Ways to save money: a series

After the huge success of my home buying post last week (this month I’ve surpassed my best views in the last 6 months!), I thought I would take the opportunity to write a series of posts featuring ways we save money in our everyday lives.

In my series I will be talking about some of the websites that we use a lot as well as up-and-coming sites that can help you to save money on the things you love. I will also be covering off topics such as:

1.Saving money on your household shopping

2.How to fill your child’s wardrobe for less

3.How to save money on your utilities

4.Getting the best out of your banking

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Pinching the Pennies During Pregnancy Part II

I posted not long ago about pinching the pennies during pregnancy and time is absolutely flying by! Baby Moore will be with us in around 3 months time and saving money is becoming more crucial than ever.

So here is an update on how we’ve been doing with saving money and some of my best advice for those of you in a similar position or those just wanting saving tips.

I’ve worked in the Financial sector for 8 years and worked overall since I was 16. I’ve always been a saver having saved the deposit for our house and scrimped alongside hubby to have some fantastic holidays over the years. When it came to thinking about children, we always knew that they would cost us a bit and having a plan would be the only way forward.

Our first step in saving money was to set aside money each month from our wages and put it in a separate savings account. Step 1 achieved and ongoing until maternity leave commences.

Next step was to review our outgoings and see what could be cut back/saved.

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