What do families spend their money on? Average weekly household spending in the UK.
Cost of a child
The cost of raising a child continues to climb each year and is putting pressure on family budgets.
The cost of having a child is now endless if you are a Spanish parent
A court case means that Spanish parents have to support their children even when they have grown up and left home.
People are taking advantage of offers, cheaper brands and planning ahead to save money on food
Feeling the squeeze
Parents are finding it hard to cope with financial pressures
We overspend when we are out with friends because we don't want to look mean - so we end up in 'social debt'.
Generation Y Not?
Going out to eat and drink is considered a lifestyle, not a luxury, for Generation Y
The way we measure inflation has changed over time. A look back shows us how we used to live.