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20th Feb 2013

The Penny Drops – Save Them! Simple Tips To Help You Keep Your Hard-Earned Cash

Running a family home can be expensive. For the next few weeks we'll be giving you simple tips to show how you can stash your cash away without giving up everything...

We all know that running a family home adds up. Every single day, more and more expenses sneak in and drain away at our budget.

Whether it’s forking out for new school books, spending money on daily essentials or unexpected bills, sometimes it can be hard to save anything. We understand. But what if there was a way that you could still enjoy family life and save those all-important pennies?

For the next few weeks we’ll be giving some simple tips on how you can get the best bang for your buck when it comes to running a family home.


Take A Trip To The Beach

As the weather gets better, take advantage of Ireland’s coast

The best thing about Ireland is the fact that we’re an island, which means we have a lot of coast and, likewise, a lot of wonderful beaches.

If you’re lucky enough to live near a beach, why not take advantage of the next fine, spring day we have and take your children to the seaside?

A day at the beach is the perfect way to entertain little ones, get out of the house and enjoy the natural beauty of our little country. Spend the time making a packed lunch before you set off and bring towels, a wind breaker (in case it’s a little chilly), buckets and spades. Given the fact that it’s still Feburary, you might want to stay out of the water and instead just focus on having fun on land.

You can entertain the children by teaching them how to make sandcastles, playing chase, going on a hunt for unusual looking seashells and seeing who can run up the sand dunes the fastest.

This is an excellent way to get the children moving and you’ll be surprised at how much a day at the beach will tire them out.

You’ll arrive home feeling refreshed and ready for a relaxing evening. Once you put the little ones to bed, treat yourself to quiet night with your other half.

The result of a day at the beach means that you’ll have a happy family and the fact that it’s pretty inexpensive means that you’ll also have a happy bank balance at the end of the day too.

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