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Many stay at home mummys are always thinking about what they can do to make a little more money. The good news is that there are super smart ways of making a little bit more money right out of the comfort of your home. Here are some options that you choose from. ...

While the economy is better than it was a few years ago, it still feels uncertain.  One of the best ways you can provide security to your family is to be financially solvent.  Ideally, you’ll have an emergency fund of three to six months (though some financial advisors suggest as much as six to twelve months).  That number can be overwhelming, especially if you’re still paying down student loans and credit card debt. If there isn’t any extra money in the budget to start paying down your debt or building an emergency fund so you...

Early retirement is an ambitious and worthwhile goal – and despite the doom and gloom in and around financial markets since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), early retirement is possible. All you need is a well thought out plan and some clearly defined action steps to set you on the road – and then it’s just a matter of following your course and staying focused until your goals are reached. Below are five steps to planning your early retirement – why not get started today? Be Clear About Your Goals Take some time to get very,...

So much emphasis these days is placed on the importance of value. Opening any magazine or website, you’ll be crowded by articles on how to make your money go further. And of course this is hugely important, especially when so many of us are working on a budget. Food, bills and travel are all rising in cost every year, and wages are rarely rising in line with inflation. It can sometimes seem like the odds are stacked against us. But it can also make sense to spend a bit more. A quality product will sometimes outlast its cheap counterpart...

There can be many reasons why you may want to begin a personal fundraising project. Some reasons can be heartbreaking; such as taking a sick child visit on holiday, or perhaps even buying vital (but expensive) medical equipment for them. Or, you may be trying to help a neighbour who has been made homeless by a natural disaster. Whatever your reasons, fundraising can be a challenge, particularly in tough economic times. These days, there lots of online fundraising sites that can host your appeal, but how do you get your page to stand out?...

Image via David Martyn Hunt Sadly, making good money these days is far from easy. However, a lot of the time, we’re missing out on opportunities to make a quick penny from the comfort of our own homes, sat in front of our computers. The internet has become a thriving cyber-market for big companies and individuals alike, and with ease of use a massive positive, literally anybody can get involved. Here are our best tips of how to make some extra money quickly online. 1 – eBay Those shoes you don’t wear anymore, or that necklace...

It’s no secret: having children is expensive. In fact, the average parent will spend more than £51,000 on each child before they turn 18, according to a study by Quidco.com. It’s not exactly surprising. From the moment they’re born, children need a lot of stuff. Even as tiny newborns who do nothing but eat, sleep and poop, they seem to need an extraordinary amount of possessions. And none of them comes cheap. Before you precious bundle of joy even arrives, you’re looking at pushchairs, car seats, cots and highchairs....

I’ve not posted about it on here yet, as I didn’t want to jinx anything; but me and Matt are buying our first house at the end of the month! It’s taken a while to go through, but we’re getting there and now we are working our way through a huge list of things we need to buy for the big move. ...

credit link Stay-at-home mums are getting a lot of unfair bad press lately. The idea that mums should stay at home and look after their growing children is becoming outdated. This is, in no small way, related to the single women that have babies and claim benefits without ever having worked a day in their lives. Unfortunately, this tarnishes the responsible parents who simply want to give their child the best start in life that the possible can. Being a mum, however, doesn’t mean your life is over. Many mums manage to earn a good living...

Image reproduced with permission At a time of year when most of us are already feeling the pinch, December can be a pretty stressful month for a lot of people. Although we all like to save face and display the Christmas cheer, financial issues can start to get us down as we approach the big day, which is why I felt the need to write this short post. Sometimes our minds can become clouded, especially when there’s an element of worry involved, so spend the next few minutes reading through the rest of this article, and I’ll do my utmost...

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