Using Multiple Income Streams to Plan for the Future

For many of us we start a small business in order to provide ourselves with a family flexible working environment and to contribute to our family finances. For me my main priority is being able to drop everything when I need to (like the summer holidays) just be a mum. I most definitely am not thinking about life after 50, but at the same time in 12 years time I don’t want to me working like I am now. What provisions, if any, have you made as a self-employed person for your future/retirement/old age?  Do you worry abut the future? Have…

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Taking a Holiday When You Are Self-employed

When you are self-employed taking a holiday is really quite scary and can take a bit of organising. When I’m not working I’m not earning but at the same time I literally NEED to take a break for my own sanity.  Holiday’s even in the UK, are expensive, not only the initial outlay but also spending money and when your not actually working you can see why “over 25 per cent of small business owners take fewer than five days leave each year, with 15 per cent taking none at all.” (Simply Business, 2018) This is especially true when you…

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Why I’m taking off the summer holiday and just being mum.

Regular followers and friends will know I make no secret of the fact I take the summer holidays off to enjoy with the children.  Charlie is 11 this year and already started to wane from the idea of mum all summer! But things are a little different this year I NEED the summer holiday.  It’s been a funny old 6 months and something isn’t quite right.  Physically I feel fine, but mentally I’m just not back in my normal zone. I had hoped our escape to Corfu would rectify this but 7 days WiFi free have only heightened the fact…

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