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.

Has the time come to move home?

Mrs Adams and I have got the seven-year itch. We’re beginning to think it may be time to move home.

move home, moving home, move house, moving house, family, family life

Perhaps our next family home will be a thatched cottage in a rural location? Pic credit: Annie Spratt.

View Post

Save money the smart way

I’m forever trying to find ways to save money. I also like to do my bit for the environment.

Smart Energy GB, smart meters, draught excluder, family finances, #smartdraughtexcluder

Simple to make, fun for the kids and saves you money: a home-made draught excluder.

View Post

Are you losing your identity?

With the main Christmas shopping season well and truly upon us, identity theft is a real risk we all need to consider. It’s a threat I have always taken very seriously after someone broke into my car a few years ago and stole some identity documents. Thankfully on that occasion, I was lucky.

Consumer credit agency Equifax has produced an infographic, pasted below, showing how identity theft and fraud have grown as crimes. It’s amazing to see how the crimes have become so prevalent in London with identity fraud having grown by 78% in London in 2015. Being a victim could certainly ruin your family’s Christmas celebrations. View Post

The future of energy, as drawn by my daughter

I often worry about how much energy my family consumes. Although we have taken steps to lead a more environmentally friendly life, we seem to use an ever-increasing number of gadgets and I forever seem to have something charging in a USB-port.

E.O, E.ON enrgy, smart meters, future of energy, solar powered rainbow

Asked to draw the future of energy, Helen drew a solar-powered rainbow.

View Post