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Old-fashioned Saving Tips That Are Still Good Today

Ah, the good old days. Well, not everything about them was good, but there are always things we can learn from the past. There might not have been a golden age that we can go back too, but we should see what skills and values might have been lost that we can get back. Some of the ways people used to save money can be excellent to use today, even if you’re not sure whether you can still use them. Continue reading “Old-fashioned Saving Tips That Are Still Good Today”

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Shoestrings Are For Budgets Only!

Most women want to keep up with the latest trends but don’t have the cash. Fashion is expensive and, sadly, there are more important things in life. Still, nothing is more uplifting than looking the part. Every time a girl throws on new threads, the confidence oozes out of her pores. So, how does a budding fashionista tackle the financial crisis? She keeps up with fashion by using a shoestring budget. For the women who don’t know where to begin, the following will help.

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Time Is Ticking Away But Are You Prepared?

When you’re raising a family, you should always be looking towards the future. I know, people say to live in the moment, and that’s great, but you have to make sure that you are doing what you can to ensure a fantastic quality of life for your family. There are various ways to do this, and we’re going to look at some of the options. Continue reading “Time Is Ticking Away But Are You Prepared?”

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Saving For Large Purchases Without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle

How people deal with finances can be completely different; from what they choose to spend their money to how they save. Whether we save a little or a lot, it is something that the majority of people want to do. I don’t know of anyone that doesn’t think saving for a rainy day is a bad idea. But sometimes, saving with something specific in mind can make saving even more fun. Take a large purchase like a once in a lifetime holiday or a new car, for example. These are both things that are lovely and can be well deserved but there is no point in splashing out on it when you don’t have the money coming in to pay for it. So savings it is! Continue reading “Saving For Large Purchases Without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle”

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How To Make Beneficial Financial Changes When Your Family Grows

With a second child on the way, I need to turn my financial brain on and make some savvy frugal changes. There are large changes that most of us have to make when we become parents, such as reducing large treats that we may never have batted an eyelid at in the past. I have previously given you my money saving top tips for stay at home parents but now it is time for me to be a little more clever in order to make a few extra pounds and to save a few more. Continue reading “How To Make Beneficial Financial Changes When Your Family Grows”

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Money Saving Tips for The Stay at Home Parent

Not returning to work…

When we made the decision that I wouldn’t return to work it wasn’t taken lightly. We understood that by cutting out a wage we would need to make changes to our lifestyle but we knew that having a parent at home was what we wanted for our child. When we began to calculate costs we actually discovered that if I went back to work after maternity leave I would be doing it to pay for childcare. Due to my career change, I had already dropped my yearly income quite considerably and my new wages would have only Continue reading “Money Saving Tips for The Stay at Home Parent”