Saving Money

Travelling on the Cheap – Is it Even Possible?

Travelling on the Cheap – Is it Even Possible?

It’s nearly the summer holidays, which means we all need to find things to do with our children. I am not one of those who dread holiday times. I actually love going out as a family but travel costs often prevent us going very far. […]

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 […]

70 Wines, 1 Goal – Finding the Best, Affordable Wine!

70 Wines, 1 Goal – Finding the Best, Affordable Wine!

Last Friday, Laura and I went off to London to taste wine for the Co-op. When Co-op invited us we jumped at the chance. We are always on the lookout for deals and never say no to a glass or wine so this was the […]

The Penny Challenge – Is it worth it?

The Penny Challenge – Is it worth it?

I am always looking for any ‘get rich quick’ schemes that actually work. Unfortunately, there is no such thing. But I have found several ways that help you save money without really noticing it. Things like skimming are great, as I find I don’t really […]

Games to Play With Your Kids Inside – For Free!

Games to Play With Your Kids Inside – For Free!

Summer’s coming and that means good weather right! Not in the UK! As a mum of two I need just as many inside games for the summer months as for the winter. The problem is that inside games become boring quickly or cost a small […]

7 Free Apps Your Toddler Will Love: All Without in App Purchases!

7 Free Apps Your Toddler Will Love: All Without in App Purchases!

One of the first things I promised myself as a new mum was that my children would never be sat in front of a tablet or smart phone. How little did I know about reality! Not only have I found my phone useful for changing […]

Paultons Park Season Pass – Economical or Excessive?

Paultons Park Season Pass – Economical or Excessive?

We all love the feeling of going out for a day’s entertainment for free. I am from Southampton and around us there are various places which are completely free and provide a great day out. However, we have exhausted them and I am now looking […]

Bank Account Skimming: An Easy Way to Save For your Next Family Holiday

Bank Account Skimming: An Easy Way to Save For your Next Family Holiday

Before I found skimming, I just assumed that saving a lump sum every month was the best way to save. It’s not. We really wanted a family holiday, but with four mouths to feed and only one full-time wage, money is very tight. But this […]

Best Buys for Little Birthdays – For All Those Friends Your Toddler Has!

Best Buys for Little Birthdays – For All Those Friends Your Toddler Has!

Since becoming a mum I have been lucky enough to make some great mummy friends, but with mummy friends comes lots of little birthday’s to remember and to buy presents for. Yes we all know we don’t have to buy presents but when they have […]