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How to Make a Family Budget
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How To Make a Family Budget

Creating a budget isn’t always straightforward when it comes to doing it for your entire household, and does require some careful planning and consideration. Here’s how to make a family budget, whether you’re a single-income, or a dual-income family. So grab some paper, a pen, and get ready to make some budgeting lists.  (Bear in …

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10 Ways to Save Money on Your Heating This Winter

Sponsored post. Avoid losing money this winter with these smart tricks and tips. Here are 10 ways to save money on your heating.  Colder weather undoubtedly brings the need to crank the heating up, which my husband invariably does, and I have to go around after him turning it back down again. I don’t know …

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30+ Valentine’s Day Ideas When You’re Skint

Today’s post comes from Helen over at budgetingisachallenge.com. Valentine’s Day is next month and like me, you are looking for romantic Valentine’s date ideas.  For me, Valentine’s Day is about really showing Mr. Budget how much I care, but without compromising our goals for financial freedom, and of course our budget. So my main questions are: …

Look after my bills
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Why I Want Someone Else to Look After My Bills

It’s hard work, isn’t it? Keeping on top of personal finance and making sure you’re saving money. You want to ensure you’re not overpaying. Yet finding the time to switch and save is like taking an audience-free toilet break when you have small children. (It’s pretty challenging). I’m with you there, and sometimes I just …

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How to Save Into a JISA (Junior ISA)

Today on the blog I’m welcoming Jim Gall, author of moneyblogscotland.co.uk. Jim has recently left a job in financial services, so he knows his stuff! If you’re looking into savings for your children, this post is perfect. Here’s Jim’s post on how to save into a JISA (Junior ISA). Make the Most of Tax-Free Savings …

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Go Wild and Spend £0: The Natural History Museum

I don’t do New Years’ resolutions. No-one ever sticks to them, despite best intentions. I do, however, want to make a more conscious effort to spend more time with our little family and create memories that will last. When money is tight and you’re on a budget, the obvious choice is to look for things …

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Money Saving: How to Write a Successful Meal Plan with Menu Planning

Menu planning is a bit like doing housework. You don’t feel like doing it. Only, once it’s done, you feel an immense sense of achievement. Not only that, it can help with organisation, encourage healthier eating habits, and the best part is, you’re saving money.   Money-Saving Menu Planning Personally, I find it easier to plan …