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Mother working from home

When part-time work has full-time hours

Many mothers opting for part-time roles to accommodate the responsibility of looking after their children, are ending up working well beyond their paid hours in order to meet expectations. So when it comes to the unpaid hours, who is the driving force?

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Piggy bank

Should you give children pocket money?

A 2018 Financial Planning Association report found two out of three children between four and eight receive pocket money. But when parents of under-fives talk to friends about pocket money, they often seek help on when to start and how much to give.

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Young mother with baby on the phone

Parental leave: Tips on returning to work

For first-time parents, heading off on parental leave requires a leap into uncharted territory. But the return back to work is another transition that isn’t always smooth sailing. When heading back from parental leave, what should you consider?

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Paulene Christie

The secrets behind slow cooking for kids

Like so many parents struggling through dinner every night, Paulene Christie was initially drawn to slow cooking by the convenience. Now she has traded her busy life juggling parenting and a job, to lead half a million passionate online followers.

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Budgeting for baby's arrival

The birth of a baby can be an expensive time. It’s important to have your finances in order and a budget can help you manage your money and plan for your family’s future. Here are some of the best online budgeting tools to help.

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woman working on computer while holding baby

6 tips to take control of your money

Being bombarded on social media with updates and images of family and friends’ amazing holidays and experiences can leave us feeling flat. How can you take control of your money to ensure you don’t miss out on what’s important in life?

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