Managing Money

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 […]

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 […]

10 Tips To Help You Budget for Maternity Leave

10 Tips To Help You Budget for Maternity Leave

The week before Christmas I was told I was at risk of redundancy. I was eight weeks pregnant and it was fair to say I panicked. We had already been preparing ourselves for a frugal second half of 2017 as I’d only receive Statutory Maternity […]

Debt-Ridden: How to Get Advice When There’s No End in Sight

Debt-Ridden: How to Get Advice When There’s No End in Sight

Chances are, if you have kids, then you’re probably in some sort of debt. Whether that’s a mortgage, car, preschool fees or just to your local library for book fines. We all have some sort of debt. It’s the hazard of modern day life. My […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

39+ Low-Priced Kitchen Staples Every Family Should Own

39+ Low-Priced Kitchen Staples Every Family Should Own

I know I bang on about kitchen staples a lot, and how having a well-stocked pantry not only gives you the option to swap and change your meal plans around but also means you can whip up a meal on the fly in no time. […]

11+ Cheap Activities to do with Kids in the Easter Holidays

11+ Cheap Activities to do with Kids in the Easter Holidays

It may feel like the kids have just gone back to school, but with Easter just around the corner, be prepared for another two and half weeks of entertaining your little ones. Half terms don’t have to break the bank, though! From cheap days out […]