4 financial things to consider when buying a home

Saving for a house is a big challenge, and it still takes people ages to save up enough for a deposit for their first home. Help To Buy and 95% mortgages help, but with house prices rising, you’re still going to need a large deposit to stand a chance of getting on the ladder. After years of saving, finally having…

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6 ways to save and make money this Christmas

Christmas is sneaking up on us, and as we fast approach the beginning of December, many parents will have their minds solely focused on the month ahead and what that may mean for their finances. December is traditionally an expensive month. You have Christmas, of course, but there is everything else that goes along with it. The days out or…

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How Your Kids Can Help Your Family Save Money

When you’re a kid, you view your parents as an unlimited source of money. You ask them for everything, and expect your parents to oblige, within reason. Now as an adult with your kids, you realise just how awful it must have been for your parents always to hear you going on and on about getting a new toy or…

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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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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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Easy money sharing with Leetchi

Now that I’m in my 30’s when it comes to friends birthdays my friendship group tend to club together to get the birthday boy/girl a more expensive gift. Something that they either want or will actually use rather than lots of little presents that they don’t necessarily need. This works well because everyone is happy that they are getting/given something,…

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