Blog takeover: Ways to Save Money as Parents

As I’m still away I have another post from a fellow blogger to share today, Jon. He runs The Money Shed which is the UKs largest community website dedicated to earning money from home so is ideal for any stay at home (or not!) parent who wants to earn some extra money! Kids are expensive, no shock there! It doesn’t matter…

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Money: Saving for your kids future

Sam and I have been thinking about ways we can ensure a happy and hopefully prosperous future for our children. Although our income isn’t as high as it was when I was working full time in hospitality management we still know how important it is to keep some money aside for the future of Athena and Arlo, to ensure that…

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5 Ways to Improve your Finances

Working for yourself is a tricky business, especially when you do the sort of job like blogging that is uncertain in terms of work load and income! I’m lucky in that I have another steady freelance income but I really do need the two to make any sort of living! We want to try and buy a bigger home when…

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Five money saving tips to help you save on everyday essentials

Saving money consistently provides great satisfaction for most people, especially when it only takes a few simple steps to do so. Little changes here, shopping differently there, and planning a little at the start of the week can all reap dividends and massive bonuses when you look at your bank balance later. With this in mind, here are five quick…

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Frugal tips: 5 ways to fill A Penny Jar

One of the best things I ever did for my finances was start a penny jar. Okay, so… I know that sounds really dramatic… but hear me out on this one! I can be a super neat freak when it comes to my personal possessions. I keep my handbag and purse immaculate; there is not a stray receipt or food…

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What we plan to do to increase the value of our home

We know this isn’t our ‘forever home’, not only does it not have a garden but although it has three bedrooms we use one as a playroom. Our mortgage is fixed for 5 years so we’re hoping to be in a position to sell this house at a profit and buy something that will be more suited to our family…

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Car troubles – repair or replace?

You might have seen me ranting on social media last week about our car breaking down on the way home from a night away. Thankfully we were both in the car otherwise I’d have had a bit of trouble keeping both kids happy whilst waiting for the RAC man to come and rescue us! As it turned out he had…

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Student loans and your child’s university education

The topic of student loans has been a controversial one of late, especially with plans set to come into place from September whereby prospective students will see the current grant they would normally receive be replaced by a student loan. Understandably, it has caused tremendous outrage across the board, with many believing that university education is becoming increasingly unaffordable. Certainly, as…

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