Tag: money

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 […]

13 Frugal Things All Parents Should Be Doing Right Now

13 Frugal Things All Parents Should Be Doing Right Now

It’s been well documented recently that to raise a child to 21 costs the average parent over £200,000. Gulp! That may sound unimaginable, but how many of us don’t think twice about buying that book the kids have picked up in Asda or splash out […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Free Apps That Can Earn You Cash Today

7 Free Apps That Can Earn You Cash Today

With very little effort, I’ve found 7 apps that can earn me quick cash by just using my smartphone. Whether it’s by completing surveys, watching videos, secret shopping and sharing photos, these apps can turn your spare time into a goldmine. Receipt Hog This little […]

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 […]

Going Self Employed? Ideas to Keep Your Paperwork in Check

Going Self Employed? Ideas to Keep Your Paperwork in Check

Imagine the freedom. Waking up whenever you want, having regular breaks with no boss to tell you what to do. Most of us dream of going self-employed, but when the reality sets in, you suddenly realise that just running a successful business isn’t enough! There’s […]

Pregnancy Deals: All You’ll Need to Know If You’re Having a Baby

Pregnancy Deals: All You’ll Need to Know If You’re Having a Baby

Having a baby will certainly pull on the purse strings, but there are so many deals and vouchers out there that could help you save money from the get go! Parenting Clubs Boots: Signing up to Boots Parenting Club gets you ten points for every […]

How to Make Cash as a Stay at Home Parent

How to Make Cash as a Stay at Home Parent

Yep, I’m one of the bums that the government says should be back in work and clocking the nine to five. The reason I’m not? Nine to five just isn’t going to work for me. I tried it after The Kid was born. I went […]

Designing my Dream Child Friendly Home

Designing my Dream Child Friendly Home

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about my home, how useful is it? Or put another way, how fit for purpose is it? Yes, it keeps us dry and warm but with two children, a cat and a husband, whose hobby requires a lot […]