Although I didn’t really make a big song and dance of it, as a lot of my readers are now aware just over a year ago I went through a separation from my daughters father. In it self that is a stressful process but once the dust settles and you start to think a little more practically there is so much more you now need to get in order for instance sharing the child care and how you are going to get by now on a single income. It’s tough and as we all know three children don’t come cheap, there is always something that they need or more often something that they are breaking which then needs replacing!
The first few months are bound to be a little up and down as you adapt to a new budget I know I had been spending a bit too hard it is easy to get carried away but over the past couple of months I have really been trying to budget better and get my finances back in order.
Some of the things I have been doing is getting back to meal planning, thinking about what we actually need it’s allowed me to slash my food shopping budget. Another thing is taking a bit of time before I purchase items, thinking do I really need this? And when that answer is yes rather than just popping out and getting the first I lay my eyes on I’m spending some time having a shop about online and that is where Everyday Is Black Friday comes in.
Everyday is black Friday is a unique deal finding tool which aims to take the frustration out of searching for the best deal online, which can be really time consuming. The site puts all the deals and price drops into one place making it easy for us bargain hunters to find what we are looking for. With over 150 big retailers indexed such as Argos and Currys and 1.7 million products in the database it is well worth a look to make sure you are getting the best price possible.
How do you keep your finances in order? Any tips?
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.