Managing Money

Maternity Pay: 7 Easy Ways to Make Your Money Go Further

Maternity Pay: 7 Easy Ways to Make Your Money Go Further

Maternity leave is meant to be a stressful time that you can spend with your new addition without the stresses of life getting in the way. Unfortunately, nowadays, this just isn’t realistic. Most of us mums have to think a good 6 months ahead before […]

£1 a Head Family Meals: Recipes That Will Keep Your Food Bill in Check

£1 a Head Family Meals: Recipes That Will Keep Your Food Bill in Check

If you’re trying to cook on a budget and are looking for cheap, quick and easy meals to feed the family, that are under £1 a head, then this is for you. Before the kids, it never even crossed my mind to eat on a […]

How I can Afford to be a Stay at Home Mum

How I can Afford to be a Stay at Home Mum

No, I’m not rich, and I do work, just possibly not the same way you do. Spurred on by my good friend Emma Reed, who recently wrote a piece about how she can afford to be at home, I thought I’d add mine too. Not […]

7 Bargain Teachers Gifts that say “Thank You” Without Breaking the Bank

7 Bargain Teachers Gifts that say “Thank You” Without Breaking the Bank

It’s that time of year again when you feel like you need to show your love to your kid’s teacher for all the amazing things they’ve had to put up with this year. Now, whatever aisle you fall down (gift or no gift), I generally […]

30 Hours of Free Childcare Explained: Do You Qualify?

30 Hours of Free Childcare Explained: Do You Qualify?

Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past year, you would have heard about the 30 hours of free childcare being rolled out by the Government across England this year, and you can now pre-register. Currently, all 3 and 4-year-olds are eligible for 570 […]

Do We Really Spend Less on Father’s Day than Mother’s Day?

Do We Really Spend Less on Father’s Day than Mother’s Day?

So like the rest of Great Britain, you probably bought your dad a card and pressie for Father’s Day, but did you spend the same amount as you did on Mother’s Day? While sales still rose, nothing compared to the bump shops get on Mother’s […]

7 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money

7 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money

From saving up pocket money to receiving their student loan, it’s more important than ever for our kids to grasp the concept of money. I recently read an article that said that eight out of ten parents think it’s important to ensure their kids know […]

7 Ingenious Ways to Avoid Going Broke as a Wedding Guest

7 Ingenious Ways to Avoid Going Broke as a Wedding Guest

Summer. The season of sun, sea, sand and err….. weddings apparently. Anyone else see that wedding invitation as a big fat invoice hanging over your head? I’m all for celebrating love and what not, but if you’re part of the wedding party especially, then costs […]

7 Ways to Celebrate 7 Years – The Savvy Way

7 Ways to Celebrate 7 Years – The Savvy Way

Today is my 7th wedding anniversary! At the risk of sounding like a cliché, I don’t know where the time has gone nor can I belive what we have done in that time. 4 pregnancies, 2 beautiful girls, 2 houses (not both at once), 4 […]

The Proof is in the Pudding: Healthy Food Really is More Expensive

The Proof is in the Pudding: Healthy Food Really is More Expensive

We’ve all heard the cliché right? That to eat healthily you need to spend big. Turns out, it’s not quite a cliché after all. Eating right really does cost you more. So when the IEA recently realized a document stating that eating healthy is cheaper compared […]