Should You Budget for Having Kids?

This post contains affiliate links. Having children is a magical experience and there really is nothing to compare it to. Children won’t just change your life, they will turn it upside down, inside out and fill it with confetti and glitter. You won’t know what hit you! But though the experience is incomparable, sadly many young couples are choosing not to have children because they are worried about the financial implications. This is an entirely understandable position but putting off children until you are completely ready may mean that you miss the opportunity. It might not be a popular topic, […]

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Reducing The Cost of Having Kids

This post contains affiliate links. Let’s face it, kids can be expensive. Trust me, I have three!  Not only do you have enhanced needs as parents, but with so many more costs associated with life, now that you are having to provide for a new  member of your family things can feel financially overwhelming at times. The challenge, particularly as kids get older and start wanting all the things they want, from ice creams to toys and vacations, is that what was once you and your partner going to a theme park – that price has now doubled, maybe even […]

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3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Unexpected Crippling Expenses

This post is a collaboration. Life’s pretty stressful all by itself, and sooner or later, we encounter challenges, hardships, setbacks, and irritations of various degrees that can knock us down and keep us on the floor for a while. It’s not a very pleasant fact, but it is simply the way things are. The good news is that life also is, and can be, a beautiful and uplifting experience, and that there’s plenty of joy, potential, happiness, meaning, and fulfilment out there to offset the bad. What’s more, there are various things we can all do in our own lives […]

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Here’s Why Haggling Makes Cents

This post contains affiliate links. For more info on our relationship with affiliates click here. Haggling – isn’t that something they do in markets in the Middle East? Shouldn’t you only do it when you want a new car? There are certain times when even us Americans will haggle like a pro. That’s because, for some reason, it’s okay to start negotiating with a car salesman. At a dealership, their rates are never set in stone. Well, the same goes for debts too. Yep, they might seem as if they are as strict as a demon principal but they are […]

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Interesting Ways To Earn A Little Extra Money

This post contains affiliate links. For more info on our relationship with affiliates click here. Everyone could do with knowing how to earn a little extra money from time to time. Whether it is because you are stuck in a little bit of a tight spot for a few days until payday, or you would just like some extra cash to spend on yourself, it’s great knowing that there are always things you can do to bring about more wealth into your life. The truth is that being able to manage money is just about knowing what to do with […]

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A Healthy Life Doesn’t Have To Come With A Hefty Price Tag

This post contains affiliate links. We live in an age of unparalleled innovation in the field of healthcare. We have all the tools we need at our disposal to vastly improve our health and live long, healthy, and happy lives. On paper, we should all be lean, slender and toned with healthy resting heart rates. We have access to medicine and good food that our ancestors could hardly dream of. And yet, we (especially in the US) are plagued by heart disease, diabetes, and cancers which are utterly preventable. Why? Because of the western diet and our increasingly sedentary lifestyle. […]

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Could You Be Making More Money?

This is a collaboration post. As parents, we want nothing more than the best for our families, and often that can mean one or both of you head out to work each day to earn some form of income for the family budget. It might not be what you want to do, and it certainly may not be enough, but you do what you got to do, right? The truth is, we can often do more, we just don’t know what to do or how to do it. I thought I would share with you some suggestions that could help […]

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Are You Where You Want To Be With Your Money?

This post contains affiliate links. For more information on affiliate links click here. Money talk isn’t something that we’re all comfortable with. In fact, talking about, dealing with, and being okay with money is something that we can all find hard! But why is it that we find finances so intimidating? And why do we struggle to really get to where we want to be with our money? Well, for most people, it’s the lack of knowledge, control, or even understanding. You weren’t always taught how to take care of your money, how to grow your money, or how to […]

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Making The Most Of Unexpected Money Gains.

This is a collaboration post. Whether you’ve just learned that you’re going to inherit a comfortable amount of money or you’re due financial compensation, unexpected gains can give you the opportunity to build new wealth plans for your family. Ultimately, it’s fair to say that small sums can be saved for future vacations, or repurposed as part of a home improvement project. But once you touched a more substantial amount, you can begin to consider effective investment strategies for you and your family. Ultimately, the secret is to find the best possible way for you to spend or save your […]

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4 Ways To Save Money On Electronics

We can use technology for an awful lot these days. I know my family does (my son is homeschooled online and I work from home on the computer). Almost all people have a phone and a computer in our households, something that was still quite contentious in the 90s, and nowadays we couldn’t imagine life without them! That means you’ve probably spent quite a lot on your technological side of life, and you’re possibly regretting that considering how much these items can break down or start malfunctioning. But you can still save yourself some money here. We try not to […]

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