Money Arthur and Joan Foster at a family wedding in 1997

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Does cover for the girls really leave other deals standing?

Specialist firms claim to give female drivers great value. The premiums suggest otherwise, writes Esther Shaw

Education Quandary: 'Why do you have to have a qualification to teach adults?

'Why do you have to have a qualification to teach adults? Won't this simply deter people from sharing their skills?'

Private Investor: It's best to keep pension eggs in many baskets

Not all of us plan on getting divorced, or even married, but most of us assume that we'll make it to retirement. Reflecting on the two personal finance issues of last week - the House of lords ruling on divorce settlement and the White Paper on pensions - I'm personally more interested in the latter than the former. "What does it mean for me?" I'm sure you've been asking as well.

Business Essentials: 'We don't just mind the shop now. Can our workers deliver the goods?'

An old-style shopfitter has upgraded to become a project manager. But it needs to sweet-talk sub-contractors

Case Study: The OAP

'Help on travel and council tax will make real difference'

Money: We're paying the price of living longer

With 70,000 people a year selling their home to meet care costs, Esther Shaw asks how the state intends to avert a crisis

Image is important. But it isn't everything ...

We're none of us getting any younger. In fact, more of us are getting older. A glance at British demographics shows that half the population is now over 40, while 44 per cent fall into the over 50s age group. So, it should, I suppose, be cause for celebration that Twiggy, 55, is clambering back on to the catwalk to front Age Concern's campaign to combat "ageism" in advertising.

It's your funeral, so plan for it

Once we can accept that we won't live forever it's a short step to paying upfront for the big day, writes Stephen Spurdon

Tax trials of the aged

Problems with draconian tax officials are not just reserved for football players and street traders. The tax office is checking up on people who are least likely to be able to cope with it - the elderly.

Health: Age of reason

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