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…

Monday Money Quote: Don’t make money your goal.

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do…

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

I am a great believer in not wasting money. Being stuck with tickets you can’t use is a pain. Whatever the reason perhaps its illness,…

How to get out of debt

Here is what you need to do to get out of debt Face the facts Are you wondering how on earth you got into this…

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…

The Family Budgeting Show (podcast) Want vs Need

When we think about what we need it isn’t really all that much, is it?   Take my advice you always need to have house…

My Autumn

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

Monday Money Quote: Needs

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least. Unknown     Photo Credit: Pink Sherbert Phototgraphy

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 …