Family finances – bank accounts, mobile phones, sustainability and more

I have started writing a weekly article for the new website Money Circle. Money Circle is a community for women sharing their wisdom on money and how to make the most of it. Every month or so I will share a summary of my posts. You can find my previous collections of posts here.

Quarterly budget review – are you on track?

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Many of us start the New Year with great intentions. We write up our resolutions, jot down our goals and reset the budget. We may be super diligent with our tracking in the first month, it falls of slightly in the second and by now we have reached the end of the first quarter of the year we may have no idea how we are tracking to budget. You can read the full article here.

Are the costs of your kids’ mobiles killing you?

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Kids and mobile phones can be an expensive mix. In this post I look at the options:

  • monthly vs prepaid plans
  • what prepaid plan is best?
  • financial lessons for kids

You can read the full post here.

5 sustainability tips that are good for the household budget

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In this post I share some simple sustainability practices that also help save us money.You can read the full post here.

How to take a family road trip on a budget

It is great to get away with the family and these are my tips for doing it so you don’t break the budget. You can read the full post here.

Should you set up bank accounts for your kids?

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We have set up bank accounts for our older kids. On deciding to set them up we considered these factors:

  • Account fees
  • Interest earning potential
  • Taxation implications
  • Needs of the kids

You can read the full post here.