Hi, what’s your name? Averil
Any kids? two children aged 2 & 3.5 yrs
Do you work? FT/PT? Bits & pieces
Why do you work? Money and to be creative in a different way to when with children
What are your child care arrangements? Mother in law/friend babysits
How do you manage for money? Not that well – still struggling to get used to massive drop in income!
Do you worry about money? Yes
What do you waste money on? Things I think my children need.
Have you made any big financial changes since having kids? Yes – I shop mainly second hand/go to clothes swops/I cycle when I can/shop in Aldi/use the brown bin to save money/use library instead of buying books
How do you make extra cash? Selling children’s old clothes/toys – doing some marketing for small businesses
Can you share 3 top budgeting tips for other parents?
1. Always have a rainy day fund for when the car breaks down etc
2. Second hand shopping is the way forward but only for items you NEED
3. Shop in Aldi/Lidl – great food and prices
Thanks so much for you answers.