Profile of a budgeting mum: Louise Northwood

Hi, what’s your name? Louise Northwood

Any kids? Ian 12, Katy 7

Do you work? FT/PT? PT

Why do you work? To pay the bills, contribute to society and set a good example for my children

 What are your child care arrangements? I have a nanny though am  soon to be changing my working hours and mananging without childcare.

How do you manage for money? I juggle bills and panic often but  largely feel better off working.

Do  you worry about money? I always worry about money.

What do you waste money on? I don’t think I do waste money.

Have you made any big financial changes since having kids?

I have bought more and more things second hand and live on considerably less .

How do you make extra cash? I sell unwanted possessions online, I  also use coupons and loyalty cards.

Can you share 3 top budgeting tips for other parents?

1. Use all loyalty cards, they are worth it.

2.Shop around always.

3. Use your local charity shops, ours do 4 books for 99p as an  example of savings.


Louise works for as business development Director and is a a single mum. You can find her on twitter @louisenorthwood I


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