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Save or Splurge? Budgeting for Baby Gear

Baby Gear You Can Save Money On As wonderful as it is to start a family and raise a baby, the costs can be quite astronomical. According to The Times Money Mentor, the average cost for the first 12 months of having a baby will set you back by £6,000 (or

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How to Teach Kids to Save Money

How to Teach Kids to Save Money is a guest post from Elkyra over at Easy Parenting Hacks How to Teach Kids to Save Money Want to teach kids to save money? Saving money is an important life skill that we all need to learn to increase our wealth and

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Ways to save money at Center Parcs

Wait…save money at Center Parcs?! I know, the title of this is a bit of an oxymoron, as if you are on a tight budget then Center Parcs is probably not top of your list for a budget UK break. However, the whole philosophy of my blog is to be

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37 Cheap And Free Summer Activities for Kids

School summer holidays can be an expensive time keeping kids entertained, and for many parents this can mean the budget goes out of the window. Endless days out can be costly, and while it’s great to enjoy a theme park or big attraction, having cheap and free summer activities can

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22 Thrifty Halloween Ideas for Kids

Half term is approaching for most of the UK, and for a lot of parents that means time to fill entertaining the kids which can add up to a great deal of expense. Below I list some of my favourite thrifty Halloween ideas for activities in and out of the

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