Saving Money

Food Waste: Date Labels. What Does It All Mean?

Food Waste: Date Labels. What Does It All Mean?

Anyone else get really confused when it comes to food labels? Knowing the difference between best-before, display date or the general look of food could have you throwing away perfectly good groceries. Anti-waste charity Wrap recently reported that small changes in labeling could help reduce […]

How to Stop Spending Money You Just Don’t Have: A Parents Guide

How to Stop Spending Money You Just Don’t Have: A Parents Guide

Sometimes, just telling yourself to stop spending doesn’t work. It may now be a habit, a distresser or your funny way of showing the kids you care. Whatever your reasons, it’s now time to stop and tackle your inner spending monster head on, right now, […]

Retirement: Be a Mum and Still Receive a £20,000 Pension

Retirement: Be a Mum and Still Receive a £20,000 Pension

Those of us parents who gave up work or reduced our hours to fit round the kids are less likely to be saving for retirement, unlike our full time working counterparts. Now, keep in mind that i’m no pensions expert, and of course, you should […]

Car Insurance: 7 Secrets To Saving Money

Car Insurance: 7 Secrets To Saving Money

You’ve probably felt the pinch already, but with car insurance premiums at their highest level, and set to rise further, it’s now been estimated that the average policy costs a staggering £462. We’ve all seen the headlines recently. More rises are coming and are predicted […]

Cheap and Easy Pancakes: A Treat for Just 86p 

Cheap and Easy Pancakes: A Treat for Just 86p 

Pancakes are a huge hit in my house, especially covered in a chocolate spread or golden syrup. These pancakes are the easiest to make, come in under a pound and can serve 12, or 4 hungry mouths. A perfect frugal treat for any family living on a […]

A Beginners Guide to Wombling: Get This Weeks Food Shop for Free 

A Beginners Guide to Wombling: Get This Weeks Food Shop for Free 

If you’re a savvy shopper like me, then you’ve probably seen the word wombling, but have no clue what it means. Well like it’s namesake the Wombles, it’s all about picking up unused receipts and cashing them in. But how? Wombling is all about picking […]

Teaching Your Toddler About Money: The Savvy Way

Teaching Your Toddler About Money: The Savvy Way

Money seems to be stretched more and more these days and the earlier we can get our children thinking about the value of money the easier they will find saving. There are two important parts to saving, having an idea of the value of money […]

How To Do a Weekly Shop For Just £18

How To Do a Weekly Shop For Just £18

I’m a girl on a budget, and some weeks, only have £20 left over for the food shop. Feeding a family of four is expensive, but it’s not impossible to get the weekly shop cheap, or down to just £18. I like to think of […]

Saving for Your Children – Which Account is Best?

Saving for Your Children – Which Account is Best?

Since the credit crunch in 2008 we seem to be in a permanent state of having to save with very poor interest rates. This has meant that we need our money to work harder when we do have some to save. When I was younger […]

How to Cut Your Family Food Bill in Half and Still Eat Right

How to Cut Your Family Food Bill in Half and Still Eat Right

Line up the bills, and after your mortgage, the family food shop is probably one of your biggest outlays. But don’t panic, there are plenty of ways to cut down your family weekly shop, while still enjoying the food you love. Here’s what we do as a […]