• The Truth About How to Make Money Blogging

    The chances are you have come across a blog in your lifetime. Or maybe you’re already a blogger, or you’ve dabbled in the past but never really got anywhere. Lots of people look at me blankly when I tell them that I make money through my blog, but once I explain how to make money blogging it all starts to make sense. When I first started my blog, I had a kind of notion that it was possible to make money but absolutely no idea how. We’ve all seen the big names floating around, most of whom make a steady income. Some of the really big names makes hundreds of…

  • Not only do they take up a lot of space, time , and energy, but kids are a bit of a drain on the old bank balance too. Ways to save money on a tight budget becomes a serious talking point between most new parents (and old ones!)

    55 Ways to Live the Good Life When You Lose A Salary

    Its no secret that the household finances get a little tighter with the addition of tiny people. Not only do they take up a lot of space, time , and energy, but they are a bit of a drain on the old bank balance too. Ways to save money on a tight budget becomes a serious talking point between most new parents (and old ones!) Add to this the inevitability that either Mum or Dad will probably have to cut their working hours or give up work altogether, and it can be easy to spend more time in the red each month than you do in the black. It might…

  • My brother is one of the people I admire most in the world. I don't admire his bank account (okay, maybe a bit ;-)), and I don't admire his career. I admire his self belief and powers of visualisation.

    Visualisation Ain’t for Me…

    My brother is one of the people I admire most in the world. As a kid, he harnessed the power of visualisation. As young as 5, he would set his mind on something and nearly always achieve it. Whether it was saving up his pennies (literally coppers) for months until he had enough for the toy he’d been coveting, or scrounging wood from skips to build some contraption he’d been dreaming up, he did it. Like lots of kids his age, he believed he could do anything.   The big difference with him was that he believed it – like really believed it – and then let nothing get in…

  • Whether you're trying to save money, shave inches off your waist, or even both, using a weekly meal planner is one of the best ways to make a quick start.

    This Weekly Meal Planner will Revolutionise Your Home

    If you haven’t already heard, meal planning is big news right now. You’ve probably seen or heard meal planning being talked about in various places. Whether you’re trying to save money, shave inches off your waist, or even both, using a weekly meal planner is one of the best ways to make a quick start.   I’ve been meal planning for a few years now, and if I’m entirely honest the idea of stepping foot in a supermarket without a plan feels like total craziness to me, despite spending years doing just that. No plan usually means totally blowing the budget and filling the trolley with junk. It almost always…

  • Whatever your reason for wanting to save money, the best way to save money is to start by getting your income and expenses written down somewhere.

    Take Control of Your Money This Year + FREE Epic Monthly Budget & Savings Calculator

    These days we live on a pretty tight budget. We’re not flat broke by any stretch of the imagination, but when I gave up my career to be with the kids full time we gave up the lifestyle that went with my fairly substantial salary, and had to find the best way to save money on everyday living. I was the main breadwinner for a long time, and we were fortunate to live more than comfortably. So comfortably, in fact, that when I look back now I kind of cringe at how much we used to spend on pointless things, and how bad I was at managing our finances. We…