A decade ago, our joint income totalled about £200,000. But after starting the business, we had to learn to rely on about £80,000. Our first daughter was an IVF baby and it took three chances for her to be conceived. After that struggle, the pair of us made a conscious decision for my wife to stay at home and support the family. … [Read more...] about ‘I used to earn £150,000 but had a disrespect for money’
A year ago, I thought about redecorating downstairs, but now we’re struggling to get that done because of the cost. Fortunately the Sheffield Carers Trust managed to sort out a holiday for us to a B&B in Scarborough in October. But otherwise there’s no way you can pay for holidays and sustain your life. Without my pension we’d be absolutely screwed – I don’t know how we could afford anything. I try to stay on top of things but it’s difficult. For the past three years I’ve also looked after my niece. She’s in her own flat, and carers go to visit, but I look after her advocacy and fight for her rights. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s just basic survival’: the financial toll of being a carer
Our family love frothy coffees and we’d like to start making them at home. We can make the coffee bit, but are considering buying a milk frother. The electric ones cost £30, but do they work? Is there a good one that you’d recommend? … [Read more...] about What’s the best way to make frothy coffee at home?
Be aware that you’ll be asked to provide your bank details when you apply as the bonus is paid into your bank account rather than into the savings account. … [Read more...] about 3million on Universal Credit and benefits missing out on £1,200 a year Help to Save scheme
"I don’t feel like the last one… They didn’t really take advantage of the 50th anniversary. The regimen at the time dropped the ball on the promo of the film. And we’ve lost momentum. I think losing Anton [Yelchin] was a huge blow to our little family, and our enthusiasm to do another one might have been affected by that. So I don’t know." … [Read more...] about Simon Pegg on the future of Star Trek: “These movies don’t make Marvel money”