10K… Our Way! Raising Money for Young Minds

Young Minds is a fantastic charity that means alot to me personally; they work hard to provide information and support for children and adolescents with mental health concerns, as well as their families. They also campaign to improve mental health services for young people, which is currently lacking in many areas of the country. Their … Continue reading “10K… Our Way! Raising Money for Young Minds”

Are You Wasting Money In The Worst Areas?

Do you have trouble with money? It’s possible that you struggle to save because your money is actually draining away in wasteful areas. There are lots of areas in life where you might be spending a lot more than you actually need to. Cut the cost, and you will find you have a lot more … Continue reading “Are You Wasting Money In The Worst Areas?”

What To Do When You Need Money Fast

If you’re in a bind and need some quick cash it can be a very frustrating and emotionally distressing position to be in. Nobody likes to be backed into a corner, but if unfortunate circumstances prevail then what you really need are some options – and you need them fast. So here is some inspiration … Continue reading “What To Do When You Need Money Fast”

The Pocket Money Debate: How Much, How Often and What For? 

We have recently been discussing pocket money and debating whether it should be earned or given? If it is to be earned, what should it be for? And how much is reasonable? Personally, I feel that the concept of earning money is important. It helps to promote independence and a good work ethic. But I … Continue reading “The Pocket Money Debate: How Much, How Often and What For? “

Switching Energy Providers To Save Money

Roughly this time last year, we switched our energy provider to a clean energy company in a bid to make our lives greener. We chose to switch from British Gas to Good Energy via 38 Degrees Big Switch. We found it incredibly easy to do this, it seriously took no effort at all, and we saved alot … Continue reading “Switching Energy Providers To Save Money”

The Growing Your Money Guide

One of the things I’m always very conscious of as a parent is our family’s finances. These are challenging times for the UK, and there seems to be growing conjecture that times are about to get even tougher. Whilst I try not to worry too much about the wider economic issues that are largely beyond … Continue reading “The Growing Your Money Guide”

Energy Waste: How To Save Money On Bills 

Energy waste is a huge problem – for everyone. It not only impacts our environment but it also costs money too. This infographic by Underfloor Heating Trade Supplies shows how much energy the UK wastes and how this compares to other countries. Perhaps more importantly, it also explains the ways we can save energy (and how much … Continue reading “Energy Waste: How To Save Money On Bills “

Why Installing Solar Panels on Your Home Can Save You Money

Should you, or shouldn’t you? If there is one thing that polarises opinion, it’s how to buy into your own reliable source of alternative energy. Many home and business owners are considering solar panels with reports of how much money you could save on your energy bills encouraging. A relatively simple system and easy to … Continue reading “Why Installing Solar Panels on Your Home Can Save You Money”

Young Minds: #HelloYellow and I Did It… (10k) My Way!

Last month, I wrote about doing a 10k ‘virtual’ race for the charity Young Minds. I thought I should write a quick update post (it’s a little late, but anyway) to say that I completed it! I took it slow, due to my current fitness levels and a lack of sleep (thanks for that, Squiggle!) … Continue reading “Young Minds: #HelloYellow and I Did It… (10k) My Way!”

Energy saving tips: Are solar panels right for my home?

On paper, the prospect of using solar panels – otherwise known as solar photovoltaic or solar PV panels – to meet your home’s energy needs looks very promising. Imagine always having a stream of free electricity on tap, with its availability affected only by the sun. This is the ideal, anyway – but, in practice, … Continue reading “Energy saving tips: Are solar panels right for my home?”