Making and saving money at car boot sales

Making and saving money at car boot sales

I remember as a little kid my dad packing the car the night before and leaving a little space for me to sit - the car would be crammed with…

Making and saving money at car boot sales
Friday Saving Round-Up

Friday Saving Round-Up

Check out this weeks savings and bargains with Kayleigh! From toiletries to homeware and even christening outfits all at super low prices! Get involved!

Friday Saving Round-Up
Upcycling Furniture

Upcycling Furniture

I love up cycling old furniture, it's a real passion of mine - taking something that's old and tired and giving it a new lease of life. Best of all,…

Upcycling Furniture
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27 Feb

Ain’t love grand! So you meet a potential love interest and you want to woo them into submission with your fabulous dating skills. However, you’re skint. Yep… no lavish trips to Vienna, no trips to the ballet with a stay in a 5 star hotel, and no ridiculous acts of love with dozens of roses. How do you impress that…

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26 Feb

We all love a little holiday to escape the stress and annoyance from everyday life and that is when weekend breaks and city stays in Europe come into play. Jumping onto the internet to search for the ideal flight is the first step in getting all over excited especially when you clock a stupidly low price less than £5. All…

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21 Feb

There is a lot of talk and stories from way back when, of the struggle of the single mother battling adversity to give their child a better life, but such accolades are few and far between for single fathers. It’s articles like these which need to push the point on single dads and lend some support. Genius BBC dramas such…

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17 Feb

From reading the article on Martin Lewis’ Money Saving Expert blog about paying whatever you think a massage is worth, reminded me of an experience with a tarot card reader in Tenerife! Whilst holidaying I figured I would have a sit down with a lady who would tell me about my past present and future. When I asked the cost of…

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06 Feb

Finding a car space to park your car before you hit the shops; can be one of the most annoying activities… ever! However this can be the least of your worries when it comes to parking. Some of you may think it’s the ridiculous parking charges which are a cause for concern, however I believe the problem not only dwells…

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02 Feb

After going along to an environmental march a couple of years ago I decided to become a little more eco conscious. Don’t get me wrong as I haven’t turned into Captain Planet and there is still a long way to go to try and make sense of the state of our environment. However we all can take a few steps…

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31 Jan

The government are thinking about implementing a price rise in alcohol to try and help our nation’s problem with binge drinkers. The much talked about ‘price fixing’ can see alcohol being doubled in unit price which will then increase the total cost. Is this controversial subject just another pointless scheme which will annoy the general public rather than combat irresponsible…

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20 Jan

Or die trying! We all have those days when we wish life was so much easier and worries were expunged from our minds. Money has been coined as being the root of all evil and how it doesn’t make you happy. All lies! I think that I would be fabulously happy if I had an endless supply of cash! Paying…

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17 Jan

When I started secondary school in 1997, I was one of the few people in a class of 30-odd people whose parents were still happily married. Why is this? An annual report by The National Marriage Project, under the direction of W. Bradford Wilcox, had the aim “to analyse the social and cultural forces shaping contemporary marriage, and to identify…

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17 Jan

On 4th January 2011 the UK government felt the need to raise VAT by 2.5% from the age old 17.5% to 20%. The only benefit I can see for this radical move is that it makes it easier for school kids to work out VAT in Maths exams! 17.5% was always a tricky figure to calculate whereas a fuller more…

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27 Dec

As we see in the New Year, most of us make resolutions (of which we have no intention in keeping… but 10 out of 10 for effort people!) and one of the main resolutions is related to fitness. Gym membership can prove to be costly, especially when your commitment skills are not so great and a substantial amount of cash…

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26 Dec

Stuck in your 9 – 5 and fancy a wee travel adventure? Or perhaps you are about to embark on a Gap Year to stock up on amazing stories of ‘this one time on an elephant in Thailand!’ Either way, the days of vagabonding around the globe are no longer as cheap and cheerful as we like to think and…

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23 Dec

Snacking is what we do best. Whether that is healthy eating of a salad or chomping on a chocolate bar in between meals. Generally snacks are inexpensive foods of which you do not ‘splash the cash’ as they only serve as an added luxury to keep you going until your main meals. However I have found the most ridiculously costly…

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20 Dec

It’s that time of year of over indulgence and eating masses of food and drinking our weight in beer and wine. It’s just how us Brits ‘get down’ when the festive period hits. It’s only when you review the Christmas party photos on your friend’s Facebook page that you feel the need to throw yourself under a bus as you…

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17 Dec

As a homage to the classic 1984 original song from Band Aid, we felt the need to take this and make it our own… just because we can! Please feel free to join in as we all sing superbly out of tune and embrace the Crimbo good times! If anyone remembers the backing tune, then please hum this in your head if…

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