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

How To Save Money Over The Summer Holidays

AD | Collaborative post This year is our first real summer holiday as last year Erin went to nursery all year round. I’ve spent a bit of time trying to plan our 6 weeks with a mix of bigger days out, free local activities and fun things to do at home. Planning the summer holidays can be really stressful, especially if you’re a family with not a lot of spare money (like us)! However, there are plenty of things you can do to save money over the summer holidays so I wanted to share some

5 Ways To Save Money When Buying Presents

Speaking from personal experience, it is really easy to over spend or go over the top when it comes to buying presents for others. If you’re anything like me, and pick things up all through the year when I see them, the loft becomes a great hiding place but it always means I tend to forget what I’ve already bought. This means I end up with more presents than I need and spending more money than I should have. With Christmas in less than 100 days it’s really time to start thinking about ways to

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

Last Minute Penny Pinching Ideas For Christmas

With Christmas being less than 2 months away, it’s getting the the time where people start to panic buy, put purchases on credit cards and figure out how they’re going to pay for a Christmas they maybe cannot afford. There is still loads of time save some money so here are some last minute penny pinching ideas for Christmas! Loyalty Cards I have a Sainsbury’s Nectar card which I use on a daily basis. We live across the road from Sainsbury’s so this is where I do all of my shopping. I try to save

Guest Post: Saving Money at Center Parcs

Today I’m hosting a guest post from Katykicker to help you save money when travelling to Centerparcs. I’m a great lover of Center Parcs and my family and I have been multiple times this year alone. I’m heading back in just a few weeks and I’m already thinking about what I’m going to take to save money at Center Parcs. I’ve got a number of tips on keeping the budget low, while still having fun, so here are my top tips: Meal plan Think about your breakfast and dinner as a minimum. Many of the