Having a family, a home, a job, friends, and a social life, can take up a lot of your time, and a whole heap of your money. So being able to look for some ways to save, especially on the everyday ‘must haves’ is a really good idea. When you’re able to do this, it can free up some disposable income, and mean more money to pay off debts, as well as more money for your family. It is a pretty general statement, but most people know that budgeting and being able to make some smart choices with their money, will help them save money in the long … [Read more...] about Frugal Living and Saving on the Must Haves
Several years ago I made the switch from using paper and plastic bags to cloth bags. It's one small step that I could make to help be more eco-friendly to the world I am leaving for my children. Yes, I need to throw them in the washing machine now and again when something spills versus throwing them out - but the that little added step is nothing compared to the thousands of pounds or waste that hits our landfills every single day. According to Jen and Farzan, small business owners of The Lotus Trolley Bag, the average American uses 1,500 … [Read more...] about Giveaway: Lotus Trolley Bag for 1 Lucky Reader ends October 31, 2018
Being a parent is a rigorous enterprise. Being a single parent can seem like an uphill struggle. As we make a start on the New Year it can feel that while your childless and coupled friends are making the usual New Year’s resolutions about weight loss and career progression, you’re just hoping that you’ll be able to keep your head above water both financially and psychologically. Coping with the harsh financial realities of being a single parent can be extremely emotionally demanding and place a great strain on your self-confidence. … [Read more...] about Single Moms: You Can Achieve Financial Independence in 2018!
There are a lot of stresses to consider when raising a family, and many of them are financial. Many of us focus on the big stuff. Will you be able to afford your kids’ educations? Will you be in a position to help them buy a house? These are legitimate concerns, and thinking about them from the off is the best chance you have of being in a position to fulfil them. But, it isn’t only the big worries which can become an issue. Small expenses can also leave us in trouble. Most notably, this includes your food bill. No matter what, you need enough … [Read more...] about Stop Your Food Shop From Eating Your Budget
We all need to eat, and many of us want to eat well. But how can we do that without spending an absolute fortune on food? You can save a fortune on your food shop, and this post is going to tell you how. Read on to learn the secrets that will save you so much money! Stop Buying Brand Names Brand names cost a whole lot more than supermarket brands. You wouldn’t mind if they were much better quality, but the fact is, many of them aren’t. You can buy supermarket brands for so much cheaper, and yet the quality and taste of the product will often … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know to Save a TON on Food Shopping
Running a household is no less difficult than managing a business. Just like a business can’t be managed without a plan, one can’t run a house without a budget. And with the costs of all items spiraling upwards, making a budget is the only way to run a household and keep your sanity intact at the same time. If your grocery bills are sky-high and you want to do something to cut costs, help is at hand. These simple suggestions will help you bring down your expenses. Analyze Your Spending Habits and Expenses If you want to keep your expenses … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Simple Suggestions to Keep Grocery Expenses in Check
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