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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What is Maternity Pay for Self Employed Mums?

Maternity Leave when self employed… Self-employed Mums, unfortunately, don’t qualify for Maternity Pay. However, Maternity Leave when you are self-employed is your decision. It’s up to you to decide whether your business carries on (and how it happens). Maternity Pay is restricted to Mums who are employed. The payment of Maternity Pay is a contractual…

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Are you confused by Maternity Leave?

Maternity Leave and Maternity Pay in the UK can be confusing to get your head around. SMP, OML, and AML – what on earth do they all mean? The UK has one of the longest periods of paid maternity leave in the world. BUT we have one the world’s worst paid maternity leaves. Mums who do not qualify for…

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How to save money on hair and beauty products

Hair and beauty product addicts rejoice! Here are my top 5 tips to save money on hair and beauty products. Makeup, skincare, body lotions, shampoo, conditioner, hand creams you name it, I used to buy it. A recent survey suggests that over 70% of British women over the age of 30 spend more than £50…

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How can I save money on grocery shopping?

How to save money with groceries… Grocery shopping accounts for one of our biggest outgoings behind childcare and our mortgage. I regularly like to challenge myself to save money on grocery shopping. It is very easy to stockpile our cupboards and not keep on top of using those store cupboard ingredients. 1. Organise your cupboards…

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