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4 Essential Ways To Protect Your Family’s Financial Future

*Collaborative post

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”

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How to Help Your Child Cope with Having a Sibling in NICU

I was recently contacted by a Mother asking me if I had written a post on how to help your child cope with having their sibling in NICU. I hadn’t even thought about this as a blog topic but also couldn’t believe I had overlooked it! Through the emotions, the tiredness, the back and forth to the hospital, I had constantly thought about our baby and writing about his journey yet the other superstar hasn’t had a mention, and he definitely deserves one.  Continue reading “How to Help Your Child Cope with Having a Sibling in NICU”

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How We Are Saving More Money as a Family

Now that our family has grown we have had to have a long hard look at how we are spending our well-earned cash. We have always tried our best to do what was needed in order to provide for Jake but we all know that a second baby brings more clothing, classes, food and so on which has meant that we have had to reassess everything that we purchase and pay out for, and do you know what? Simple changes can make a huge difference. Here’s how we are saving more money as a family: Continue reading “How We Are Saving More Money as a Family”