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Top Tips For Choosing A New Family Car

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A car is often a necessity for many families. They become a part of everyday life from dropping the kids off at school to popping to the shops to pick up the essentials. So when it comes to buying a new one, it can be challenging to know where to start. There are lots of things to consider when you’re searching for that perfect vehicle that caters for the whole family. Continue reading “Top Tips For Choosing A New Family Car”

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Parenting as a Team

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Most couples that have children will have experienced a situation where one of you thinks that you should discipline your child in a particular way, and your spouse wants to handle things in a different way. You are both adamant in doing things how you want to do them, and can both become entrenched in how you do things; that can be when the fighting can start. Continue reading “Parenting as a Team”

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4 Essential Ways To Protect Your Family’s Financial Future

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When you start a family, you may end up getting a bit of a shock financially. We always think of the baby must-haves, the lack of sleep ahead of us and the change in lifestyle but how about the costs and providing for their future? The cost of raising children is so much higher than people realise and that can become a big worry. That’s why it’s so important that you start planning your financial future right away.

These are some of the best ways to secure your family’s financial future: Continue reading “4 Essential Ways To Protect Your Family’s Financial Future”

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5 Top Tips To Reduce Your Car Expenses

When it comes to family life one of our main focusses (other than trying to juggle life!) is to budget as much as we can in order to have enough money each month to spend on having fun and making memories. One of our biggest expenditures over the years has come from running 2 cars, however, having the freedom that my car gives me is something I could never be without– I couldn’t begin to imagine having to work my day around a bus schedule. So, it is most definitely a must-have item for our family and I know I am very lucky that we are in a position financially to run multiple cars. Yet this doesn’t stop me from wanting to save money here too so here are my 5 top tips to reduce car expenses in the long run. Continue reading “5 Top Tips To Reduce Your Car Expenses”

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Could You Take Care Of Elderly Relatives? What You Could Do

When we are your younger, we rely on our parents and older relatives to help us throughout any ordeal we face. Our parents took great care of us, and they always knew what to do. But as we get older we fend for ourselves and start our own families. What we tend to not realise is that as we get older, so do our parents, which means that we may get to the point in our lives where we may need to look after our parents. I wanted to share with you some of the ways you can take care of your elderly relatives. Continue reading “Could You Take Care Of Elderly Relatives? What You Could Do”

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Making the Kitchen Child-Friendly

More accidents happen in kitchens than any other room in the home, and many of them involve small children. Take a look around your kitchen and find ways of making this less likely to happen in your home. This does not mean you have to compromise on style or the use of your kitchen, it just means some careful planning and common sense is needed. Continue reading “Making the Kitchen Child-Friendly”

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Coming Into A Family Inheritance? 3 Tips To Using It Well

Family inheritances can be a sticky subject, depending on how they are acquired. Usually, it’s in the form of a passing relative deciding to include you in their will. Sometimes this inheritance can come to you thanks to an estate being willfully transferred. It’s possible for other relations to come in and muddy the smooth flow of this transference, but for this article, we’ll assume that everything has gone well, and now your only choice is figuring out what to do with the money. Should you save it? Should you splurge it? Should you lock it in a savings account and hopefully grow it with interest? Continue reading “Coming Into A Family Inheritance? 3 Tips To Using It Well”