Budgeting for the winter

Guest post Having children can be a seriously expensive hobby. If they aren’t in need of a new school uniform every six months, they’re damaging…

Effective Ways to Cut Costs Around the House

Most of us would jump at the opportunity to have a little extra money to spend, and thinking carefully about where you can cut costs…

Why Do Kids Need To Know About Saving?

Personal finance is just a minefield. That’s something we learn in adulthood and parents regularly wish they’d known that this elusive and bewitching entity ‘cash’…

Grandparents save UK parents £16.4bn each year

The amount of money saved by parents when grandparents look after the children is amazing and definitely on the rise. When I was little I…

Investing for your Family’s Future

Guest post The last few years have been a big wake up call for a lot of British families. The financial crisis and recession brought…

So, what’s your car worth?

Last week I raised the question whether we actually need cars and I know for many of us, whether we view them as a necessary…

Teach your children to be savings superstars

We have been trialling the F&C Saving Superstar education programme. These are downloadable printable materials that were created by iChild in partnership with F&C investments…

Money Saving Tips For the Stay at Home Parent and …

Guest post With the cost of childcare at an all-time high, you might find yourself opting to work from home instead of trekking to the…

How to Easily Cut Your Grocery Spending by Over £1,000

guest post These days ‘Pester Power’ is stronger than ever, despite the measures put in place by the European Union to stop companies directly or…

Family budgeting: the secrets

Starting a family is easy but holding it together through the tough times can be very difficult. With food prices and rent increasing, many families…

Kids birthday parties on a budget

Kids birthday parties can fill us with stress can’t they. It isn’t just the noise, the mess and the sandwich making – it’s the cost!…

Switch your supplier – Infographic

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What monitoring your spending can show you in the long …

Monitoring your spending Most of us have been through periods where we have struggled financially to some degree or other. Perhaps we have got ourselves…

Twenty quick tips to keeping laundry costs down

 Here are twenty quick laundry tips. common sense yes but worthy of reminding ourselves….. Obvious but crucial. Seperate your whites and colours carefully. This is…

Stop losing money whilst you sleep (Infographic)

Stop losing money This infographic has really surprised me. Who would have thought leaving a DVD player on at night would cost THAT much! Blimey!…

5 Easy Steps to Get Your Finances in Order

Who said we only get the chance to spring clean our finances in Spring? There is never a better time than now, to get your…

Voucher codes help save cash & donate to charity #winning

Voucher codes help save cash Like many of us, the economy has made spending harder than ever. Gas bills are on the up and wages…

Get The Best From Your Family Car and Save Hundreds

Get The Best From Your Family Car and Save Hundreds – simple tips Government spending cuts mean thousands of us across the country are having…

Effective budgeting can help provide for your family

Effective budgeting can help provide for your family If you’re responsible for providing for your family, it’s important that you are able to manage your…

What you save when you give bad habits the boot

What you save when you give bad habits the boot Leeds Building Society recently ran a campaign about kicking your habits showing people just how…