How to keep back to school costs to a minimum

With less than a month until your children go back to school, it is important to keep the cost of new books, clothes and P.E equipment down to a minimum. One of the main reasons for this, is that not long after the kids go back to school, it will be Christmas. It may seem far away but five months goes very quickly. One of the best and most effective ways to do this, is to write down...

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School holiday entertainment on a budget

With the school holidays approaching fast, the need for entertaining your family on a budget becomes a necessity. Here are some top tips for keeping those little ones happy in the holidays, whatever the weather. Get them in the kitchen- teach your children about taste as well as have fun, there are many simple yet delicious recipes that are available from kids cookbooks or by simply...

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Beat the back to school financial blues

Believe it or not, back to school is firmly on the doorstep for all of us that are parents. The financial implications of the summer holidays have taken their toll and its back to reigning in the purse strings. Wherever you go, whether it’s online or a stroll down the high street, the sales are eagerly drawing us in. Stationery, school uniforms, heaven forbid new computers for those who...

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