Are you sitting on a small fortune at home with unused it’s you’ve left to collect dust in cupboards, in the shed and everywhere else in between? If you’re thinking about decluttering and don’t want to just throw out unused possessions then why not get some money back for your
There’s been a lot of publicity on government cuts since the Coalition’s budget reforms last year. But it seems that many families are just trying to get by without claiming benefits that they are actually entitled to. New research published by Turn2us, part of national charity Elizabeth Finn Care, has
If you claim tax credits, your renewal pack will hit your doormat anytime this week until June, ahead of the 31 July 2013 tax credit renewal deadline. HMRC is urging people to let them know about any changes to their circumstances that they haven’t already reported, such as changes to
Hands up if you know or have known of at least one Avon lady? Somehow when you see that brochure, you know exactly what to expect. Did you know that Avon and other businesses like it (Virgin at Home, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Kleeneze…) are all network marketing businesses?
In times of austerity just about every savvy mum is looking for ways to claw back money and use it elsewhere, or save for those rainy days. It’s dull, boring, and sometimes a bit disheartening when you look at the cost of living your life and having a family to
Are you a childminder? Would you like help with understanding tax, National insurance and learn how to keep your financial records in order? HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is offering self-employed childminders free online webinars to help with tax issues. You can watch and participate in the live webinars from
Are you looking for a way to make money without leaving your home because of childcare? Have you thought about taking surveys? While they aren’t the most glamorous, you can take surveys in your own time, and even on your mobile phone, and be making money wherever you are.
Are you thinking about taking on a second job to bring more money home? Do you work already and have young children? Have you worked out how much time you actually have to take on another job – with the responsibility of juggling a family? Here are some things to
We live in a world where compensation claims have entered the popular psyche. This puts the individual and more prevalently the business owner at great risk of being sued. Some of these claims may be entirely justifiable due to gross professional negligence whereas others may be more innocuous; the point
Do you feel like a dog who’s chasing its tail when it comes to work and money? Working all the available hours and still come short in the money stakes?
Time might not actually be money, but for most of us they certainly have a lot in common. You can never have enough of either. Other people always seem to have more ‘free’ time and money than you. And there’s always that niggling feeling that your bad habits mean you’re
The government has made it clear that when it comes to austerity measures no one is protected – even families with young children. So the 7th January 2013 saw the axe go down on the former universal benefit (child benefit) for families where one parent earns £50,000 or more per
Food is one of the highest bills for most families, and quite often it’s buying the right things at the wrong prices. As working mums, we tend to take ownership of the food shopping so it’s one area that we have control over and can make a huge financial impact
According to a new report by Family Investments it takes working mums four months to break even from the cost if childcare. It’s quite a humbling thought, really, because every month or week most if us just see the direct debit come out, or get a sinking feeling when we
With the economy seemingly entering a triple-dip recession, money is still very tight for many households across the nation. The festivities of Christmas are particularly bad news for the bank balance, which is why so many people look into part-time second jobs to supplement their income. One avenue that is
Whether your child’s father is in the picture or not, single mothers typicallay have a lot more financial stress in their lives than if they lived with their spouse or partner. Here are some things to bear in mind if your relationship has broken down, and some tips to help
These days, it is possible to take out an insurance policy for virtually any reason to cover any sort of asset; after all, supermodel Heidi Klum’s legs are insured, famously, for £1.3 million.
Broken frames, scratched lenses, lost glasses… The cost of being a glasses wearer can start to rack up when you are accident prone. And if you have young adventurers in you house, who always find something fascinating to do with the contents of your handbag, then you’re more susceptible to