How Not To Get Caught Up In The Cost Of Christmas

Christmas is probably the most expensive time of year for most families but it really doesn’t need to be. The media is full of stories about families going into debt, paying for Christmas on credit and generally making it a big thing that they really can’t afford… myself being one of these people in the past. However, there’s really no need for Christmas to be all about how much you spend, and what on, so I thought I’d share some tips on how not to get caught up in the cost of Christmas. Budgets If we were still buying presents

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 at a restaurant or a

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 this summer. Car Boot Sales

Managing Money When You Are Self-Employed

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 a family. As a blogger, I can never tell