Parenting & Money

  • Buying your first family home

    We love our home. It’s the only home we’ve ever owned and even though we’ve considered moving, we’ve now made the decision to stay put and turn it in to our forever home. Plans were submitted to the council last week to extend and totally redesign it – and we love them! Fingers crossed they […]

  • How you CAN survive financially during maternity leave

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    Maternity leave finances We’ve just had one of our team who was due to start back after maternity leave next Monday decide that she’s not coming back. I don’t blame her. I loved being with my babies and I was fortunate that from a money perspective, I didn’t have to go back to work. I […]

  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme Is Closing : What Should You Do

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      When I decided to return to work, one of the biggest shocks was the cost of childcare. We have luckily benefited from Childcare Vouchers to help pay our nursery fees. Every bit of help working families get towards these often-substantial bills is welcomed. We are fortunate that we are signed up and will continue […]

  • Junior ISA: the best way to save for children?

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    Please be aware that any form of stock market investment can go up and down over time. You may want to consider advice from a qualified financial advisor before opening a Stocks and Shares ISA. Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays […]

  • Christmas gift guide : practical presents for Mums

    It’s that time of the year…. Christmas present planning and buying is in full swing! This year I’ve asked for recommendations for ideas for practical presents for Mums to give me some inspiration and I’ve had some great responses. So if you’re on the lookout for great gift ideas for that special woman in your […]