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 …

The Family Budgeting Show (Podcast) Mindful about Money

The Family Budgeting show this weeks looks at the importance of rainy day savings and why being mindful of money is important. I’ve had a…

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…

Monday Money Quote

One penny may seem to you a very insignificant thing, but it is the small seed from which fortunes spring.   ORISON SWETT MARDEN, The…

Do you want to sell your crafts?

I know lots of parents work hard to make extra money these days and I don’t know a stay at home parent who doesnt do…

Decorating Fun Without Breaking the Bank

Guest post Decorating for a family home can be a wonderful experience – getting to choose cute children’s furniture, little miniature versions of your own,…

Best places for kids in Leeds on a budget

What to do in Leeds on a budget Are you wondering what to do in Leeds with your young family? If so I have some…

Budget tips for families

Guest Post Having a family can be hugely expensive! There are school uniforms, holidays, Christmas, a bigger house, car, increased bills and a lot more…

Syrias children need a great big hug of love

If you believe the world should be one big family then it must follow that we have to be responsible for and take care of…

UK families “among the most indebted in the world”

Guest Post A recent report from accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has said that UK households remain “among the most indebted in the world”, despite three years…

The Family Budgeting Show (Podcast) True value

  This weeks podcast is about  true value in friendships, endless play and even supermarkets! It’s also about dreams and gratitude.      

Top tips for growing your own food

Guest Post There are few things more satisfying than growing your own fruit and vegetables – and I definitely think home-grown tomatoes and strawberries are…

Marvellous Marks and Sparks

I remember being 18 and over in Jerusalem. I had been travelling after staying on a kibbutz and money was low, the plane home was…