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How to negotiate a fairer deal on bills

How to negotiate a fairer deal on bills

Most of us want to spend less — especially when it comes to bills. Nobody deserves to pay more than they need to, so if you seek a fairer deal, you’re not alone. I always leave the bills bargaining to Hubby who makes a much better job of it than I do. VIEW the POST

How to budget for a rainy day

How to budget for a rainy day

If you’re on a budget, it can be hard to find money for those emergency purchases we all need to make from time to time. We all know the disillusionment we feel when we find that the washing machine is broken, the car breaks and needs repair. When things need replacing, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. However, with a little planning, you can breathe easy when you need to spend cash. Here is a guide on how to save money for a rainy day, even if you are on a budget. VIEW the POST

Your child is moving out for the first time: what should you teach them?

Your child is flying the nest to venture out to build a life for themselves. Fortunately not something I have to worry about for a good number of years yet. This can be an exciting, scary and emotional time for the both of you. It’s difficult as a parent to finally give your child that full amount of independence. It’s likely that your maternal instincts will kick in the week before they are set to leave, and you’ll be tempted to offer them to stay so you can protect them, take care of them, and make them all of their meals.

Family finance tips: how to lower your monthly bills

Family finance tips: how to lower your monthly bills

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to personal finance is figuring out ways to spend less money, and this challenge becomes even greater when you’ve got a family to look after. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to cut down on your monthly expenses, as even though some of the regular bills that you pay may seem small and insignificant on their own, when they’re all added up they can become a huge drain on financial resources. We’ve put together a few different ways in which you can cut your monthly expenses and have more money available for fun with your family.VIEW the POST

As a family can I cut my energy bills?

As a family can I cut my energy bills?

I recently teamed up with Zenith to answer the above question, could I reduce our family energy bills. Now we are a family of 4: there are more mouths to feed, bodies to clean and brains to entertain and that isn't a cheap task. VIEW the POST