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Finance Round-up: Advice for life

It can often feel that no matter what stage of life you are at your finances are going to suffer. If you’re young and single then getting onto the property ladder is near impossible. Once you’re ready to have a baby you know there is going to be years of financial hardship ahead with lots […]

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Finance Round-up: Financial resolutions

With apologies to Jane Austen but it is a truth universally acknowledged that January is the month that our finances are looking at their worst. Pay day seems an age away, credit and store card bills are starting to come in and the bank balance is looking decidedly poorly.  So my team of financial bloggers […]

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Finance Round-up: Surviving Christmas and beyond

So we’ve nearly got to Christmas and I have ask how are we all doing? Have you got to the completely frazzled stage yet or are you so organized that everything is bought, wrapped and all in order? Perhaps you are someone who does everything on Christmas Eve by rushing around in a mad panic. […]

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Finance Round-up: Restoring order

The world has been shaken by several political events in recent months. All that has happened has had a big effect on the worlds of business and finance. Currency markets are all over place and the stock markets are up and down. It’s time for us ordinary folk to keep calm and get on with […]

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Finance Round-up: Back to school

We are nearing the the end of October and the first half of the autumn term is behind us.  You would have thought we have got everything sorted for school now but for our blogging mums and dad we have found this isn’t the case. From the endless round of party invitations to the dreaded […]

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Finance Round-up: Back to normal

Since the kids have gone back to school I’ve heard the phrase ‘back to normal’ many times. It seems the six weeks holidays throws everyone. Schedules go out of the window and money slips through our fingers like melting ice cream. So now is the time to get back on track as – dare I […]

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Finance Round-up: Back to school

It may be the case that the school holidays have cost you a fortune but wait a minute – going back to school isn’t that cheap either. Few parents can get away with starting the new term without any new uniform, shoes, bags or other equipment.  When I was a student I worked for a […]

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Finance Round-up: Surviving the summer holidays

Depending on where you live in Britain your children will have either already broken up for the summer holidays or you will be on countdown until the end of term. Whether you get to spend a few days a week with your children during the holidays or everyday you will find it is an expensive […]

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Finance Round-up: Making the most of your money

What would we do if we had unlimited money? Buy a mansion or five? Travel everywhere by private jet? Wear a new outfit everyday? Let’s face it that would probably mean being the winner of the EuroMillions when the prize runs into hundreds of millions of pounds. For me it would also mean buying a […]

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Finance Round-up: Saving the pounds

We all know the saying – “Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.” It’s a nice thought that just by saving a few pennies here and there it will make a big difference to our finances. Sadly times have moved on and with inflation we need to be thinking about saving […]

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Finance Round-up: New tax year

Since our last finance round-up there’s been the annual Budget plus the start of the new tax year. For many it seems the cost of living has gone up considerably. A few pence on the price of stamps, an increase in petrol and diesel costs, higher council tax bills – before we know it our […]

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Finance Round-up: All about life

When we talk about financial matters it can encompass many things. Some are complex when it comes to dealing with stocks, shares and tax planning. For other monetary issues we can’t escape them as they are part of our everyday lives.  So this month we’re focusing on all the financial things that make up our […]

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Finance Round-up: Doing it for the kids

For this month’s round-up we’re focusing on the kids – letting them deal with their own money and sorting out our finances so we can spend more time with our children. Once you start a family your financial situation changes very quickly. Along with reduced income comes increased outgoings on your new children. As we […]

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January Finance Round-up: New Year Finances

A very Happy New Year to all of you. For me the start of a new year is a good excuse to get many things sorted and a good place to start is with your finances. Christmas is a costly experience for most people.  I recently heard that many people will still be paying off […]

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December Finance Round-up: The cost of Christmas

Welcome to the first of the BritMums Finance round ups. I’m Ness and I blog over at JibberJabberUK. One of my many interests is personal finance as I spent several years working in pensions and I became a qualified independent financial adviser. I may not be a millionaire yet but I like to think I’m pretty […]

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