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A Guide To Teaching Your Kids The Value Of Money

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It’s not a secret that kids don’t know anything about the value of money – that is until they learn it from you. If you don’t talk to them about money and make an effort to demonstrate how they should treat it, they will learn from you regardless. Badmouth money? Your kids will likely develop a negative relationship with it. Don’t spend money wisely? Your kids will see that money should be spent on impulse purchases and whims. If you want to make sure your kids grow up with a positive and sensible attitude towards money, read on.  Continue reading “A Guide To Teaching Your Kids The Value Of Money”

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5 Ways To Protect Your Family From A Possible Financial Crisis

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Okay, so life might be all sunshine and rainbows at the moment. But what happens if disaster strikes?

Your car might break down, one of your family might be involved in an accident, and particularly if you’re living in the UK, Brexit might negatively affect your finances. Should your family find itself in a financial crisis because of these or any other reasons, then life will become more of a struggle. How will you pay the bills? How will you put food on the table? And just how will your children cope when they can’t watch Ben and Holly if you have had to cancel your Netflix subscription? Okay, we jest on that last one, but you get our point. When your financial situation is put in jeopardy, your family will suffer in varying ways. Continue reading “5 Ways To Protect Your Family From A Possible Financial Crisis”

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Disputing a Will: Steps to Take

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A will is an official piece of documentation that showcases a deceased person’s final wishes with regards to their finances, assets, and estate. It is a vitally important piece of information, as it ensures that a person’s bequeathal instructions are carried out exactly how they wanted them to be. Continue reading “Disputing a Will: Steps to Take”

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How To Be Eco-Friendly On A Budget

Ok, so since making a lot of changes over the last year in order to become more eco-friendly there has been one obstacle that I have come up against time and time again: the sheer cost. Yep, as soon as you start looking for products that start with the word ‘eco’ you can guarantee that the price is going to be far higher than your usual product. I look at it in the same way I had to when I was getting married and when I was expecting. Add wedding to the front of something and the price usually triples, add baby to the front of something or even maternity and the price can roughly double Continue reading “How To Be Eco-Friendly On A Budget”

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3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Sell Your Home When You Move To A New One

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Every family ends up moving house at least once. Usually, you start off in a small place, then more kids come along, and you need to upsize to something bigger. Typically, you will sell your old home when you move into the new one. It seems natural seeing as you won’t live there anymore, so why bother keeping it?!  Continue reading “3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Sell Your Home When You Move To A New One”

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Money Manage Your Way To Becoming A Stay At Home Mom

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There are too many reasons to list why becoming a stay at home mom (or dad) is a great choice to make, but let’s take a shot at a few! 

  • It means you don’t miss your kids’ milestones, and your children get to spend valuable time with the person they love the most.
  • You don’t have to fork out for expenses on travelling to and from work, uniforms and lunches.
  • Also, it means you have some freedom and flexibility to organise your day how you see fit without a strict working regime.

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4 Common Budgeting Mistakes

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When it comes to financial management, there’s no greater tool than a well-designed budget. While the idea of living to a budget can often be seen as restrictive, the opposite is actually true: a good budget allows you to live life with a minimum of financial stress, safe in the knowledge that all of your family’s expenses will always be met. Continue reading “4 Common Budgeting Mistakes”