Osper – Mobile Banking for Young People

  Dexter has asked for money from me approximately 42,671 times this past weekend. Did he get any? Nope, he hadn’t kept his room tidy all week, but you have to admire his persistence.   Being 11 years-old means that it won’t be long before he wants to start going out with his friends without me (35 […]

Nutmeg – A New Way To Save & Invest Online

    I have never been in such a settled and positive financial position. Which, bearing in mind I’m technically ‘skint’, might seem like a funny thing to say. But because I’ve been single for three years, it has forced me to address my financial position head on and make sure that I know where […]

Back to School Deal – George @ Asda/Top Cashback

    It’s approximately 13 days, 14 hours, 6 minutes and 42 seconds before Dexter goes back to school.  Not that I’m counting.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved (for the most part) spending the summer holidays with him but boy oh boy am I ready for him to go back to school.   If […]

Counting the Cost of Childcare

  This guest post was written by Andy Moore on behalf of Money Matters, the Sainsbury’s Bank blog. Though it may include tips and information, it does not constitute advice and should not be used as a basis for any financial decisions. Sainsbury’s Bank accepts no responsibility for the opinions and views of external contributors and […]


A couple of weeks ago, before the BritMums Live blogging conference began, I took part in a focus group organised by a market research company.  I was part of a small group of bloggers, most of whom I know and respect, and was really looking forward to a lively debate.   We had been asked […]