• We're all looking for a way to walk away from traditional work and make money from home, but most of us aren't really pursuing it.

    Do This One Thing to Take Your Blog to the Next Level

    What’s the one thing stopping you from pushing your blog to the next level? I would bet that most of you will say something money related. We’re all looking for a way to walk away from traditional work and make money from home, but most of us aren’t really pursuing it.   It could be that you don’t think you have enough time to devote to your blog because you’re still working full or part time. It could be that you don’t think you’ll make enough money to do it full time. Maybe you’re not even sure how to monetise your blog.   Whatever your reasons, and wherever you are…

  • Every home needs a budget. It doesn't matter if you're a millionaire family or on a seriously tight shoestring, you need a household budget. Having a good, working budget will mean that you always have control of your finances, rather than letting your financial situation have control over you.

    How to Run a Household Budget Like a Ninja

    Every home needs a budget. It doesn’t matter if you’re a millionaire family or on a seriously tight shoestring, you need a household budget. Having a good, working budget will mean that you always have control of your finances, rather than letting your financial situation have control over you.   You Need a Household Budget How many times have you checked your bank balance and found there’s way less then you expected? Or even worse, not checked your bank balance at all because you’re afraid of what it might say. Even if your household income is above average (in fact sometimes especially when it’s above average) it can be all…

  • 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…

  • So if you're feeling the pinch this month, here are my 9 top tips to save money and survive the January financial blues without feeling like you're totally destitute.

    9 Easy Ways to Save Money this January

    Most of us feel the pinch in January, what with the aftermath and indulgence of Christmas and the New Year. Credit cards are nearing their limits, and bank balances are looking less than healthy. Gone are the days of “fuck it, it’s Christmas”, replaced with “Oh shit, we better tighten those belts…” It was fun while it lasted, eh?! For us this January came with an extra financial ‘cry into your coffee’ moment because Mr C started a new job a week before Christmas. With a fab pay rise, the new job is a great thing. Or at least it will be. Leaving his old job part way through the…

  • Halloween Hacks. If your skill doesn't happen to be of the creative variety, don't worry I've got you covered for an Instagrammable Halloween with very minimal skill or effort required! It's ok, you can thank me later :-)

    Halloween Hacks: How to do a Budget Halloween Even if You’re Not Creative

    Autumn is the time of year that all my juices start flowing. There’s a whole bunch of amazing sensory things going on, from smells to colours, textures to taste. And there’s something about these sensory treats that sets off the creator in me, especially with events like Halloween, Guy Fawkes (bonfire) Night, and later Christmas, to start planning. Halloween is the first of the bunch, and perhaps the most obviously creative given that it’s traditional to carve elaborate and spooky faces (and other things) into great big pumpkins. The carving involves first planning and drawing something spooky, followed by hollowing out and actually carving the thing. The thing is, not…