Work, Business, Money

If your money means a lot to you, we’ve got you covered.

Feeling ripped off? It pays to compare prices when shopping for in cartridges

When you started to use your first printer – whether it was a home or office-based one – you probably just gritted your teeth and paid the high price for branded ink cartridges. After all, to use compatible or refilled cartridges would destroy your printer and invalidate your warranty, wouldn’t it? Or at least that’s what most manufacturers put in their literature about replacing ink cartridges. So we begrudgingly buy branded ink to avoid any issues – or more cost. But is this really the case?

How to build a business in your spare time

 

Juggling motherhood, employment and all of life’s other challenges can start you thinking about the practicality of starting your own business. Being able to work to your own timetable and not having to answer to a manager could definitely alleviate some of the pressures of being a working mother.

So, if starting your own business is a pursuit you’re giving serious thought to, here are a few tips to get your plans off to a strong start and guide you in the direction of success.

#Ditch the New Year's Resolutions

Forget new year’s resolutions – draw your life instead

Every year, half the planet probably draws up a list of must-dos. You can guess them already, can’t you? The infamous bucket-list of things to do that will revolutionalise a part of or all of our existence. Nah!

Come the end of January, when all the guilt of slipping up on the faddy diet, ditching that impossible exercise regime, telling your boss to take a hike and whatever else, we’re either consumed with guilt (for a millisecond) or have given up completely. at this point, the gym membership, exercise equipment ad smoothie blenders are taking up much-needed space. 

new year,new approach to being a working mum

New year: your new approach to being a working mum

Do you feel like you have to constantly prove yourself in the workplace because you’re a working mum? With most of us having a few days off because of the Christmas and bank holidays, this is your chance to go back to work renewed and ready to stand firm!

We don’t ask to be treated like martyrs, or for a medal, neither do we ask for special treatment, just because we have children. Most of us working mums just want to get on – by that I mean getting on with the work we’re being paid to do. Most of us want to get in with that work without feeling as though every step we take in the workplace is being scrutinised in case any semblance of life outside it is impacting on our work or how we do it.

Nine clever money hacks every working mum needs to know

When it comes to cash, every working mum who is serious about making money should be on top of her bank balance. You don’t need to be a Scrooge or an investment banker to know how to take care of your money, you just need to know how to make your money work for you.

These simple and clever money hacks will help you take charge of your money and start making your money work harder for y.

How to have a ‘Miracle Morning’

There comes a time in our lives when we decide to make big changes. Sometimes, it’s about making a huge overhaul and other times it’s about making a small change that will impact our lives for the better (hopefully!).

Mine was the death of my mother, whom I loved dearly and miss immensely. Nothing can describe the feeling of being alone, when you have so many people around you, when you lose someone who was a core part of your life.

That turning point in my life basically forced me to look for ways to fill the gap – as much as she is irreplaceable, the pain of losing her is replaceable, and my aim was to find a way to make waking up every morning easier, and to make sure that the pain was replaced by another feeling so that I could function as a mother, wife, entrepreneur… A person.

New guide to snap up that new job!

New year, new job! If going back to work after Christmas was torture, it’s time to look for something else. Maybe you’ve been putting off looking for a new job and have a list of excuses longer than your toddler’s Christmas shopping list why you shouldn’t bother.