Mummy says…’We are flying through January and any resolutions made may already be distant memories. I didn’t make any myself, I set myself some goals instead. We have some huge birthdays this year, and we are planning s family celebration.
One area I do need to get to grips with is my finances. As a single mum of four, from Ickle Pickle who is 4 up to my eldest daughter who is 21 this summer it is tricky juggling my cash flow at times.
There are some awesome birthdays in my family this year, as I said, MeeMee is 21, my father is 70 and my other daughter is 18 at the end of the year. My nephew turns 21 too.
I am starting to think about how to celebrate these birthdays, and how I can pay for any such celebrations.
Some ideas I have are:
•A huge joint party – hiring a hall, caterer, band etc and inviting all family and friends.
*A family holiday. Booking one large house for a few days for immediate family to stay in so we can just celebrate together.
*A city break with each of my girls – coinciding with a tour date of one of their favourite artists with some shopping and a lovely meal would be perfect.
*A mini break to a European city, taking both my daughters to celebrate their big birthdays.
So, how can I raise some extra funds for any of these celebrations?
*Selling any unwanted, unused, unloved items online.
*Selling at local car boot sales.
*Looking at a reputable responsible quick loans company to raise a deposit to secure my choice, giving me time to fund the balance knowing it is all booked.
*Offering my services through sites such as Fiverr – I write, I manage social media accounts, I vlog etc.
*Joining online websites such as Top Cash Back to save some money, and Swagbucks to earn points which are converted into vouchers to use online or into PayPal cash.
So, with a busy year ahead, and lots to organise for our family celebration I had better get moving!
Have you any ideas to add?