Selling On Ebay: How To Make Even More Money From Every Sale

About twenty years ago Ebay came out of nowhere to become one of the most recognizable brands on the internet. In that time, it’s garnered more than a million professional sellers and is now a major source of employment for people all over the world. For us moms, Ebay is an opportunity: a chance to sell all the stuff we don’t want and make some extra cash. For many of us, it’s been a lifesaver, getting us out of trouble when our finances have been stretched. Making money on eBay is simple, but making a lot of money on the… [Read More]

Sun, Sea, And Savings

Budgeting for a family can be a big stretch. When the purse strings are tight, you probably aren’t even considering the possibility of a family vacation. There just isn’t enough money. Vacations are a huge expense, and although you would love to get away from it all for a week or two, you just can’t afford it can you? Maybe you can. It will take some sacrifice, but for most people, a vacation isn’t completely out of reach. If you want to treat the whole family to a wonderful week away, here are a few ways that you can save… [Read More]

How To Make Money As A Busy Mum

Life as a busy mother can often be pretty tough. Of course, your kids are the world to you and all the hard work is absolutely worth it, but it isn’t always an easy life. A lot of people think that being a stay at home mum isn’t a ‘real’ job but of course nothing could be further from the truth. And very few things are harder work than raising your children! Still, once your kids get a little older, a lot of stay at home mums start to get a little antsy. Having twins means that they play together… [Read More]

How to Tackle Those Everyday Problems in Your Home

Every day homeowners all over the world have to face a host of everyday problems. It may not be the end of the world if they’re not sorted, but they’re annoying all the same — hence why they’re called problems. They may not be life threatening. They may not be all that important in the grand scheme of things. But they do need sorting out and tending to every day otherwise they’ll just continue to grow and grow. Below are a few of the most general problems homeowners face every day as well as a few ways to tackle them…. [Read More]

Finance: The Other Investments

There are many ways you can invest your money in this day and age. But what about the other ones. Those offshoots that you only hear about rarely in hushed circles. Everyone knows about the stock market, and investing in gold. But what about the other stuff? Well, it is out there, and you can make the most of it if you are careful and do your research. Investing is a sure fire way to improve your finances so long as you are careful and do the research. You can lose your money if you don’t. So if you decide… [Read More]

5 Money Saving Tips for Busy Parents

Do you ever find yourself rushing around like a headless chicken trying to complete multiple tasks at the same time? Me too! One of my biggest bugbears is the weekly food shop. One week, I’ll have plenty of time to sit down and go through exactly what we need and more importantly what we don’t need. Other weeks, I’ll be so rushed off my feet that I just end up re-ordering the previous weeks food shop only to find when it arrives that I’ve already got a full bottle of shampoo sitting in the bathroom, enough chicken to feed an… [Read More]

The Importance Of Your Children’s Financial Future

When parents think of their children’s future, they often think of what they hope for them to achieve, how they want them to be as happy as possible and successful in their ventures. But something else which is also important is that they are financially secure. The state of being financially secure is not always necessarily an easy one to get to, but this is why it is important that parents do everything they can to ensure their children are as secure as possible. This doesn’t just mean leaving them with plenty of money – although that might come into… [Read More]

You Can Save Money (Even If You Think You Can’t)

Image source Whether you want more money to invest in a renovation project, you need to buy a kitchen appliance, or you simply want to save some money for a rainy day, no matter what your financial circumstances are right now, it is almost certain that you can save some money. It might not be easy, and you won’t always want to do it, but if you just knuckle down and focus on the big picture, you’ll soon see your savings pile grow. Here are some simple ways you can save money even when you think it’s impossible: Cut It… [Read More]

A Mum’s Guide To Cutting Costs When Times Are Tight

When you have a family, life becomes a lot more expensive. Whether you’ve got two children or eight, it can often be a struggle to make ends meet each month. If you’re currently finding it hard to make your money stretch as far as you would like it to, don’t despair because it is possible to make your money go that little bit further, it’s just a case of being smarter with your spending, that’s all. The fact is that parenting really is a costly business – little ones don’t come cheap, that’s for sure. A lot of families struggle… [Read More]

How Large Families Can Save Money

If you have a relatively large family, then you will probably be aware that it is often surprisingly easy to accidentally overspend and to end up with little money at the end of the month. This can happen all too easily, but the truth is that the solution is to simply adopt a different kind of attitude. There might only be a certain amount of money coming in, and the same responsibilities every month, but if you are a little clever about it then you can easily save a considerable amount of money for your family each month. In this… [Read More]