UK shoppers are planning to spend an average of £224 each in this year’s Black Friday sales, according to research by PwC.   Black Friday officially kicks off on Friday, but many of us will splash our cash in the November sales bonanza which seems to last for weeks. The thing is, that this marketing phenomenon is often a case of something being “too good to be true”. According… View Post

  “Remember, remember, John Lewis in November.” This is my new favourite saying thanks to this month kicking off with with two big birthdays (mine and my husband’s!) and finished off with a bombardment of Black Friday deals. It seems that every year, we buy each other birthday pressies, only to find them so much cheaper just two weeks later in the sales. But, lucky for me, it seems that… View Post

This post may contain affiliate links. This means that sometimes if you click through to a website and register or purchase something, I may get a commission from that sale at no extra cost to you. Click here to learn more — It’s November! Not only does that mean that Christmas is around the corner, but it is also the month of my birthday – oh, and my husband’s too.… View Post

Today is Equal Pay Day – but don’t get too excited, it’s nothing to celebrate. Thanks to the gender pay gap, women still earn almost a fifth – 17.3 per cent to be precise – less than men. In other words, from today (November 14), up until the end of the year, us women are effectively working for free when compared like-for-like to men’s salaries. It’s enough to make my… View Post

  Every year, I hang up the same advent calendar that my best friend Jamie made me in high school more than 20 years ago. It’s moved with me many times over the years; from where I grew up in a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada to a couple of apartments during university. Eventually, it made its way all the way to England where it hung in several flats… View Post

I like to think that when it comes to teaching my daughter safety and good manners, I’ve got it under control. Yet when it comes to educating our kids about money, few parents know where to start – myself included. But we parents are the biggest influence on our children’s financial habits – so it’s crucial that teach them that money plays a variety of roles in life, whether it’s… View Post