Family finances – pocket money, health insurance, savings and budgets

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.

How to start your small business the smart way

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My online business started organically over five years ago with just my blog. In this article I share three things that have helped me grow my business. You can read the full article here.

Teaching kids to spend their pocket money wisely

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A key purpose of giving our kids pocket money is so they can start to learn some basic money management strategies. Sometimes this has meant watching the kids spend their money on items we know will not last, so they can learn for themselves. You can read the full post here.

Struggling with your savings goal?

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Some tips to use in conjunction with sticking to your budget to get back on track with your savings goals for the end of the year. You can read the full post here.

Are you making the most of your health insurance?

Many of us have health insurance, we have automatic payments that go out each month and often it is only when we get sick do we really look at what our health insurance provides. But the amount we pay each year for health insurance is significant, so it is worth taking the time on a regular basis to make sure we are making the most of our health insurance. You can read the full post here.

How to budget: wants versus needs

Needing something and wanting something are two very different things. To make sure I am not getting caught in the consumer trap, I now have a short series of questions that I ask myself before making a purchase. You can read the full post here.