Nappies, clothes, shoes, childcare fees, hobbies, birthday parties… Child-rearing is an expensive business! That’s why we have some serious love and gratitude for these parent bloggers and their money-saving tips:
- Skint Dad is written by Ricky Willis, who transformed his family’s spending habits and blogged about getting out of debt. He shares useful ideas, offers and fun advice, such as how Pokemon Go can be good for your finances. His top tips include getting a smart meter to cut your energy bills.
- The Diary of a Frugal Family has some awesome advice about stealth saving and meal-planning on a budget. She has masses of tips about having fun for free, saving money and slashing household bills, including her post on saving money with just one phone call. (Hint: play hardball because it works!)
- Emma’s Savvy Savings is great for bargain buys and personal finance advice. Her top savings tips include using the Moneyhub App, which links to your accounts and categorises your spending, so you can set money-saving goals and track where you are splashing your cash.
Our non-expert advice: Save a few pennies with the tips above, and use them to buy yourself a nice treat from time to time. Such as wine. You definitely deserve it x