Family finances

News and opinion about family finances. Also hints and tips about how to manage finances and what you should be considering as a mum or dad.

Make a plan for 2018: New Year tips from National Debtline

The festive period is never a cheap time of year for any family. I’m sure we all know people who are struggling with debt. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with their finances, the following blog post may be of use. It is a guest post written by Dennis Hussey who is a money adviser at National Debtline. Dennis has over 12 years of experience in helping people deal with their debts and he offers some hints and tips if debt is a problem for your household.

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Debt doesn’t have to tear your family apart. Here is some advice from Dennis Hussey of National Debtline. Pic credit: Alice Pasqual on Unsplash.

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A day out to Littlehampton with a Family & Friends Railcard

Like most people, I’ve blithely strolled past whenever I’ve seen leaflets or posters in rail stations for the Family & Friends Railcard. With family all over the UK I simply assumed we were seasoned enough travellers to know when it was best to fly, drive or catch a train.

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L-R: Helen, JoJo Bow, me and Izzy on Littlehampton beach with train tickets and Family & Friends Railcard. Getting everyone to look in the same direction was a challenge, especially the JoJo Bow.

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Writing #lettersoflife with

I like to think I pass on useful knowledge and information to my children every single day. Over recent weeks I’ve had to explain everything from the dangers of playing with electrical plug sockets to why we must look after the environment and preserve the rainforests.

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See the #lettersoflife I have written for my kids.

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Empty nest? It’ll never happen. In fact, I’d discourage it.

“I don’t think I’d encourage our children to leave home,” I said to Mrs Adams. There, I’d said it. Now the words had tumbled out of my mouth, I was a little surprised. Even so, my thoughts and theories about having an empty nest had to be expressed because we must plan for this family’s future.

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While I’d love my kids to have the opportunity to leave home when it suits them, I don’t think it’s going to be that easy. Photo credit: Jerry Kiesewetter (on Unsplash)

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