• Family,  Saving Money

    Creating the Perfect Budget for your Family

    Once you start a family you’ll soon realise that you need to look at your personal finances very differently than you did pre parenthood. Little one’s are expensive, from nappies and wipes in the early days to the mega amount of clothes they go through, clubs and activities and then education costs. Child poverty action say the cost of raising a child in 2021 until they’re 18 has risen to an eye watering £160000. I thought I’d put together a post full of some of my best budgeting tips. As a single parent budgeting is particularly essential as I’ve no one else’s income to fall back on. To create my…

  • Lifestyle,  Offers,  Saving Money

    Spooktacular Halloween Giveaway

    Halloween is coming up next month and just like most holiday it’s an expensive time of year. The kids are off school and you need to come up with ways to entertain them while trying to keep costs down. To try and save some money I’ve teamed up with a bunch of fab bloggers to giveaway a spooky Halloween Hamper from Marks & Spencer’s worth £50 to help save you some penny’s over the Halloween break! Packed full of different activities to keep your little ones entertained (& their tummy’s full!) there’s a range of Halloween baking kits, craft sets to create your very own trick or treat bucket that…

  • Offers,  Saving Money

    How to save money with Plum

    Saving money is hard at the best of times, saving money as a parent is even more tricky. There’s always new things to buy for your children, new shoes, nappies, clothes or the latest toy, it’s hard to put money away for other necessities. What if you someone could analyse your monthly incomings and outgoings and figure out the perfect amount for you to put away each week/month to save for Christmas or that much needed summer holiday. Introducing Plum! Plum is an easy to use app that you connect to your online bank accounts. The app then analyses your incomings and outgoings each week and month and works out…

  • Home,  Saving Money

    How to save money at home during winter

    I don’t know about you but my monthly costs seem to sky rocket during the winter months.  We’re at home more, the heat is blasting and there are many more movies on the tv. All these things are eating away at your gas and electric. Here’s some money saving tips to help during the winter months.  Close curtains  This may seem like a really simple one but closing curtains early in the evening and getting a front door curtain installed can save you money in the long run. Closing curtains keeps the heat in meaning you won’t need to keep the heating on for as long therefore saving you money…