How to decide which type of family car you should invest in

AD | Collaborative post The term ‘family car’ is a pretty broad one, potentially covering many different types of car, ranging from hatchbacks to people carriers (MPVs). Nonetheless, most of us probably instinctively know what is meant by the term ‘family car’. Or at least, we have a decent sense that a family car tends to be more about practicality and reliability, than outward style or performance.  Does that mean a family car has to be a mere ‘dull and worthy’, rather than exciting purchase? No, not really. But if you’re being responsible in your

5 ways to save money on household essentials

AD | Collaborative post The past couple of years have been hard for a lot of people. The pandemic changed everyone’s lives and we’ve had to change the way we do certain things, including managing our money and outgoings. This year, energy prices are set to increase and this could mean struggles with finances. Here are 5 ways to save money on your essential household bills.

10 ways you can cut down on your family’s outgoings

2022 has been called ‘Year of the Squeeze’, with people trying to cut back on their outgoings and maybe adding more to their savings. As a family this can be quite difficult as there always seems to be a lot to spend money on. Here are 10 ways you can cut down on your family’s outgoings this year.

Quick and easy ways to save money on your garden in 2022

AD | Collaborative post The new year is already upon us, and while the winter months are keeping us indoors and wrapped up tightly, the warmer summer weather will arrive sooner than expected, so it’s always a good time to start thinking about preparing your garden. 

Practical Ways To Save Money This Summer

The summer holidays are now in full swing and after a couple of days of rain, we are due nicer weather again for at least a couple of weeks. Even though Erin goes to nursery throughout the summer there is still the temptation to go for days out, spend money on doing things here and there and generally spending more money than normal. So, here are some practical ways to save money this summer with help from some great bloggers: Packed lunches – It’s so easy to give in to the temptation of eating out

5 Quick Ways To Make Some Extra Cash For Summer

So many families find summer one of the hardest times of the year. Some parents are forced to take time off during the summer holidays and with 6 or more weeks to fill with activities, it can end up costing a small (or large) fortune. I’m lucky that Erin can go to nursery all year round but this does also mean paying for her sessions over the summer holidays too. I always try to make some extra money where I can so I thought I’d share some ideas for how to make some quick cash

Managing Money When You Are Self-Employed

AD | Paid collaboration When I made the decision to go self-employed and quit my job in a supermarket, I knew that things wouldn’t always be easy. Before, I had the security of a regular, although not huge, income and I knew that we would never have to worry about how much money we had at certain times during the month. Being self-employed can be really tough sometimes and we need a bit of help with paying bills. Managing money when you are self-employed can be tough so here’s how we try to deal with it as