Save money overpaying your mortgage
Family finance, Saving money

How to Save Money in the Long Term by Overpaying on your Mortgage

Getting a mortgage is probably the most significant amount of borrowing that we take on, and although varied depending on the length of the mortgage and the interest applied, the amount that we end up having to pay back is usually vastly more than the amount borrowed. If you have a mortgage, one of the …

Piles of coins
Family finance, Saving money

Saving a house deposit when you’re a family

  Saving for a house deposit is quite a challenge, especially if you have a family and a lot of outgoings. This post is written by Gem, who blogs at and includes some great hints and tips for saving up a house deposit as a family.   We have 4 kids so believe me when I say …

Reverse Advent Calendar
Life and Parenting

Take part in #FoodBankAdvent with a Reverse Advent Calendar

This year I’m joining in with the #FoodBankAdvent campaign run by the UK Money Bloggers, and would love to invite you to join in too. The campaign simply involves collecting a box of items to donate to your local food bank. It’s like a reverse advent calendar – instead of opening a little box and …

£20 note with assorted coins on top
Saving money

Vouchers, Deals, Discounts…Where to Find the Best Bargains

It’s probably clear by now that I love a bargain. If I’m gonna buy something, I very rarely will pay full price, and always look for a discount or deal first. I’ll always check if there’s any cashback available if I’m shopping online, and then I’ll search all over the internet to try and find …

Background of keyboard, white flower and pink candle with text 'Why small businesses need a web presence'
Making money

Why You Need a Web Presence as a Small Business

  In today’s world, it is becoming more and important to have a web presence, even as a small business. This means setting up a virtual version of your business online which could involve creating a website, and potentially social media accounts too. You might think that being a small business you don’t have the …

How to have a baby on a budget
Family finance, Life and Parenting, Saving money

How to save money and have a baby on a budget

Are you expecting a baby or planning to have a baby and wondering if you can afford if and how much it will actually cost? There are plenty of articles and research out there about what the cost of having a baby is, and the cost of raising a child. The problem is they mostly …

make money doing market research surveys
Making money, Surveys

Make money online with Pinecone research

One of the best sites I’ve come across for making money online with surveys is PineCone Research. It’s a consumer research site that pays you to answer market research questions about new products. You can sign up here to get started. The pay a great set fee for every survey you take, and the reward …

Food, Life and Parenting

Creative Halloween Bakes and Party Food Inspiration

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it’d be fun to share a roundup of all the best Halloween bakes! Here are some fun and festive Halloween inspired recipes, from spooky spider cookies, to amazing pumpkin spice cupcakes. If you’re wanting to create some Halloween themed treats check out these brilliant bakes and makes. …