As 2019 moves into full swing, a big priority for every household should be to get their finances into the best possible shape.
Away from the noise of Brexit drama and market turmoil, a fascinating study on attitudes to retirement in the UK was carried out this week by Rathbones Investment Management.
Budgets never take place within a political vacuum, but it is difficult to recall a Chancellor taking to the despatch box in an atmosphere as febrile as the one Philip Hammond will on Monday.
A hot topic among homeowners and prospective buyers is that of stamp duty. Very few taxes are popular with the general public, but this one in particular has proved to be a source of controversy.
Despite a lot of bluster in the months leading up to it, the recent decision by the Bank of England to hold base rates at 0.5 per cent was no surprise given the string of underwhelming economic data that emerged in the days prior to the announcement.
Basking in the sun this past bank holiday weekend, it felt like summer had finally arrived. It's thus only natural to look ahead to the coming months, and the holidays that lie in store.