Recently, we joined forces with the UK’s biggest network of parent bloggers, BritMums, to ask their members for money-related hints and tips for parents – or piggy bank tales.
These are just some of the highlights we received, from meal-planning to sealed money boxes. If you find these useful, or have any of your own you’d like to share, why not let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll pay £100 for the star letter we publish.
Below you can also check out videos from three of the BritMums bloggers to hear what they had to say.
If you can afford to put a little away each month (even just £20), it makes a great little pot to fall back on should an emergency come up.
Editor’s note: You could open a separate savings account or ISA so you aren’t tempted to dip into it.
If I can get away with it I will walk everywhere, even if it takes me a while to get somewhere on foot. This helps bubba get some fresh air and also helps me (try) to keep fit.
Going on holiday as a large family is expensive. Make it more affordable by house swapping with other families. Properties are available around the UK and abroad through Guardian Home Exchange.
Get your main regular grocery shop from a budget style supermarket and grab other bits locally. Pound shops are wonderful for crafty ‘to-do’s’ for the kids.