Maternity leave is a big financial adjustment. Whether you receive full pay for six weeks or six months, making a few little changes could have a big impact on your finances. For me, I found being on maternity leave made me feel quite financially vulnerable. I was conscious that we didn’t have as big a cushion to fall back on and I also felt a bit of guilt (entirely self inflicted). Especially after my leave ended when I wasn’t contributing to our family income.
After making several small changes, I managed to save quite a bit of money and I hope that you might be able to use these tips to do the same.