We’re on the cusp of moving offices. Boxes are being packed and labelled, while anxious office staff are querying rogue boxes of pasta that have been left discarded in various fridges for several weeks. As I’m given a thirty minute warning before the internet gets cut off, let’s take a look at this week’s blogging… Read more »
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While summer day camp can seem rather low-maintenance in comparison to preparing your kids for sleep-away camp, there are definitely everyday staples required to make the experience run smoothly for your child. In my three years of experience running a summer day camp, I found the list I provided to parents (both seasoned and unseasoned)… Read more »
Sometimes I worry that in an age of rampant self-promotion, true humility – and any sane level of relaxation – is dying out. ‘Young people are so focused now,’ an older journalist said to me recently, looking a bit scared. The most strident running-to-get-ahead seems to happen in America but I see plenty of examples… Read more »
I don’t like to brag, but I just had a three-week holiday in Los Angeles that cost just over 200 quid all-in (and that was for airport fees and taxes). I wouldn’t mention this, only there’s no reason you can’t do the same. How? OK, first the flights. They were cheap because I bought them… Read more »
The TotallyMoney Blog Carnival went live on Monday at Family Money Values! We hope to see you again next week! Editors’ Picks this week: Rich As Chocolate with Free College Education from Elite Colleges. The Millionaire Nurse Blog with Diabetes and your money. Control Your Cash with The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Make. Blogging Your Passion with How Do Bloggers Make Money? Thanks… Read more »
Who hasn’t been there? It’s nearing dinnertime- and whether you’re a stay-at-home mum, an office drone or swinging bachelor, the local takeaway beckons. No washing up! No shopping trips! And, alas, a significant dint in your monthly budget if you fall into this tempting trap a few times a month. I’d be a big, honking… Read more »
Look, I know it’s not the most glamorous of household chores (is there any such thing?) but cleaning your washing machine has to be done. It might seem counter-intuitive to have to clean something than cleans, but unfortunately it is very necessary as the amount of scum that can build up inside the machine can… Read more »
For a die-hard food lover such as myself, I really enjoy the finer aisles of the grocery store. But living on the finer things can be expensive, so whenever I need to readjust my budget to accommodate a new expense, groceries tend to take the first hit. Suddenly, triple creme Camembert and organic, grass fed… Read more »
Cutting expenses is- let’s face it- an unpleasant business. And when you read, talk about or consider strategies to reduce your cash outflow, the first things on the table are always the fun stuff. Dinners out. Going to the pub. Shoe shopping. Lattes. The internet! Indeed, you can save a few pounds here and there… Read more »
The school holidays have arrived! Children everywhere will barely be able to contain their excitement at what seems like an eternity without school, meanwhile parents’ secret dread reaches its peak as they realise they’ll need to keep the little monsters busy and out of trouble for weeks on end. Particularly on a rainy day, a… Read more »