Nearly four in ten parents are concerned about not having enough money put aside. Over half of parents will set out a budget for 2014.
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Tax credits are payments from the government. If you’re responsible for at least one child or young person who normally lives with you, you may qualify for Child Tax Credit. If you work, but earn low wages, you may qualify for Working Tax Credit
Parents clock up the equivalent of £32bn per year in taxi fares, ferrying their kids around.
Parents spend far more on grown up kids then they expected they would need to during the childhood years.
Many children could be handed large nest eggs by their grandparents.
Summer holidays will cost £330 per family, according to a survey.
More would stop dental health insurance than pet insurance during a recession.
Having kids is expensive. Claire Preston looks at budgeting for babies and beyond.