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My Money Managing Tips

If you know me in “real life” then you will know that my husband is very strict on our budgeting and living costs. I used to think living for the moment was the best idea. I splashed out whenever I had any extra money or my work bonus, instead of thinking ahead about bills. But Hubby is much more sensible with money …

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5 Clever Ways To Supplement Your Income

I recently came across a fascinating article which underlined just how members of our generation have been squeezed, and how a combination of factors such as debt, unemployment and rising house prices have contributed to a steady decline in income over the last three decades. It rather confirms what we already knew – these aren’t easy times to carve out …

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Teaching My Daughter About Money With thinkmoney

We were recently challenged by thinkmoney to decorate a piggy bank but to also think about what financial advice we want our girls to carry with them until they’re older. I was certainly never good with money and spent my very early “grown up” life in debt and borrowing money from my Grandad constantly. Meeting my hubby changed things, he …

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Saving for Life’s Big Moments: Where to Make Savings

There are a few prominent milestones in each of our lives that tend to cost a lot. Finding ways in which to make savings for these events can be a real struggle. Preparing for your future is something that we all need to do. There are ways in which you can make savings in your everyday life, which can go …

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Managing The Cost Of Living As A Family

Money is a huge factor when people decided to have children. Will we be able to buy all the nappies and milk? The baby products like bouncers and cots? Is there going to be money left over for holidays or meals out still? Children are expensive and every extra penny really does count and for some families can be the …

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Money

I have never been good with money. In fact I’ve been quite disastrous. I was in debt when I met my Hubby. I had car finance, missed phone bills and a credit card. Over the past three years of being with Hubby I’ve learnt a lot about money. Just by watching him I’ve learnt so much, listening to his many …

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What new parents should know about life insurance

Life insurance helps provide peace of mind to new parents because it can ensure that a child is financially secure should anything happen that results in the death of one or both parents. Here are a few things that new parents should know when considering what type of life insurance to purchase. You are never too young for life insurance …

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Nonabox January 2015 Review

I’m pretty excited that the Nonabox have allowed me to review again this year. There’s nothing that beats the element of surprise each month and I have to be honest that my hubby has started to rush to the package to see what’s inside. January’s Nonabox has been slightly disappointing again if I’m completely honest. It’s not that the products …

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Nonabox November Review

So we’ve just received our last Nonabox of the three we’ve been reviewing. They’ve certainly got better with time! November’s Nonabox was packed with some amazing products. I was so excited peering inside and rummaging. Everything in this months box will be well used, just like the Muslin blanket we had in last months. Sleepytot Small Bunny Baby Comforter (£10.99) – …

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Dear Santa… Our Christmas 2014 Wishlist

Dear Santa, I hope you don’t mind too much but this year I have added another child to your delivery list under this household. I always struggle with choosing presents and the girls have been so lucky thanks to my blog this year that they don’t really need much. In an ideal world I’d love to get a new storage …

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Nonabox October Review

Last month we received our first ever Nonabox and was rather disappointed by its contents. I was very eager to receive October’s box of goodies! It arrived packaged spectacularly in the signature purple and grey box wrapped in ribbon. This month was certainly more substantial than the previous one with bits I actually really like! aden + anais swaddle in superstar …

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Organic September with Waitrose

It’s Organic September (Well it was at the time of starting this challenge, a certain little princess decided to make an appearance) and we were challenged by Waitrose to go swap one of our meals each day whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner for a duration of seven days. I’m not an organic buyer. The basic definition of organic food, …

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What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

My hospital bag’s been packed for a while now but a dream I had the other night left me trying to remember whether I’d packed a hat or a blanket for baby, or what I’d actually packed. So the bag was brought inside again so that I could sort, repack and take the opportunity to photograph the bits to create a post …

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Review

As a last little treat before the end of the school holidays and what feels like the end of summer, the girls were invited down to our local Build-A-Bear Workshop. Build-A-Bear Workshop is the leading and only global company that offers an interactive make-your-own furry friend retail-entertainment experience and has over 400 stores worldwide. Our nearest is Maidstone. We kept …

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