HELLO from two journalists in very different circumstances! One of us is better off than the other but that doesn't stop us being good friends with a shared interest in getting the most for our money.
As we’ve both worked for a long time writing about personal finance, we've got a bit of a head start through the maze of banking, saving, mortgages, pensions and investment.
But not everyone is so lucky. We've met a lot of mums over the years who get overwhelmed by money matters, including the brain surgeons and rocket scientists. And no wonder – there’s really too much information out there and even the idiot’s guides are complicated.
We thought we could help by sharing any solutions we find for our own money challenges and passing on any tips and brilliant deals that we discover.
Please read our blogs to see how we cope (not always successfully!) with everyday spending and saving and sign up to our newsletter to get a weekly round-up of everything you need to know from new products to the best bargains. You can also ask a question about money in our forum or leave your own insights and reviews for our community. Hopefully SMM can give you a steer whatever side of the tracks you’re on!