The Busy Parents Guide to Surviving Christmas

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year, yet it can also be one of the most stressful times too. I love buying gifts for my family. The excitement of choosing the perfect gift for each recipient gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling. However, the cost of the Christmas gives me an together completely different feeling! Here are some tips that will hopefully make the Christmas season a little less stressful. Save money throughout the year. This is possibly easier said than done, but small, regular amounts can soon add up. It’s also worth looking to your… [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Christmas Money Saving Tips

Christmas is one of the busiest and most expensive times of the year. If you have a large family and lots of friends then your bank account is definitely going to feel the pinch, but there are lots of things that you can do to help you save some money in the run up to Christmas. Here are some tips to help you get started: Using Christmas money saving tools can be a great way to keep track of all your spending. They can also help you to budget. By using check lists, you can write a list of what you need,… [Read More]