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My Money Saving Diary Challenge

As a family we generally live by quite a tight budget as Hubby is super strict when it comes to where our money goes. I was recently challenged by Scottish Friendly to keep a spending diary over a certain time scale, take a look at our spending and then figure out where we could have made changes whether that be …

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My Money Managing Tips

If you know me in “real life” then you will know that my husband is very strict on our budgeting and living costs. I used to think living for the moment was the best idea. I splashed out whenever I had any extra money or my work bonus, instead of thinking ahead about bills. But Hubby is much more sensible with money …

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Memory Skills: Why It’s Better To Use A Notepad Than A Computer

When was the last time you wrote anything by hand? Perhaps you’re one of those people who leaves scribbled ‘to-do’ lists on sticky notes at work. If so, you might be in the minority – many of us are using technology more and more frequently instead. Apps like ‘Wunderlist’ are perfect for jotting down the groceries we need to pick …

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Debenhams Supporting BBC Children In Need

Every year I really look forward to watching BBC Children In Need on the telly. I love that everybody goes to so much effort for such a deserving cause. For those of you who don’t know, BBC Children In Need is a UK charity. Since 1980 it has raised over £600 million to change the lives of disabled children and …

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Managing the Family Finances: How to Succeed

A recent study from Shelter has shown that one in three families are only a month’s pay away from losing their homes. It’s a worrying result, and is enough to make all of us question whether or not our family’s finances are in good order right now. Here’s some advice for improving your family’s chance of success: Understand your income …

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The Cost Of Raising A Child Over The Years – An Interactive Slider

As a parent, you more than likely understand that on top of the costs of running your business and home, the expenses that come with raising a child can make your bank account look a little sorry. From nappies and pushchairs at six months to driving lessons and University fees by the age of 18, there is no end to …

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How to Find Cheap Deals at Restaurants

Whether you’re visiting London, Manchester, Glasgow or Cardiff, the UK is home to a thriving food scene that incorporates cuisines from all around the world. Even if you’re operating on a budget you can usually find some great deals and discounts to be had at one of the nation’s many dining establishments. With that said, here are four methods I …

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5 Clever Ways To Supplement Your Income

I recently came across a fascinating article which underlined just how members of our generation have been squeezed, and how a combination of factors such as debt, unemployment and rising house prices have contributed to a steady decline in income over the last three decades. It rather confirms what we already knew – these aren’t easy times to carve out …

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ALDI Specialbuys New Baby Range

Over a year ago now we reviewed some nappies from ALDI and were so incredibly impressed by them. In fact they were the best nappy for absorbency we’ve ever used but unfortunately, at the time our local ALDI was a pretty long way away and it just didn’t work out cost effective to shop there. Especially just for nappies. But since …

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Everything You Need To Know About Preventing Allergies In Your Home

The best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid the allergen that causes it. However, sometimes this is easier said than done, as many of these allergens are within our homes. Dust mites, for example, are one of the biggest causes of allergies and they can breed in even the cleanest of homes but these microscopic insects are …

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A Letter From Santa

I can’t believe I’m about to write a post about this, already, but with Halloween over it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. There I’ve said it, I’ve said the C word. I am so excited about Christmas this year but I haven’t actually started even thinking about it yet. The shopping, the decorating and the food. We were contacted …

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Want To Shop Cheap? Take These Five Tips To Help You

No matter where you shop at what you are buying, you always want to save money. That is a fact, and that is what many people are trying to do on daily basis. But just purchasing stuff that is cheaper is not the only way how to save money! There are some other ways how to shop for everything you …

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Teaching My Daughter About Money With thinkmoney

We were recently challenged by thinkmoney to decorate a piggy bank but to also think about what financial advice we want our girls to carry with them until they’re older. I was certainly never good with money and spent my very early “grown up” life in debt and borrowing money from my Grandad constantly. Meeting my hubby changed things, he …

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How To Create Your Autumn Wardrobe On A Shoestring

Sorting your wardrobe ready for when the leaves fall doesn’t always have to be an expensive task. You just need to take note of the trends and then tailor what you need to fulfil them to your lifestyle – easy, right? First, split your clothing into ‘needs’, i.e. workwear, nightlife, everyday outfits and work out which one is more dominant …

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Saving for Life’s Big Moments: Where to Make Savings

There are a few prominent milestones in each of our lives that tend to cost a lot. Finding ways in which to make savings for these events can be a real struggle. Preparing for your future is something that we all need to do. There are ways in which you can make savings in your everyday life, which can go …

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