Proper Budgeting when Buying a Car

Appropriate planning is essential at any level, especially when finances are in question. Be it a country, a business or a family, planning is the…

10 ways to save money at Christmas

Thanks so much to Hannah Hill, Money for Life volunteer and Halifax branch manager’s top 10 ways to save money at Christmas The average Brit…

Top Buys For Autumn

Fashion Feature Autumn is in full swing and winter won’t be far behind, we can already feel Jack Frost knocking at the door. When it gets…

Saving Money with Electric Heating

As the leaves on the trees turn shades of brown, yellow and maroon, the nights get longer and the temperature drops a few degrees, people…

Supermarket Shopping in the 1980′s compared to Supermarket Shopping today

Ok you got me, I was trying to keep it a secret but I just can’t contain myself anymore. My favourite time of the week…

Review: Jungle Speed

We loved this new game Jungle Speed. It’s kind of like a crazy more complicated version of snap! Its very simple , a pack of…

The Frugal Friday Fashion Show Linky #1

What’s it about? I have a new linky that will run every second friday. It’s for us to show off our thrifty and frugal fashion…

How to sell on event tickets you no longer want

Today –  How to sell on event tickets you no longer want I am a great believer in not wasting money.   How to sell…

How to get out of debt

Today – How to get out of debt   How to get out of debt – simple tips Face the facts Are you wondering how…

Hungry Frogs Magic Sounds Board game

The Hungry Frogs Magic Sounds Board Game by Imagination games: This game is lots of fun for young kids. I played it with my nine…

My Autumn

Autumn for me brings to mind crafting, Louis MacNeice (my favourite poet) being outdoors, fabulous moons and of course puddles and Halloween!

The MAD Blog Awards 2012

Last Friday I zipped off to London for the third annual MAD (mummy  and daddy) national parenting blog awards. Family Budgeting was a finalist for best…

A list of things that used to cost a fortune ….…

Everyone moans about rising house prices, rising food costs and the continued hike in petrol prices. But I decided to flip it and look at…

Does your family need a second car?

Does your family need a second car? Two-car families are commonplace in the UK – but having two cars is extremely expensive. The cost of…

Review: Personalised Letter Box cakes

Personalised Letter Box cakes I was intrigued to be asked by Baker Days if I would like to review a  cake for them. They make …

Autumn in the Garden

Autumn in the garden presents an opportunity to learn all about nature, hibernation and different kinds of birds. As well as being a beautiful time…

Halloween on a Budget at PoundWorld

We were looking to have Halloween on a budget so we were delighted when Poundworld sent us a box of Halloween goodies to review. Poundworld is…

Do you want to sell your crafts?

Today – Do you want to sell your crafts? I know lots of parents work hard to make extra money these days and I don’t…

Decorating Fun Without Breaking the Bank

Guest post – Decorating Fun Without Breaking the Bank Decorating for a family home can be a wonderful experience – getting to choose cute children’s…

Best places for kids in Leeds on a budget

Today –  Best places for kids in Leeds on a budget What to do in Leeds on a budget Are you wondering what to do…