Occasionally we can find ourselves in a new situation or stage in life which brings different financial challenges.
To help you manage these changes, here’s our selection of guides from The Money Advice Service.
Family and home
- Having a baby
Help with managing your money before, during and after the birth of your baby.
- Maternity and paternity rights
How to claim maternity pay and leave from your employer and rights when returning to work
- Helping your child learn about money
Find out fun ways to raise them to become a money-savvy adult.
- Student and graduate money
Help with preparing your child for student life, including tips on budgeting at college or university.
- Buying a home
Work out your overall buying and moving costs, first time buyer advice, and tips and tools to help you work out what you can afford.
- Divorce and separation
How to manage your money and divide up what you own when divorcing or separating.
Health and bereavement
- Illness and disability
Advice about Personal Independence Payment, disability grants, aids and equipment.
- Care advice and help
Help with choosing the right care services, setting up a power of attorney, and dealing with problems.
- Making a will
Learn how to make and change a will and find out about the different options available.
- When someone dies
How to deal with money after a death, from paying for the funeral to looking after the paperwork.
Work and retirement
Help with making a redundancy plan, benefits you can claim and your legal rights.
- Retirement income basics
Setting a clear retirement income goal and managing your money once you stop working.
Budgeting, debt and benefits
- Debt and borrowing
Taking control of debt, getting free debt advice, and how to borrow affordably.
- Help with your benefits
Getting the right entitlements, where to get support and what to do if your payments are cut.
- Managing your money and budgeting
How to draw up a budget, pay off outstanding debts and even start saving.