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Welcome to Living On A Budget, a blog about one single mama's journey to buying her first home whilst living on a budget. I have always led a fairly comfortable life and I guess you could say I have lived above my means but the time has come to start being sensible with my money and save up for a deposit for our first family home.

I am desperate to own my own home and get out of renting which costs me £700 a month especially as I could get a mortgage for the same or even less and realised if I continue to pay rent each month for god knows how many years, I'd never be able to afford my own place. I aim to do this by drastically changing my lifestyle and curbing my spending, cutting down on monthly expenses and finding ways to save and make money which I hope to share with you along the way.

I aim to save around £20,000 over the next 3-5 years and have recently opened a Help To Buy ISA with a £1200 initial deposit, and if I continue to pay in £200 a month over the next 5 years I could be walking away with an extra £3000 from the government plus interest. My goal is to buy a new build but I need to do some more research and see what the best option is for myself. I do aim to go back to working full time once the kids are both in school full time in a few years, however for now I am working part time and also work from home too.

Here you will find plenty of money saving tips, how to guides, budgeting advice, thrifty home tips, budget recipes, free printables to help you budget and save, freebies as well as sales and discounts to help you save more money in your piggy bank!

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