Remember the days when they used to tell us that it was sensible to save - that you'd be rewarded for putting something aside.
The current situation bolts too many families into financial hardship, with high childcare costs meaning that for them working doesn't pay.
Will flood victims get help from utility firms? ITV News spoke to firms about discounted bills when householders can't be in their homes.
What you can claim after a delay or cancellation depends on a number of variants - train company, type of ticket and length of delay.
I've spent the day filming on a flooded street in Egham. In many ways this avenue says all we need to know about the long term issues.
The long-term threat that flooding poses to the UK requires more than an emergency response, it requires a strategic rethink.
Figures received by ITV News suggest any failure to invest money in flood defences and dredging could have been a false economy.
The makers of the tobacco alternative say their devices could help save lives. The problems is that regulations have failed to keep up.
There's been a worrying increase in the number of children who live in homes hit by fuel poverty, according to new figures.
What Justin King told me will serve as a sobering financial warning in the week we were told that the economy is on the mend.