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So, you have a baby on the way, or your baby has already arrived. Congratulations! This is an exciting time for you, but no doubt a worrying one too. You want to make sure you have your finances in check, and plenty of money to ensure your new addition doesn’t go without.
This means you need to start being a little more vigilant with your cash. Here are some quick ways to save when you have another mouth to feed:
Change Your Utility Suppliers
If you’ve been with the same utility suppliers for a while, the fact is you’re probably getting charged more than you need to be. If you look for better deals and switch, you could save yourself a whole lot of money. Some people avoid doing this as they think it will be hassle, but the companies do the majority of the work for you. Sometimes, you don’t even need to switch. If you just call and say you’re thinking about it, you can get a better deal.
Develop A Family Budget
If you haven’t got a family budget already, now is the time to get one in place. This will help you to see things more clearly, and know exactly how much you have to spend on certain things before splashing the cash.
Develop Great Saving Habits
Developing great habits is a must. Learning to save money early on in life will help to set you up for the future and to help you learn good saving habits. Saving a little bit each money could really help you out when you need it, or help you to pay for things with cash rather than on credit.
If you’re anything like me then online shopping is much easier than going into a city and looking around the shops. However, adding an extra person to the family means saving where you can. I personally love searching for voucher codes before making a purchase and dealsplanet is a great place to start.