Saving money as a mum is an important thing to do. When we have kids to look after and more mouths to feed it is important to be savvy with our spending. That’s why today we are going to take a look at a few of the ways you can save money this spring to ensure your family is financially comfortable in the coming years.
Here are some simple money tips for every day as well as some helpful ideas to ensure your family’s financial future.
Make big batch meals
One of the first ways to save a lot of money this spring as well as help your family get healthier is to make big batch meals for the whole family and freeze them for layer. There are lots of healthy and nutritious meals you can make at home which are low cost and will feed your family for longer. Things such as chilli, vegetable curry, and even ratatouille can be made ahead of time and will save you a lot of money down the line. Consider having a cooking day once a week where you prep some big batch meals for the week, and it will reduce your stress levels during the week when you have a whole family to feed.
Plan for the future
It is very important for you to plan ahead for yours and your family’s financial future. This includes things such as writing a will with a company like Ellisons Solicitors; taking out life insurance; and paying into your pension. Take action now to impact your life later and you’ll feel more secure and safe in your current finances.
When looking for the best way to encourage saving as a mum – one of the easiest things for you to do is save directly into your account the day you get paid. A lot of the time we can forget to add money into our savings account and over time it causes us to either spend that money or simply not accrue the level of interest we could have done. Make sure that you set up a direct debit that comes out of your current account every month to add to your savings account. This will ensure that you always keep saving, and that you don’t end up spending unnecessarily.
If you are struggling a little to stay afloat with your finances it is important to understand the benefits of upcycling. Upcycling is a way to take an old item and use it for something new. You can turn an old chest of drawers into a bar cart; take old coffee jars to use for your pantry; and many more things. There are so many useful ways to upcycle your items and it will make a big difference to your life.
Use some of these tips to help you save money as well as become more money savvy as a family this spring. Invest in healthy finances and it will impact your life in a positive way.