An Extra Special London Marathon Fundraising Update That You Won’t Want To Miss!

Phew, that was a rather long title for a blog post! It’s worth it though because this really is an extra special London marathon fundraising update that you won’t want to miss! As many people who read my blog or follow me on social media will know, I’ve been lucky enough to receive a charity place at the London marathon 2019 with a wonderful charity called WellChild. WellChild is the national UK children’s charity making it possible for children and young people with exceptional health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible. When I was offered… [Read More]

Exploring The Cheshire Property Market

Cheshire is a county in northwest England that’s perhaps best know for its rural villages and for its Industrial Revolution heritage, but did you know that Cheshire is an area bursting with lots of things to see and do. From relaxing spa breaks and beautiful gardens to explore, to stunning stately homes and picturesque countryside. Cheshire is city bursting with must sees. It’s 2000 years of history and spectacular shopping attracts hundreds of tourists each year so is it any wonder that the Cheshire Property Market is a popular choice for many. Chester city came top of a list of… [Read More]

A year of self-employment

The 11th October 2018 will mark my one year anniversary of being self-employed. It’s been such an up and down journey, but overall, it’s been a very positive experience. In August 2017 I accepted redundancy from the company I’d worked for since I was 17 years old. It was a very daunting time, but I looked upon it as an exciting time. A time to start afresh, a new chapter. A chance to do something different that would make my life, and the lives of my family easier. On the 11th October 2017 I completed my very first self-employed job…. [Read More]

Is a franchise right for you?

October 11th this year will by my one year self-employment anniversary. I can’t quite believe that I’m self-employed, but I have to say that it’s one of the best decisions I ever made. After accepting redundancy back in 2017, I wasn’t sure what my future would hold. Having worked for a company for 13 years, the majority of which was full time, I then went down to part time after my children were born. I thought that I’d be able to find a part time job that suited my family and I easily, but sadly that wasn’t the case. I… [Read More]

Millennials Spend Less Money on Jewellery Now Compared to Two Decades Ago

How much money would you or do you spend on jewellery? Although I own a fair amount of jewellery, I don’t spend an awful lot of money on it. I also don’t buy jewellery on a regular basis, and it appears that I’m not alone in this. According to industry analysts Millennials simply don’t see the value in spending their money on valuables. According to Sarah Berger of TheCashlorette.com, “Millennials gravitate toward spending money on experiences, and not things.” Like myself, todays younger generation are far more likely to spend significant money on travelling to places such as Thailand and… [Read More]

Getting the best deal on your next holiday

As a family, we’ve been very lucky to have two holidays abroad this year. The first was back in June when we went to Disneyland Paris, and the second was earlier month when we went to Menorca. Now, I’d like to point out that this isn’t a regular occurrence for us. We usually have just the one holiday, so I think it’s fair to say it’s been a truly good year in terms of holidays for us. Sadly the beginning of the year wasn’t great. My husband had a number of health scares, and ended up in and out of… [Read More]

How much life insurance do parents need?

It seems like for most of us our disposable income is constantly being squeezed. As a result, our regular outgoings, such as utility bills, TV subscriptions and food shopping need to be monitored and where possible savings made. But what about our life insurance cover? As a parent, I appreciate how important life insurance is in order to protect the financial future of our loved ones. But how do we ensure our life insurance is as comprehensive and cost-effective as possible? We asked the award-winning broker Reassured to help identify how much life insurance to take out and importantly how… [Read More]

5 Easy Money Saving Tips For The Summer

Guest Post Author Bio Mel Trudgett lives in the UK on the beautiful Jurassic Coast, with her partner, 2 daughters and their very hairy, but adorable dog, Lola. She set up www.melsmoneymindset.com with the aim of helping people to change how they think and feel about money. She also gives practical tips on how to make money from home and how to save money. 5 Easy Money Saving Tips For The Summer The long summer months can be bad news when you’re trying to stick to a budget, but these 5 money saving tips will help you stick to your… [Read More]

Money Saving Tips for Busy Parents

As a parent I know how hard it can be to keep children entertained during the long summer months. I also know how expensive it can be. That’s why I’m doing everything I can now to ensure that our summer holidays are fun, but cheap! Many people often think that in order to have fun or experience something new, you need to spend money, but that’s always the case. Here are some of my favourite and most useful money saving tips for busy parents this summer: Get Outdoors So many things are free and don’t have to be boring. If… [Read More]

What age should children get pocket money?

Our twins are six year olds and earlier this year, my husband and I made the decision to give them pocket money. It’s not a fortune, at just £1 a week, but we thought it would be a good way to introduce our children to the idea of money. While some parents will offer their children pocket money in return for chores, our girls don’t need to do chores to receive their £1 a week pocket money. However, I’m very open to the idea of allowing them to earn extra money on top of their £1 a week if they… [Read More]