Money saving at the supermarket
When it comes to the big family shop it can be hard to keep track of what items you can be saving money on. Luckily, every week, lovemoney.com compile a very comprehensive list of all the latest supermarket discounts, money-off coupons, restaurant vouchers and deals, food freebies and competitions every week! So before you hit the shops check up on those money saving tips!
Grow your own food
If you are lucky enough to have some garden space then growing some of your own food and herbs can be cost effective and rewarding. You can also get the children involved and give them a little gardening experience. For loads of money saving gardening advice and fun with the children, check out Kids in the Garden.
Reduce the food you waste
Lovefoodhatewaste have some great tips on how you can make the food you buy go the furthest. By putting a little more thought into what you cook they believe you could save up to £50 a month by throwing away less food. They also have loads of easy and affordable recipes on their site for inspiration.
With over £50bn being spent online each year there are plenty of opportunities to save money on your purchases. When it comes to smaller purchases we recommend using a cash back site that will reward you for buying products. Also, remember to use our Guide to the Best Deals and Voucher Code Sites to scout the web before you buy anything!
For bigger purchases such as insurance and utilities, comparison websites are great. To get the lowdown on the best comparison sites we recommend heading over to Money Saving Expert.
It can be seriously hard work keeping kids entertained and often you may want to do more than plonk them in front of the TV. Depending on what your children are in to you can find loads of inspiring ideas for free fun on parenting websites such as Netmums and Mumsnet.
When thinking about the bigger picture for saving money on family finance we would recommend heading to This is Money or The Guardian Family Finances Page . Both sites have loads up to date advice on how you can get the best deals and top rates on everything from broadband to banking.
If you are thinking of investing in your children’s future you can read our guide to childrens ISAs and saving accounts where you can also find our regularly updated tables on the best Junior ISA and Savings Accounts rates.
If you have any more hints, tips and resources please do add them in to the comment box below. Happy saving!