How do you budget?
Hi, what’s your name? Isil Simsek
Any kids? Defne 4 years old and Derin 16 months
Do you work? FT/PT? No
If you don’t work why don’t you? I prefer being a SAHM during the early years of my children
What are your child care arrangements? I don’t use childcare.
How do you manage for money? We try to save money by only eating out occasionally. I prepare packed lunches for my husband.
Do you worry about money? We are yet to buy a house and with the prices in UK, it’s hard not to worry.
What do you waste money on? Chocolate, my guilty pleasure 🙂
Have you made any big financial changes since having kids? No
How do you make extra cash? Children grow out of clothes so fast! I sell my kids’ clothes on e-bay and with that money I buy preloved clothes for them.
Can you share 3 top budgeting tips for other parents?
1.I plan our weekly menu and do the grocery shopping accordingly.
2.I try to cook everything from scratch.
3.I check out the charity shops. You can definitely find nice things if you frequently visit them.
I blog at Smiling like Sunshine. My blog is an eclectic mix of natural family living, food, books, decoration, design, kids crafts, childhood, motherhood and whatever takes my fancy.
Thanks so much Isil!