Blog Posts - Moneysaving



10 Things That Are Cheaper Now Than 10 Years Ago

    Cait and I were driving home from a meal with family when I flipped ‘Goody Two Shoes’ to play on my Adam and the Ants CD. And the song played: If the words unspoken, Get stuck in your throat, Send a treasure token, token, Write it o...
by Larger Family Life on Aug 23, 2016

Simple Strategies for Boosting Your Income

    When it comes to looking after our finances, we tend to focus on reducing costs and making savings – and rightly so; things like using less water in the home and seeking out discounts when shopping can make a huge difference to our ou...
by Larger Family Life on Jul 11, 2016

Pay Yourself First

        You work hard every day and are as guilty as most putting other peoples’ needs ahead of your own.  The notion of saving money for long term goals seems next to impossible given all the day to day expenses you’re strap...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 1, 2016

Top tactics for saving money in the home

      There’s unlikely to be a homeowner around who wouldn’t like to save a pound or two on their household costs. Whether it’s regular utility bills, or the family food shop, there are a number of small changes you can make to h...
by Larger Family Life on Apr 1, 2016

Saving water in the home

    A couple of years ago our home was switched to a metered water bill. This meant that we quickly became more aware of our water usage and in turn were able to cut down the costs of our water bill. We found we were quick to turn off the...
by Larger Family Life on Mar 8, 2016

Could You Cut Your Shower Time Down to Three Minutes?

    It’s an amazing thing to consider, but a ten-minute shower uses up to 70 gallons of water, especially if it’s a power shower. In fact, after toilets and washing machines, showers are often the biggest water users in your home. The e...
by Larger Family Life on Mar 1, 2016

Save Money on Motoring Costs this Christmas

    Almost everyone loves Christmas. Even those notorious festive baddies, the Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge, couldn’t deny the most wonderful time of the year. The former loved it so much he tried to steal the whole thing for himself, and...
by Larger Family Life on Dec 19, 2015

The Easiest Ways To Have Life Cost You Less

    Life is expensive these days. And the bigger the family, the more it costs. But there are ways you can cut down the cost of everyday life. If you take a long hard look at your family budget, you can begin to see where all your hard earn...
by Larger Family Life on Nov 3, 2015

Off to uni? Follow our top tips to avoid losing a housing deposit

  With Ben now approaching his third year of university we thought it’d be apt to help out prospective students when it comes to the nerve-wracking experience of moving out of your home and into student accommodation. As parents, you’re prob...
by Larger Family Life on Aug 6, 2015

5 Ways to Outsmart Your Supermarket

  Let’s be perfectly clear about the cost of shopping food for a large family – it is gigantic! While you should be realistic about how much you can actually save with your shopping, it still doesn’t mean you can’t be smart about your gr...
by Larger Family Life on Aug 6, 2015

Top Tips on Baby Budgeting

    There will be many ups and downs throughout your journey of raising a child, but there are many things you can prepare for making those bumps in the road a little easier to get over. By making a clear plan that you can stick to and find...
by Larger Family Life on Jul 27, 2015

4 Food Staples You Can Make Better And Cheaper At Home

Want to know how your monthly grocery bills would plummet and how you can save like a pro too?You can do so by preparing the tastiest of delights at home - right from homemade cheese to freshly made bread - all by using a humble oven. Yes, you heard...
by Attachment Mummy on Jul 26, 2015

How to Save Money on your Grocery Bill

  We all love food because it is delicious. There is no better feeling than finishing your favourite meal and sitting back and relaxing, fulfilled by the plate of food you have just ravished! However, our love affair with food is not always posi...
by Larger Family Life on Jul 13, 2015

How to Save Money at the Supermarket

With the purse strings for most families getting ever tighter, and no sign of the situation improving, many of us have cut out the luxuries and are now looking for ways to save money on the essentials too.  Here are our tips on how you c...
by Attachment Mummy on Jun 10, 2015

Budget Breaking Ideas To Keep Your Family Happy

  There are many advantages to having a big family. Someone is always on your side. You will always have a person to turn to if you need help. It will improve a child’s social skills and encourage sharing and compassion. However, one disad...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 9, 2015

Would you quit your job if you hit the jackpot?

    I feel very fortunate to no longer have a boss to worry about. Working for yourself is not always easy – the hours are longer, it’s difficult to switch off and it’s often hard to stop the fine line between work and rel...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 5, 2015

Use Less, Save More: Water Facts at a Glance

We are fortunate to have access to fresh, clean water in every area of our lives and we often use it without thought. This eye-opening infographic explains how water pressure problems cause us to use more than we need to and where it all goes. It al...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 1, 2015

How To Invest In Your Child’s Future (The Right Way)

  The cost of raising children is enormous – around $245,000 by the time they are eighteen (or around £160,000), at the last count. That’s a lot of financial planning you have to take care of. But how do you make the most of your m...
by Larger Family Life on May 28, 2015

Holiday Essentials for Less: Our Summer Fashion Bargain Haul Uncovered

  Our family generally sticks to two shopping seasons when we will do a big shop for each family member. Every spring and autumn we will see who has what, who needs what and what items are still in good enough condition to be passed down or kept...
by Larger Family Life on May 20, 2015

How to Become a Millionaire

  We have all heard of Valentine’s Day, Father’s and Mother’s Days and even Talk Like a Pirate Day, but tomorrow marks the day where we can all dream big. May 20th is National Be a Millionaire Day – the day when we don...
by Larger Family Life on May 19, 2015


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