The one change I’m making to my finances for #Planuary (AD)

Advertorial post with Aviva. As a woman, I never used to think much about how my gender can have an effect on my finances. By speaking to other women I know, and reading feminist blogs like Nomipalony, I have taken control of our family finances. In the last few years I have become more aware of the ways that the gender divide can have an impact on a woman’s savings and even her pension. Aviva recently got in touch with me about #Planuary, a new campaign that is designed to get women to pledge one change to their finances in January to try to close the gap that women see in multiple areas of their finances including savings and pensions. Today I’m making a pledge and sharing with you the one change I’m making to my finances for #Planuary.

A photo of me this #Planuary

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Living Arrows 3/52 [2019]

Recently Daisy has been gradually able to reduce the number of allergens that she has. Obviously this is really exciting but it also leads to lots of tension at home. While Daisy isn’t trialling foods she has FPIES to and instead is trialling her less severe allergies, it is really worrying still. Still, recently she’s passed Xanthan Gum and now it seems like she may pass coconut too – which is very exciting. This means that Daisy can have lots of new foods – including a gingerbread man! This weeks living arrows 3/52 post is now live!

Living Arrows 3/52 - Daisy eats a gingerbread man

As you can see Daisy was a little bit suspicious but was happy to try a gingerbread man! She was telling the people in the shop that she was going to have a gingerbread man and she was going to bite his head off!

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How to prepare a budget

For me, a pound saved is the same as a pound earned. Really, as a UK taxpayer, I need to earn more than £1 to actually have a pound! This is why I plan for family finances, track our spending and do what I can to save money. Today I want to share with you how to prepare a budget. This is quite an important part of our family life as while I don’t budget every single penny of our spending this helps us hugely. When our car went for its MOT I knew that we had money saved. If our cat has to take a trip to the vet for an emergency I know we’ve got money saved towards this.

How to prepare a budget

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Living Arrows 2/52 [2019]

Happy Monday! I’m actually writing this just an hour before it publishes, as I’ve been a little lax this weekend. Daisy and I had a lovely weekend relaxing together and we got through a whole weekend of being alone together just fine. This weeks living arrows 2/52 post is now live!

Living Arrows 2/52

Daisy is playing with a little bunch of artificial flowers that she found in the hall and she had so much fun. The flowers kept her entertained for absolutely ages and she had great fun separating them out. Daisy practised her colours, counting and also did lots of pretending to smell the flowers.

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