crafty blogs we've enjoyed reading this year:

2013 Family blog reviews

29/05/2013

2013 Family blog reviews

Here are some great family blogs we've enjoyed reading this year:

Keeping the kids entertained in the holidays

29/04/2013

Keeping the kids entertained in the holidays

Six weeks, 42 days or 1008 hours.

Common pet insurance claims

09/04/2013

Common pet insurance claims

We take a look at the most common reasons for pet insurance claims.

What’s the bunny got to do with Easter?

27/03/2013

What's the bunny got to do with Easter?

We explore the connection between bunnies and Easter.

Taxi of Mum and Dad cost calculator

21/03/2013

Taxi of Mum and Dad cost calculator

Have you ever wondered how much time you spend being your kids very own taxi service?

Types of life insurance cover

06/03/2013

Types of life insurance cover

Find out more about the different kinds of protection...

Red Nose Day Fundraising Ideas

05/03/2013

Red Nose Day Fundraising Ideas

Here are some ideas on how you can 'do something funny for money' on Red Nose Day.

Animal magic

16/02/2013

Animal magic

A furry friend can boost your wellbeing...

Winter dog walks in the UK

13/02/2013

Winter dog walks in the UK

Find some great walks near you...

FAQ on the EU Gender Directive

30/01/2013

FAQ on the EU Gender Directive

Find out more about the impact on insurance premiums...

Money saving tips: family activities for winter

29/11/2012

Money saving tips: family activities for winter

With the winter nights approaching we share some money saving ideas to entertain the whole family when Jack Frost bites.

Money saving tips: festive family activities

27/11/2012

Money saving tips: festive family activities

We've created a list of money saving ideas for festive family fun.

2012 Family blog reviews

23/11/2012

2012 Family blog reviews

Here are some great family blogs we've enjoyed reading lately:

Saving with children

23/11/2012

Saving with children

"You must have all the money in the world, Dad. Look at me, I've got 5p, I'm rich."

Planning for a new dog

20/11/2012

Planning for a new dog

Next to a new child, there are few things in life that challenge and reward us than a new dog.

What we've been up to

16/11/2012

What we've been up to

Here's the latest news from our community of busy bloggers:

Fantastic family blogs

16/11/2012

Fantastic family blogs

Our full list of fantastic family blogs:

Festive rail travel

16/11/2012

Festive rail travel

Blogger Network member Sylvie shares with us her favourite way to travel...

Keeping costs under control with a new baby

06/11/2012

Keeping costs under control with a new baby

Blogger Network member, Helen Neale, shares her tips on how to budget for a new baby...

Down boy

30/08/2012

Down boy

Even the most well-behaved dog can sometimes play up, but how do you bring it to heel? Money Matters contributor Robert Nurden asks the experts for some suggestions...

Room to grow

28/08/2012

Room to grow

There are lots of reasons to move house but Money Matters contributor Kate Burt explains why improving your current home can be the perfect solution...

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