New Car Shopping!

New Car

Buying a car is probably the second most expensive purchase there is after buying a home, so choosing the right one for is vital. Last year my beloved Citroen C4 Picasso blew up and I have to admit that we bought my next car in a bit of a hurry and much as it is safe and reliable, I just don’t love it. Although I am persevering with my car, it is looking like Hubby’s needs replacing as it has… Continue Reading “New Car Shopping!”

Financial Fitness for Big Families: How to Make Ends Meet with Many Mouths to Feed

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You wouldn’t swap your busy family life for anything but having a large and growing clan presents its challenges and you need to be savvy with every penny if you are going to be able to make ends meet every month. Here is a look at some tips that can help you to keep your finances in the black even when you are responsible for a big family, including how to eat well for less, a smart way to dress… Continue Reading “Financial Fitness for Big Families: How to Make Ends Meet with Many Mouths to Feed”

Are you saving for a rainy day?

piggy bank

It’s a scary fact that approximately 50% of UK adults do not have any savings or investments and are struggling to put away money for a rainy day. My older children think I am a nag as I often try to cajole them into putting money away for the future whilst they don’t have any dependants to support. Sadly it mostly falls on deaf ears as those new trainers or must have fashion item NEED to be bought. Even we struggle… Continue Reading “Are you saving for a rainy day?”

How Not to Let Baby Derail Your Retirement Planning

Newborn

New babies are an adorable, lovable, miraculous way to stress out parents. There will be good days, like when baby takes the first steps. Then there will be bad days, like runny noses and fevers. One constant that can begin even before baby’s arrival is the stress a new baby places on a family’s budget. The list of “must haves” seems endless: nappies, clothing, nursery set up, toys, meals, medical care, on and on in endless progression, always changing as… Continue Reading “How Not to Let Baby Derail Your Retirement Planning”