Tips, guides and tools for smart budgeting and money saving

Jess Neale

Pirate craft on a budget

I’d like to start by introducing the little ones in my life.  The Bobs, or more specifically Big Bob, my eldest nephew who loves...
Annie Joubert

Extra lessons for kids – a necessary expense?

Our village or small town (this is a bone of contention which I’ll cover in another blog – facilities-wise it’s a village, population-wise it’s...
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How to use credit cards

Few of us have survived having a family without being stung by bank charges at some point. But there are ways to use...
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Five steps to an affordable social life

If you’re a parent on a budget, you may feel your social life is a luxury of the past.  But with a little creative...
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How to budget

Looking after the family budget is often something we muddle through. We don’t have time, and it’s confusing. We mean to save, but things...
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Life insurance basics

It can be hard keeping up with the pace of life in the present, without dwelling on the “what if…” scenarios. But some planning...
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Your guide to insuring school costs

School fees and costs can add up, and if something were to happen to you or your partner, an education cover insurance policy can...
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Top tips to save money

Little changes can make a big difference when it comes to saving; they can really add up. Let’s see what could be saved in...
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Stop the money stress and take control!

Are money worries getting you down?  Do you wonder how you can manage the family budget and still afford treats for you and the...
Sue Hayward

Do you take your children out of school for cheap holidays?

Half term’s on the horizon and I’m checking holiday flights in the hope of catching some Autumn sun.  But the prices are beyond sky...
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