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 …

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Can Moving Abroad Really Be Inexpensive?

*Collaborative post   One of the most exciting things you can possibly ever do is to emigrate. If you have decided to do this, it is probably because you are keen to either go somewhere specific, or get away from somewhere specific. The reasoning varies hugely from case to case, but whatever the ins and …

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 …

How to make your money go further each month

  Tips to make your monthly money go further There’s nothing quite like pre-payday blues. When you’re getting towards the end of the month and realise you haven’t quite got enough cash to keep you covered, life can be pretty stressful. Living paycheck to paycheck is no way to live, especially when you don’t have …

Frugal and free summer activities

Frugal and free summer activities

With the summer holidays approaching, if you’re anything like me (and it’s only my first year when any of my children have been at school!) you might be starting to wonder how on earth you’re going to keep the children entertained for all those weeks. Having three children, I know that a lot of activities …

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 …