Emma blogs over at Emma and 3
Hi, what’s your name? Emma
Any kids? Yep 3, Chloe 11, Dylan 7 and Erin 17months
Do you work? FT/PT? PT three day week
Why do you work?
To be able to afford the children’s lifestyle. Inc dancing lessons and family holidays.
What are your child care arrangements? Grandad one day a week, nursery two days per week.
How do you manage for money? Fine
Do you worry about money? No never.
What do you waste money on?
Clothes, lunches out
Have you made any big financial changes since having kids?
No, I had no money and no real career when I had the eldest, then I trained and had Dylan life has become easier and easier. This is due to investing at the start of Chloe’s childhood. We had a very limitied budget but now have both had promotions at work.
How do you make extra cash? I have done it lots of ways from mystery shopping, selling on ebay, entering competitions.
Can you share 3 top budgeting tips for other parents?
1. Have a long term plan and invest in YOU.
2. Buy toys second hand at nearly new sales.
3. Cook and eat together, its healthy and cheaper – lots!
Thanks so much for you answers Emma – you sound sorted! .