Family Financial Challenge with P&G and Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Family Financial Challenge

It’s that time of year again, when the January resolutions begin to be tested. If your family is like many others, you might have resolved to stick to a budget this year, and if you have, that’s fantastic. But do you have a plan to back that promise up?

If you find yourself already beginning to lose track of your goals, it’s not too late. In fact, it’s perfect timing! Join us for an easy to stick to, month-long family budgeting challenge presented by P&G and inspired by personal finance expert Gail Vaz-Oxlade!

The challenge is simple and fun, and includes a breakdown of easy weekly challenges for each week in February. Sara Hodge will be sharing ways her family saves money and makes smart financial decisions, with help from Gail’s new book, Money Rules.

Money Rules by Gail Vaz-Oxlade
Money Rules by Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Each week will be broken down into themes and will be followed by helpful tips, tricks and weekly challenges based on the following topics:

  • Week 1: Cash Cash Cash
  • Week 2: Food
  • Week 3: Family
  • Week 4: Clothes

Join us by sharing your own savvy, money saving tips in the comments section below and be sure to follow along throughout the month as more are added.

Want even more money saving tips for your family? Be sure to follow Mums ‘n Chums and other P&G bloggers on your favourite social media channels: Twitter , Facebook , Pinterest and Instagram under the #SavingMadeSimple hashtag.


Twitter Party!


Get expert money saving tips live from personal finance expert Gail Vaz-Oxlade herself, along with @Chatelaine by following along in the #SavingMadeSimple Twitter party on the evening of Thursday, February 6 from 7-9 p.m.

Twitter party is now over! Thanks to all who participated!


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I founded Mums 'n Chums in 2009 after realizing that the area I live in was drastically underserviced as compared to surrounding areas for support and activities for growing families. Mums 'n Chums grew popular very quickly and I have been dedicated to nurturing that growth through frequent networking, social media engagement and in person meetups. By the end of its first year, Mums 'n Chums had close to 500 members and was receiving regular inquiries from fans outside of its service area, asking when we would be expanding to serve them as well. After much careful research and polling, I expanded the site in May of 2011 to cover the entire North end of the GTA (from Cambridge to Markham), areas I believe are still receiving far less attention than they deserve from other sites and family services. We also changed the focus from small scale local mom and tot meetups to more of an informative purpose, closing down our forum and adding several talented contributors to the blog. We do still offer several large scale family events per year, such as our popular Birthday Bash events and our Holiday Bash in December. Our contests have also become a member favourite, and we strive to offer amazing prizes from trusted brands like Babies R Us, La Roche Posay, Johnson's Baby and many more. In March of 2016, after months of work spent migrating all of the site's content to a new platform, Mums 'n Chums re-launched with its fresh, new look. The changes and expansion have proven a great success and we're still getting inquiries from several other cities within the Greater Toronto Area, whom we have decided to serve as well. I have built this site and its' reputation carefully and look forward to continuing its growth!