Tag Archives: saving

My Money Saving Diary Challenge

As a family we generally live by quite a tight budget as Hubby is super strict when it comes to where our money goes. I was recently challenged by Scottish Friendly to keep a spending diary over a certain time scale, take a look at our spending and then figure out where we could have made changes whether that be …

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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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Managing the Family Finances: How to Succeed

A recent study from Shelter has shown that one in three families are only a month’s pay away from losing their homes. It’s a worrying result, and is enough to make all of us question whether or not our family’s finances are in good order right now. Here’s some advice for improving your family’s chance of success: Understand your income …

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How to Find Cheap Deals at Restaurants

Whether you’re visiting London, Manchester, Glasgow or Cardiff, the UK is home to a thriving food scene that incorporates cuisines from all around the world. Even if you’re operating on a budget you can usually find some great deals and discounts to be had at one of the nation’s many dining establishments. With that said, here are four methods I …

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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 Budgeting Tips for Newly Married Couples

Marrying the love of your life is a wonderful thing and something that most people will strive for throughout their lives. However, once you’ve exchanged rings, you need to start your life together, and this can sometimes lead to a few challenges that may easily send even the happiest of relationships spiraling into despair. One of the biggest issues that …

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Teaching Responsible Saving

There’s a well known book called the Art of War, and possibly the best piece of advice contained within its pages is that if you see peace, prepare for battle. In essence, plan for the future, because smooth sailing can become stormy waters in the blink of an eye. While money can’t be thrown at every problem in life, there …

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Must Be Funny In A Rich Mans World

All that is on my mind today is money. 1) My dream of owning my own business. 2) The need to raise a deposit for our own home. I’ve always wanted to be my own boss. Who doesn’t… But I’ve got the real urge to actually go ahead and do it rather than it be a “in the future adventure”. …

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