Giveaway! Win a copy of The Little Guide to Financial Admin

Saving money is difficult. This is a fact we’re all aware of. Having a family with young children does not make it any easier to put money aside.

Standard Life

These guys look so happy they’ve clearly kept their financial admin in order.

As I announced on the blog the other day, financial giant Standard Life has put together a book called The Little Guide to Financial Admin. It offers all sorts of hints and tips to help you save your hard-earned cash. Several copies are available to readers of Dadbloguk. Taking part is simple; enter using the Rafflecopter below before midnight on 24 May.

The book, which is only 40 pages long, covers everything from how to save money going to the cinema, how to save when buying a car, how to budget and things to keep in mind when banking online.

There is something for everyone, no matter what stage you are in life. There is even a suggestion or two on how to encourage children to save.

I do have to declare an interest. I happen to have contributed a tiny section to the book myself!

Standard Life is hoping readers will find it useful regardless of whether they are saving for their first home, saving for a rainy day or putting money away for their retirement. The book has been published after Standard Life carried out a survey of 2,000 people about their financial habits.

The survey found that;

  • 10% of people make no effort to organise their finances
  • Most adults spend seven hours a year organising their music collections, but just 4.5 hours reviewing their finances
  • An amazing 58% never review their pension.

Make sure you are not one of those who never review their finances. Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a copy of The Little Guide to Financial Admin. Very best of luck to you if you choose to take part.

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Disclosure; this post was produced in association with Standard Life.

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  1. Hannah Scudder
    May 17, 2016 / 11:00 am

    I save money by using a strict meal planner and shopping list. Also look at what you can downgrade. We reduced our sky tv bill by £16 a month and have hardly noticed the difference. Use free things for children whenever you can.

  2. laura stewart
    May 17, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    great prize fingers crossed x

  3. Scott Webster
    May 17, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    Every little helps

  4. carole nott
    May 19, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    always keep a careful budget on spending

  5. Pam Francis Gregory
    May 21, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    Use cash then you know how much you are spending

    • John Adams
      May 26, 2016 / 4:46 am

      Old fashioned way of spending money. I like it.

  6. carol boffey
    May 22, 2016 / 7:40 am

    Never buy things you really dont need

    • John Adams
      May 26, 2016 / 4:45 am

      Quite right. I could, if I wanted, spend huge amounts on clothes so I have to hold myself back!

  7. Marie cozens
    May 22, 2016 / 8:16 am

    Always keep tabs on what you have coming in and going out. I take out the the pounds and penny’s left over at the end of a week and transfer them into a savings account, so even if it’s only 3.45 it still adds up by the end of a year

    • John Adams
      May 26, 2016 / 4:44 am

      I bet that does add up. Very simple idea that.

    May 22, 2016 / 10:24 am


    • John Adams
      May 26, 2016 / 4:42 am

      You are clearly very disciplined. I salute you.

  9. Stephen Little
    May 22, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    Use pound shops (e.g. Poundland) whenever possible/

    • John Adams
      May 26, 2016 / 4:40 am

      I recently discovered pound shops. They can save you huge amounts.

  10. Laura Graty
    May 22, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    I save money by being organised, budgeting a weekly food shop and planning meals.

    • John Adams
      May 26, 2016 / 4:40 am

      Weekly budgeting makes a huge difference doesn’t it?

  11. Stevie
    May 23, 2016 / 10:13 am

    I used to always give it to my mother to put away for me.

    • John Adams
      May 26, 2016 / 4:39 am

      Very wise indeed. No impulse buying in your childhood then?

  12. Heather Tinkler
    May 23, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Make your own lunches!

    • John Adams
      May 26, 2016 / 4:38 am

      Now that is a good idea. What my wife does in fact. Good luck in the competition.

  13. kelly holden
    May 23, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    I put all my £2 coins away, it contributes towards holiday spends