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Date: 15 August 2022 by Max Robinson

Be a mumpreneur

Imagine being a successful Mumpreneur. It refers to mums building a business from home, while working around bringing up their kids. Technology, apps for invoicing, social media, admin software allow mums to operate from the kitchen table and much more. Do you want to be a mumpreneur?

Date: 08 August 2022 by max robinson

Dealing with debt

When it rains, it pours which translates into bad things happening at the same time. We have rising prices, rising interest rates and expected rising unemployment – all bad things. The result is not only increased debts, but also the number of households struggling with debts. Is this a familiar story?

Date: 01 August 2022 by max robinson

Dad Divorce

Aiming for good divorce, may sound like the wrong words. Although fewer couples are getting married (43% fewer than 1970’s), a third of marriages will end in divorce. This post will not seek to blame the couples; however, it will look at improving the divorce process from the dads’ side. Do you know any dads getting divorced?

Date: 25 July 2022 by max robinson

Children Vaping

Most parents are unaware that child vaping is on the rise, as proved by 1:5 teachers said they had caught a pupil as young as 11 with a vape. Nearly a third of 16-17 year-olds have tried vaping. These e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is the addictive side of smoking. Have you discussed the harmful side of vaping with your kids?

Date: 18 July 2022 by Max Robinson

Buy now pay later pitfalls

The buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) firms have came under the control of the UK financial regulator. It means that BNPL firms will tell some credit agencies about payment behaviours. Good customers making payments on time could see a positive effect on their credit rating. However, customers who fall behind in payments could suffer when applying for a loan or mortgage. Did you know that?

Date: 11 July 2022 by max robinson

Think frozen vegetables

It's a scorcher outside. Sadly, salad ingredients are expensive due to food inflation. A healthy diet needs vegetables. A cost-effective alternative is to buy vegetables from the freezer cabinet. Have you thought of buying frozen vegetables, as an alternative?

Date: 04 July 2022 by Max Robinson

Talk Pants

Although the content is negative, the Talk PANTS campaign has made a positive impact over the last 9 years. It was created by a charity to help parents talk to their young children (4-11) about sexual abuse. PANTS never mentions sex but offers practical and reassuring safe messages. Have you used the Talk PANTS campaign?

Date: 27 June 2022 by Max Robinson

Electric Bikes Revisited

The pandemic created a boom in cycling, increasing the UK bicycle market to £1.2 billion in 2020. Part of this growth includes the electric (e) bike revolution, with 9% of consumers owning an e-bike. Additionally, the cost of petrol/diesel may push commuters into buying e-bikes. Are you looking at buying an electric bike?

Date: 20 June 2022 by Max Robinson

Tame inflation

Inflation is an OMG moment, as it steels money by reducing its buying power. For example, 10% inflation means that something costing £100 will go up by 10% and cost £110. That’s a problem, if take home pay isn't rising as fast. Have you felt the inflation thief?

Date: 13 June 2022 by Max Robinson

To be childless

Having a child may be a relatively simple act for many parents. However, for couples unable to have children, it can be devastating and isolating. Events with friends and family can be cruel reminders. It creates jealousy and worse a feeling that a couple has failed. Do you know a childless couple?

Date: 06 June 2022 by Max Robinson

Travel Insurance is a must

Many families will be taking a holiday abroad this summer. If traveling to foreign lands, don’t forget to buy travel insurance. Without travel insurance, falling ill or getting injured overseas can be expensive. The cheapest policy may not offer best value for money, so check what the policy includes. Are you insured to go abroad?

Date: 23 May 2022 by Max Robinson

Sleep matters

We’ve all had a bad night’s sleep, either unable to get to sleep or worse waking up in the night. Sleep problems usually sort themselves out, but long-term bad sleep can affect lives. It can cause extreme tiredness and make manageable tasks harder. Have you ever suffered from insomnia?

Date: 16 May 2022 by Max Robinson

Young debtors

With interest rates on the up, price rises biting, the number of 16-24-year-olds contacting the Financial Ombudsman Service for help with loans, credit cards and debt services has more than trebled since 2016. It is estimated that almost six in ten 18-24-year-olds have a credit card. Should young people be more aware of the debt trap, given how easy it is to borrow?

Date: 08 May 2022 by max robinson

Vampire electricity

Dracula has not added to our troubles. A vampire device is an electronic item that drains power while on standby. Experts reckon the average household is spending £147 annually by leaving devices on standby. Have you got vampire devices in your home?

Date: 02 May 2022 by Max Robinson

Saving money on fuel bills

Back in January an energy firm were ridiculed for telling customers to stay warm amid rising costs by cuddling pets. Although ridiculous, the message was about saving money. With energy prices up by 54%, do you know the best ways to lower gas and electricity bills?

Date: 24 April 2022 by Max Robinson

Controlling Children Online

Most parents know how to help their children avoid harm online, by not only talking about online safety, but also setting parent controls. However, Ofcom found that 5% of children can overcome parental controls. Only 40% of parents knew that 13 years was the correct minimum age for using most social media. Are you up on the parental controls?

Date: 11 April 2022 by Max Robinson

Hypermiling

The cost of petrol and diesel has rocketed in recent months; a gallon of petrol is £6 and diesel costs £6.50. Hypermiling is a way to help improve fuel consumption by using fuel-saving techniques. Do you know the simple hypermiling driving techniques?

Date: 11 April 2022 by Max Robinson

Pensioners need money

This is for mums and dads, who have pensioner parents. The average pension income is £19,000 a year, which is a higher disposable income compared to a supermarket worker on the same salary. The worker has the cost of children, a mortgage etc. The state pension has just risen by 3.1%, but living costs are rocketing. Do you have elderly parents feeling the pinch?

Date: 04 April 2022 by Max Robinson

Stop worry

The bad news ranges from covid, to rising prices, to World War 3. Most people worry about small things each day and naturally move on. However, some people cannot move on and find themselves continuously worrying which is exhausting. Are you in the cannot switch-off the worries group?

Date: 28 March 2022 by Max Robinson

Teaching Kids to Invest

As kids learn from their parents, who will teach their children about investments? Few adults understand the basics of building an investment strategy for old age or the concept of compounding. How do you explain investing money to your children?