Jasmine Birtles

Winter money saving tips

As the temperature drops, the cost of living can often rise. This is particularly the case for parents, who have to cater for more mouths and dress more bodies.

Personal finance expert and founder of MoneyMagpie.com Jasmine Birtles has come up with a series of tips for mums and dads that will help them cut costs this winter. They include tips about heating, clothes, food, socialising and holidays.

The advice comes as a recent survey carried out by Clarks Kids asked mums from all over the country about their spending habits and found that many aren’t making the best choices to get the value for money they truly deserve.

The survey of more than 1000 mums looked in particular at the purchasing of kids shoes and found that mums are spending on average at least £10 more on school shoes than they are on everyday shoes such as boots and trainers because they understand that school shoes are properly fitted, comfy and good for their child’s foot health.

With the survey showing that kids spend 55.5% of their week wearing school shoes and 44.5% wearing everyday shoes, it is clear just how important Everyday shoes really are too. If mums invested properly in a stylish, well-fitted, quality pair of Everyday shoes for their kids they would have to replace them less often and would get far greater value for money in the long run.

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