It’s no secret that the cost of living is forever on the increase. And, with wages stagnating, many parents are struggling to feed their families a healthy, balanced diet. It’s all too easy to invest in fries, pasta and rice and feed these to your family day in, day out. However, if you take the time to prepare your meals in advance, shop at discount stores, and are willing to cook meals from scratch, there is no reason why you cannot feed a large family healthy meals on a budget. In this article, we’re going to provide you with a list of tips to follow that will help you do just that.
Planning a wedding is wonderfully exciting, and this is especially true if you are considering hosting your wedding in New York. However, it can also be very stressful, especially as there is a lot to consider when it comes to planning a wedding. It’s your special day after all, and you will want it to be just right. Hopefully, these tips will help you to reduce the stress and increase the excitement.
Buying your first home can be an exciting time, especially if you are looking forward to finally owning a home of your own and no longer putting money into the pocket of your landlord after renting for so many years. However, first time homebuyers often look at the benefits of buying a home and forget that there are some hidden expenses that they need to account for. When planning for your very first home purchase, take ample time to learn about those hidden expenses and then learn how to budget for your home so that you aren’t confronted with unexpected costs that you now can’t afford. We have been saving for quite some time now and I am getting excited about the light at the end of the tunnel.
Have you ever sat and added up the total costs of all of your children’s birthday parties? Whether they are at home, with all the frills or hired locations with hired equipment. A recent survey by Sunlife Direct shows just how much families across Britain are spending on a party. I live in between the London and East Anglia candle and on average it is about £90 per party, you can see the breakdown in the image below. So with Noah’s fifth birthday coming up, it really got me thinking about how he can have a fun birthday party without spending a fortune.
There’s no denying family holidays can be expensive, but as a survey by Admiral found, more than 50% of families would sacrifice other household expenses to ensure they could still take one. Everyone loves a good holiday, but if a week away leaves you scrimping and saving to pay off credit card bills that puts a lot of stress on the household. Don’t let holiday expenses run away with you. With a little organisation and (and some restraint!) you can have a great family holiday without breaking the bank.
It was a little task of my recently to see where I could stretch my money further, but not scrimping on quality, you might think it is impossible to get both at the same time. It isn’t. I was quite surprised that House of Fraser, who I view as a luxury shop with luxury, expensive prices do have lots of products that are affordable.
Whether you’re moving into a new property or have decided that some tired rooms need an overhaul, you’ll need to think about furniture. Wood furniture that has been properly cared for and maintained can be a real investment, and can be passed down through your family. Wood is a long-lasting, durable and inherently attractive choice that will lend a sense of elegance and class to any room in the house.