Share Family Budgeting Tips and Win a £50 Argos Voucher
Waking up to Family Budgeting
Argos has kindly offered to donate a prize for a contest on London-baby.com.
Argos has been our saviour over the years: they deliver storage units, nursery equipment, appliances … you name it, to your door (a huge bonus for a car-free family) at a great price point. They keep ample supplies of affordable birthday gifts, boys clothing, lunch thermoses, hand blenders, girls clothing and other small less bulky items that we occasionally need to purchase from our local store.
As our rent increases in Central London and our kids eat and grow more, we are pinched financially. My family has had a dramatic rethink of our budgeting practices and have been successful in saving money each month. Instead of trying to budget for the kids clothing needs, birthday gifts, etc., we have increased our spending money and have everything come out of there. If the kids need a new coat that month, we don’t go out to eat until we have paid for it. Admittedly, we should have been doing this all along, but instead of thinking “that’s a one off” we now have a tangible way to deal with it: less pocket money.
As a result of our reality check to soaring costs of family life, I thought I might have a discussion on London-baby.com about family budgeting practices.
Give a budget tip that has worked for your family, that has helped you save money, leave your email address and I will put your name in the drawing for a £50 gift voucher to Argos.
This contest is only available to UK residents; if you have a UK postal address for me to post your voucher to, please leave your comments and enter the contest.Tweet