Mum of the Month – Cass from Diary of a Frugal Family

Today – Cass from Diary of a Frugal Family

Cass own blog  The diary of a frugal family is fab and well worth a visit. Here’s her profile

 

I am a full time mother of two, my daughter is 7 going on 17 and my little boy is 5.  I work full time and my job is quite stressful so I look forward to me time at home.  Not long ago I realised that we needed to sort out our spending habits and that if both my husband and I were both going to work full time, we needed to make sure that the time we spend at home with the kids was quality time (a cliche, but true). Now we are learning to live a more frugal life and spending more time together as a family.  The Diary of a Frugal Family is my blog about our journey through life.  I love spending time with my family and the money we save is usually spent on having fun together as a family.

 

Cass from Diary of a Frugal Family

My top 3 tips would be:
1.  Meal Plan – plan all of your meals in advance and only buy what you need to for your meal plan.  This is much, much easier said than done – especially when shopping with young children so it might be worth trying to do your shopping on line where theres less stress and temptation.
2. Work out a monthly budget (and stick to it) – write down all of your incomings and disposable income.  The difference is your disposable income so as long as you don’t spend more than that you should be OK.
3.  Use a cashback website like Quidco or Kidstart to earn cash back on any online purchases.  It might not work out to much but over the course of a year it should add up to a bit extra for your Christmas shopping (I hope).

 

Thankyou to  Cass from Diary of a Frugal Family for her top tips

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3 Comments

  1. August 12, 2010 / 10:05 am

    Great tips!! I need to do those things and stick to them!

  2. Becky
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    August 12, 2010 / 10:08 am

    I sometimes forget to meal plan end up with nothing then at local shop where I spend a bit more (sssh dont tell anyone am meant to be baby budgeting type person)

  3. August 12, 2010 / 5:47 pm

    Ooooh I’m famous 😉

    Thanks very much, hope to meet you again soon x

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