How to Bag a Free Roast Dinner

How to Bag a Free Roast Dinner

Earlier this week my husband and I asked my mum if she would like to go to a local carvery for lunch and before she could reply I stated ITS…

How to Bag a Free Roast Dinner
Saving Cash on Back to School

Saving Cash on Back to School

The six-week summer holiday is almost over and parents all around the country are counting down the days until they can get some peace and quiet again – but first…

Saving Cash on Back to School
School Budget Shopping

School Budget Shopping

The school holidays are whizzing by, and at the start the thought of a whole six weeks to fill with entertaining activities seemed like an impossible mission.

School Budget Shopping
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30 Nov

FavStocks.com recently wrote an article called 6 Tips to Negotiate Better and Saving Money. The simple negotiation tips in this article were worth reiterating. Many of us have poor price negotiation skills and end up compromising our frugal goals because of it. The six tips to get you started with better negotiation are: 1. Identify your ideal price. The goal…

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30 Nov

Going vegetarian can save you a lot of money on your grocery shopping if you choose in-season local vegetables. However, there are a lot of people who don’t want to eat vegetarian food all of the time. And there are people who have favorite dishes that include meat as a main ingredient. So how do you keep your meal costs…

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30 Nov

Backpackers are the manual car drivers of international travel. Their gears may get stuck on occasion and their vehicles may be difficult to manoeuvre (comparative, say, to an automated traveller wheeling their luggage to a five-star hotel). And yet, the thrill gained from maximising your budget travel adventure makes all that initial trepidation and recurring uncertainty absolutely worth the effort….

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28 Nov

It is easy to spend a lot of money on kitchen gadgets. However, there is absolutely no need to waste money in the kitchen. Here are five tips to follow if you want to have a great functional kitchen that doesn’t cost a lot of money. 1. Buy multi-purpose items. It is very tempting to buy lots of little gadgets…

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27 Nov

Each day there are many people who commute to Edinburgh for work. Far too many of these people are making that commute alone in their cars. Not only is this bad for the environment; it’s bad for the people who are doing the commuting. A recent report indicates that these commuters could save £1000 annually just by sharing a car…

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27 Nov

Decorating for Christmas is a really fun part of the holiday season. Bringing out those old decorations from years past stirs up the nostalgia that makes Christmas such a special occasion. Gathering together with others to decorate kicks off the seasonal joy of spending time with friends and family. Turning your home into a lit-up, sparkly jewellery box with a…

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25 Nov

You are standing in the checkout line at the grocery store waiting for your turn at the cashier. What are you doing? If you’re a frugal shopper, you are using this time wisely to save money while you wait. Here are five quick tips for doing that: 1. Spend the time looking for new mobile coupons. The best thing about…

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22 Nov

Will you be staying at someone else’s home this holiday season? Or will you be attending a holiday party or event at someone else’s house? If so then you may feel an obligation to bring a gift to show your appreciation to your host. However, that can be a waste of money. The Frugal Duchess recently recommended five frugal alternatives…

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18 Nov

MyDesert.com recently had a great article showcasing five different gadgets that are designed to help frugal people save money. These are all inexpensive gadgets that might make good stocking stuffers this year for a frugal home. However, there are both pros and cons to spending the little bit of money on each of these gadgets. Take a look: 1. Squeeze…

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18 Nov

It seems that nobody has told the kids – or the Royal Family for that matter – about the recession yet. With letters to Santa already on their way, rumour has it that the Prime Minister has been asking for a royal wedding to cheer the country up. Kids have been ignoring their parents agonised looks, and browsing Apple’s product…

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15 Nov

Shopping is something that frugal people always have to be careful about. It’s something that we all need to do. And yet, we have to be vigilant about the way that we do it if we want to keep in line with our budget and financial goals. The really tricky thing about shopping is that a single purchase can cause…

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12 Nov

How much money are you putting away each year for retirement? If you live in the UK and are between the ages of 51 and 65 you need to be putting away on average of £10,300 per year to close the huge pension gap that has become such a big problem in this country. Of course, most people have a…

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12 Nov

How much money should you spend on an engagement ring for the woman that you love? The rule of thumb is to spend 2-3 times what you earn per month on the ring although many people say that this rule is a rule created by the diamond industry that doesn’t actually need to be followed. However, it’s certainly true that…

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09 Nov

The holidays are approaching. Are you going to spend a lot of money on the season this year? Reports indicate that there may be a slight rise in holiday spending this year as compared to last year but most shoppers are still planning to save according to a recent survey by financial institution USAA. The survey found that this year’s…

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08 Nov

The more space that you have in your home, the more money you’re going to spend. It’s not just that you pay more at the outset to purchase a larger space. You also pay more in ongoing costs to power the larger home. Additionally, the larger your home is, the more tempting is to fill it up with stuff (and…

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