Profile of a budgeting mum: Jane Blackmore AKA Northern Mum

Hi, what’s your name?  Jane Blackmore (aka  Northern Mum)

Any kids? 3

Do you work? FT/PT? PT

Why do you work?  Need the money!

What are your child care arrangements? Childminder and nursery and after school club

How do you manage for money? Very tight budget

Do  you worry about money? Yes

What do you waste money on? Food and wine!

Have you made any big financial changes since having kids?  Lots, not as nice cars, sold house when daughter got ill

How do you make extra cash?  ebay

Can you share 3 top budgeting tips for other parents?

1. Ebay everything someone will always buy

2. Shop at aldi  – makes more sense

3. Cycle rather than drive – saves millions

Jane blogs at the brilliantly thoughtful and funny  Northern Mum

 Thank you Jane…best get my bike out!!!

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