Saving Money

A selection of articles focused on saving money.

Coping Financially On Maternity Leave

Coping Financially On Maternity Leave

Finding out you are pregnant should be a happy moment.  It was for us.  But that didn’t mean that we weren’t then later hit by the “oh my goodness!  How are we going to cope financially on maternity leave?” moment.

 

I was absolutely determined to take a full year off work to spend with m… Read more

Posted by Charlotte Jessop in Making Money, Saving Money, 0 comments
Food Intolerances For Less

Food Intolerances For Less

There’s a lot of food I can’t eat.  I’m a coeliac so that’s no gluten.  I’m lactose intolerant so no dairy.  And my most recent diagnosis is IBS so I’ve gone low FODMAP too.  When you look at the list of foods that I can’t eat then you will start to wonder what I live on.

 

Here is how … Read more

Posted by Charlotte Jessop in Meal Planning, Saving Money, 0 comments
How Doing Your Own Household Repair Jobs Can Save You Serious Money

How Doing Your Own Household Repair Jobs Can Save You Serious Money

Our dishwasher broke a little while back.  It was making some funny whirring noises that had the husband and I convinced that it could work, but ultimately left scratching our heads.  Although we are both some what lacking in the DIY and technical skills needed, we LOVE having a go at household repa… Read more

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The Must Have Money Apps For Tablets

The Must Have Money Apps For Tablets

So you’ve got a great deal on a tablet and you want to make it work for you.  Luckily, there are plenty of apps available that can turn your new purchase from lavish expenditure into a money spinning device.

 

When I buy anything like this: tablet, laptop or phone I like to try and find a way fo… Read more

Posted by Charlotte Jessop in Making Money, Saving Money, 0 comments
How To Have A Very Merry Frugal Christmas

How To Have A Very Merry Frugal Christmas

Christmas has officially started for me!  My Christmas shopping has started and I’m already stockpiling food for the big day.  The other day I spent most of the morning singing Mistletoe and Wine.

 

As much as I love Christmas, the thought of it does make me sweat a little.  It’s … Read more

Posted by Charlotte Jessop in Saving Money, 9 comments
Why NOT To Aim For Financial Independence

Why NOT To Aim For Financial Independence

I realise that this may be controversial.  Some people may read this and disagree.  But our goal is not financial independence.  At least, it is not on the cards for us right now.  Instead, we are working on a slightly different situation.

 

For us, we are working on financial stability.  T… Read more

Posted by Charlotte Jessop in Saving Money, 3 comments
Why An Emergency Fund Needs To Be Your Priority

Why An Emergency Fund Needs To Be Your Priority

The day my husband and I fully stocked our emergency fund, it was like a weight had been lifted off our shoulders.  Suddenly, we were financially prepared for every eventuality that would come our way.

 

For most of my life, and definitely most of my adult life, I have always had some savings.  T… Read more

Posted by Charlotte Jessop in Saving Money, 9 comments
How To Save Money Fast

How To Save Money Fast

We’ve all got things that we want to save for.  Whether we are looking to boost our emergency funds, save for that dream holiday, get a deposit for your first house or just to prove you can.

 

It is my belief that everyone is capable of saving.  And I believe that you should be saving money even if … Read more

Posted by Charlotte Jessop in Saving Money, 5 comments