Black Friday Money Saving Hacks and Tips #BlackFriday #SavvySquad

Friday 24th of November is Black Friday. One of the biggest sale events of the year with many high street and online retailers slashing prices on goods such as electronics, clothing and more. Now, we all love a bargain and some people will go to great lengths to get their hands on them! Whether that’s queuing outside a shop in the early hours or sitting behind your computer screen flicking between websites to find the best deal! Of course Black Friday is a great opportunity to get some bargains in time for Christmas and save some money too, but how… [Read More]

Finding Finances Without The Debt

Money is a constant source of misery for a lot of people. At some point, everyone is in the same position; you need to get your hands on some money but aren’t sure how to get it. In a lot of cases, the most obvious option would be a loan. But, this doesn’t mean that it’s the best. Loans are good and bad for a number of different reasons, and some loans aren’t bad at all. Avoiding debt and finding another way to pay is usually the best recourse, though. To help you out with this, this post will be… [Read More]

The Bank of Mum and Dad

The average cost of raising one child in the UK is around £230,000. That’s a pretty eye watering figure. Now double it because we have twins, and add another three as my husband also has three children from a previous marriage. That’s a lot of money we need to earn! Raising children is undoubtedly expensive. From babies up to adulthood, the costs you have to figure into the equation range from nappies to school uniforms, educational resources, trips and of course ‘fun money’ for your kids to have a social life, as well as the latest clothes and ‘must have’… [Read More]

The Financial Mistakes Your Family Could Be Making

There are lots of different ways people choose to handle their finances, and while they may not be smart, it’s all down to the individual. However, if you have a family, managing your finances better should become a number one priority. Here are some of the financial mistakes your family could be making: Not Discussing Big Purchases Discussing big purchases before you make them is important if you have a joint bank account with your partner. Make sure you have an agreement to discuss purchases more than a set amount. You don’t want financial woes to come between you, and… [Read More]

Tightening The Family Pursestrings

Being the head of a family isn’t a business – but it is certainly pricey business isn’t it! With mouths to feed and energy to waste, we can end up paying a lot for our family. It’s worth it though, isn’t it? There’s nothing more valuable than happy, safe and well-fed kids and there certainly isn’t anything more rewarding – not as a parent anyway. The trouble is, sometimes we can’t always find the cash and coins to do things for our family. We can’t always grab the money to make things awesome all the time. (source) It’s hard to… [Read More]

Easy To Follow Steps To Put More Money In Your Pocket

Look around the internet for long enough, and you’ll come across dozens of ways that’ll help put more money in your pocket. The only problem is, most of these ideas are too innovative: they focus on frugal ways of living, offering tips that put only small amounts of money into your bank account. While every little helps, the best way to get more money is to look at the bigger picture, the areas that can make a big difference to how much money you have. Here are five of those areas. Source: In the Savings Account Need to save… [Read More]

Told You So! Arguments That Every Couple Have

It’s great being in a loving relationship. You will be able to spend as much time as possible with your best friend, and will have someone who loves and supports you. But things won’t run smoothly all the time! In fact, every couple will have its arguments and disagreements. You just need to be tolerant and meet an agreement. Wondering why couples argue so much? I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit lately and think that these are some of the most common things that cause fights. Money One of the most common arguments that all couples have… [Read More]

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]