Food poverty in the U.K is real and life has been made considerably harder for many who were on the breadline already with the introduction of universal credit. While U.K food banks really do appreciate all donations there are plenty of things you can do to ensure your donation is exactly what they need and will be the most possible help to someone in need. Here are some things to consider when donating to your local Food Bank this year.
Would you be prepared if you were to suddenly be made redundant? Here are my tips for staying on top of your finances if there is a chance you could be made redundant in the near future
If you watch the news and read the papers it seems as though each week there is a different company experiencing financial difficulty and heading towards administration. Following a huge decline in high-street spending recent months have seen the closure of retail giants such as Maplin and Toys R Us with Poundworld following suit in recent weeks.
Preparing financially for Becoming a New Mum can be daunting – Here’s what I’m doing to try and make things easier on our family finances in the run up to our baby arriving
At the time of writing this I am 31 weeks pregnant with my first child. As always I’m thinking about our future and our finances and how best to prepare for the weeks and months ahead. Because this baby is my first, I’ve got no idea how I’m going to feel as a new mum in the days and weeks after she’s born – so I’m preparing financially now in the hope that in that in those precious early weeks I can focus on my newborn baby girl and nothing else.
When is the best time to take debt advice?
Today I have guest post from Sara Williams who writes about everything to do with debt and credit ratings at her personal website Debt Camel. She is also a debt adviser at her local Citizens Advice.
Debt advisers help people with problems debts – but how do you know if your debts are that bad? After all most people have credit cards, and overdrafts are pretty common… and most people wish they weren’t so big…
When attempting a more budget friendly lifestyle, treats that could be considered ‘Self Care’ can often go right out of the window – however, looking after yourself is important even when saving money.
There are many reasons you could be suddenly facing a new, more budget friendly lifestyle. Whether it’s to pay off accumulated debts, a change in circumstance or simply that you want to get more value for your money day to day often some the treats that are the first thing to go when watching the pennies are also a form a self care for many of us. Particularly if you are a busy Mum or business woman that little bit of me time can have a huge affect on your mental health day to day.
Here are my tips for practicing self care when you’re broke.
Each day I see more and more people on falling for these Facebook Scams – here’s what to look out for and keep yourself and your money safe.
I’ve made no secret of the fact the I bloody love Facebook. It’s the platform where I spend the majority of my social media time and I probably spend way more time on than I should. However, recently I’ve been seeing more and more of my friends and family sharing and falling various Facebook Scams. Scammers really are everywhere and will do whatever they can to get there hand on your personal details such as email addresses and passwords.
With over 80% of homeworkers reporting lower job-related stress levels, organisations hiring homeworkers see 50% less employee turnover, and 68% of young people showing more interest in a job with home working options. Statistics prove that working at home really is the future of employment. In fact, figures from the last five years show that a massive 4.2 million workers in the UK work from home, amounting to nearly 14% of employed people in the country.
It finally feels like spring is in the air and while you may be thinking about sprucing up your house with a spring clean, it may also be worth thinking about giving your finances a going over too
Spring has finally arrived and it’s time to start looking forward to warmer days, lighter nights and hopefully plenty of lovely summer sunshine. It’s also a time of year when people like to have a bit of a clean out, dust away the cobwebs and prepare for the new seasons ahead. Whilst planning a spring clean though, it might be worth thinking about giving your finances a bit of a spring clean too.
January round up: A quick overview of everything that’s happened this month including what I bought in the January sales.
Welcome to a new post on the blog that’s going to be a quick round up of everything that’s happened with me, my life and my finances over the course of each month. There’s lots of little things things that I do to make and save money over the weeks but they aren’t always big enough to warrant a whole dedicated blog post. It means I can include any personal news I might have shared on social media but not here on the blog and I’ll also be sharing my favorite bargains, apps and cheap hauls from the month.
In this Guest post Nick Daws explains how to make money by investing in Food and Drink with Primestox
Today I have guest post from fellow blogger Nick Daws who writes over at Pounds and Sense . He has quite a bit of experience with investing so I was keen to see what he had come up with for me as a newbie investor who doesn’t have a clue what she is doing! Investing can be a great way to make money long term and while there are risks involved it is still something that is worth looking into. Here Nick talks about making money with food and drink by investing with Primestox.Continue Reading