How to have a baby on a budget

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 …

Should you give your children pocket money

Should you give your children pocket money?

My children are starting to get to that age now where they often want to buy things or ask for money, and we’ve been thinking about when it’s appropriate to start giving pocket money. There are so many things to think about though! What age to start giving it? How much should they get? Do …

How to have a debt free Christmas

How to have a debt free Christmas

I know, it feels like way to early to even be mentioning the C-word yet, but Christmas has this tendency to sneak up on you fast! For a lot of people Christmas can be an expensive time of year, with extra money spent on things like food and drink, travelling to see relatives and of …

Brexit and the implications for households

Preparing for a hard Brexit: What are the potential implications for your household?

All over the news at the moment is Brexit, and the potential effect it will have on the economy, immigration, and the country as a whole. What’s harder to figure out though, is what that actually means for the average family household. Regardless of whether you’re a Leaver or a Remainer, if recent reports are …

Eat well on a budget

5 steps to eat well on a budget

Living frugally and trying to save money usually involves making cuts to our budget, and can often mean making changes in how we spend money on food. But living (and eating!) on a budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on having good, tasty meals. The post below is written by Araminta from Financially Mint, sharing …

Insurance, do you really need it?

Do you really need insurance?

Homes, cars, travel, contents, accessories, appliances, mobiles….there are so many insurance options you could take out, but what insurance do you really need? Insurance is one of those things where you can sometimes feel like you’re just throwing money away without ever getting anything in return, and it can make you reluctant to want to …

How to save money meal planning

Meal planning is one of the easiest and most effective ways to start saving money and reduce your grocery spend. If you’re struggling to make savings or think of ways to free up extra money, meal planning is a great place to start. Put simply, meal planning is just deciding what you’re going to have …

How to get freebies and cashback on your grocery shoppig with supermarket cashback apps

How to get cashback on your grocery shopping

I’ve been using cashback sites for years to earn cashback on my online shopping, but it’s only recently in the last year that I started to use supermarket cashback apps. These are apps that you can use alongside your grocery shopping, in order to make a little bit of  money back. With these and the …

Do you really need a tv licence?

Could you live without your TV licence?

TV Licence fees increased last month from £147 to £150.50 per year. It’s one of those things that a lot of people see as a necessary expense, and that the TV Licensing people make you think you absolutely must have or risk prosecution. But do you really need one? It might be worth considering whether …