The OFT is investigating games and apps that children can download – that may result in huge bills
Many of the popular apps are free to use but offer paid-for games. Some parents have been landed with massive bills.
The Office of Fair Trading has announced it’s to investigate whether the games industry is pressuring or targeting children to download paid for content, by enticing them with a free app. Many app-based games are free to download and often, you can get started on the game for free, but have to pay for new levels or features, such as being able to play the game faster or to win prizes.
Maternity leave and maternity rights; how much are you entitled to?
Having a baby; how much you'll get in maternity pay and how you can prepare.
According to the research by USwitch, mums are getting into debt – either borrowing from friends and family or taking out credit cards and loans – when they’re on maternity leave. For many new mums, the drop in salary means budgets are stretched. So what are your rights when you take maternity leave and how much will you get?
Habits are formed over time. As many women have children later in life we are increasingly used to having and spending money and being able to purchase luxury items from our disposable income. Perhaps a magazine, take out coffee, sandwich deals at lunch time, new dress because we have a night out. We need to learn new habits and a new mantra if we are going to stay out of debt as budgeting parents.