How Long Can I Have for Maternity Leave?

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Deciding how long you should have for Maternity Leave is up there with some of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Balancing up between staying with your family and making sure there is a decent income to support them is tough! This article is perfect for…

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10 Ways to Get Your Maternity Pay to Last Longer

Maternity Leave in the UK is one of the lowest paid maternity leave periods in the world. So you have already started maternity leave and you haven’t had the chance to take a look at your finances? If you haven’t had the chance to look at this article, it’s a good place to start. It…

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10 Reasons Why You Need a Maternity Leave Money Plan

Imagine if you had a maternity leave calculator to help you make some informed decisions about Maternity Leave? Wouldn’t it be great if it could tell you month by month what your financial situation would be? What about if it could tell you exactly how much money you needed to save? And to make it…

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How Maternity Leave works (in the UK)

The reason for this post about how Maternity Leave works is because it is easy to get confused. Maternity Leave, Maternity Pay and a whole host of other terms which are applicable during your leave can all run into one and be too much to deal with in light of everything else you have going…

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The Best Gift for a New Mum

What can you buy as a maternity leave gift? In this post I am going to tell you about the little things which I know can make such a difference to the life of a new mum. 1. Handcream Before 2020, nobody probably thought too much about the impact of constant handwashing on their skin.…

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Returning to work after Maternity Leave

Returning to work after maternity leave can be an overwhelming thought. Long hours, unsuitable work patterns, commutes and the cost of childcare can make it all seem a waste of time. Here are your options for returning to work after your maternity leave finishes. 1. Work Full Time There is no shame in doing this.…

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What do I need to buy for my baby?

How to have a baby on a budget… Firstly congratulations and welcome to the club. In this article, I am going to talk about what you need to buy for your baby. By the end, you will know the priority items that your baby needs and how to get them on a budget. There are…

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How to safely buy secondhand items for baby.

Secondhand baby clothes and equipment – are they safe? When our eldest was born, I laughed when people suggested I buy secondhand anything for my precious firstborn. The secondhand market for baby items is a minefield. Once you get the hang of how things work, it can be both an invaluable source of savings as a buyer…

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How to save money on toys

Are you tired of spending a fortune on toys for you kids? Do you want to know the best way to save money on toys? I’m not sure about your kids, but I think mine probably play with less than 50% of their toys. That means we have stuff which is unplayed with, still in…

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How to earn extra money on maternity leave

Maternity leave can be a tremendous financial strain, especially if you are only entitled to Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) or Maternity Allowance (MA). Knowing how to earn extra money on maternity leave could be a game-changer for you. This could mean the difference between the maternity leave you can afford, and the maternity leave you want. SMP…

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