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 www.addiply.com as business development Director and is a a single mum. You can find her on twitter @louisenorthwood I