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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28 Jan

We launched our money-saving advice column, Ask Kathryn, this week with a post responding to concerns about staying fit while saving money. A look

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23 Jan

Dear Kathryn: I recently took a look at my budget and saw that I am spending a lot of money on trying to stay in shape. Between the gym membership, the additional services from my personal trainer and the money I spend on advice from the nutritionist, I’m spending a fortune on getting fit. I know that I need to…

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22 Jan

photo source If you are the type of smart person that budgets your money and pays attention to where you spend your income then you are probably well aware of the fact that a large percentage of your paycheck goes to putting food into your body. We certainly have to eat and we don’t want to scrimp so much in…

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22 Jan

Ask Kathryn is a new weekly advice column here on the Money Saving Blog. Each week I’ll be tackling some of the tough questions that people have today about how to live a frugal life. Of course, you don’t want to get personal finance advice from just anyone so let’s take a brief look at what qualifies me to provide…

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18 Jan

One of the things that you can see from checking out the best of the money saving blogs this week is that those of us who want to be frugal are typically

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16 Jan

Source: Flickr Valentine’s Day is going to creep up on you faster than you might think. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money but you do want to do something romantic then you need to start planning for that special holiday now. Otherwise you’re going to find yourself in line at the grocery store on the 14th…

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14 Jan

There are two things that we seem to constantly be trying to balance in our lives: money and time. For most of us, having more money requires that we give up our time to working more. The more hours that we put in at jobs that we often don’t like, the more money we can have to spend on the…

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12 Jan

The new year has begun with a lot of hope for change in 2009 as well as a lot of financial resolutions. However, the economy is still in a shaky state and we’re all still concerned about finding ways to save money. Many are turning to the

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02 Jan

The year 2008 has been financially difficult and from the looks of it, the situation is likely to get worse, as the global economic meltdown continues unabated. But, just as every dark cloud comes with a silver lining, this financial crisis has opened our eyes to the large sums of money which can be saved simply by careful planning. In…

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16 Dec

Have you ever been so broke you actually dug through every pair of pants, each jacket pocket and even the back of your couch only to find absolutely nothing? Dejected, you go for a walk, praying to the money gods (you know, the ones you never believed in before). Then suddenly, a miracle. Twenty bucks crumpled in front of you…

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05 Dec

Christmas is likely the one single holiday that cuts into your bank account the most. Forget birthdays and weddings, hosting a Christmas party for family and friends, buying gifts, and entertaining can put you on a diet for months after and your budget in severe need of counseling. You can still have a Merry Christmas without the obscene spending though….

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02 Dec

Ok. You need to get Christmas presents for your friends and your family and probably for the people in your office, too, but you don’t have a lot to spend. You’re absolutely not alone! The economy is really bad right now, and it doesn’t matter whether you live in the UK, the US, or somewhere else. Whatever kind of currency…

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19 Nov

Flickr credit: danesparza. Credit card debt is a growing problem for many people, and sometimes it feels like things are getting out of control, thanks to the high interest rates that card issuers often charge. However, it is possible to take control of your debt situation and pay it down. Current Situation: No Debt or Minimal Current Credit Card Debt…

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13 Nov

Christmas is likely the one single holiday that cuts into your bank account the most. Forget birthdays and weddings, hosting a Christmas party for family and friends, buying gifts, and entertaining can put you on a diet for months after and your budget in severe need of counseling. You can still have a Merry Christmas without the

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12 Nov

Entertainment is what you make it, Some of us need less of it than others, and everyone has their own idea of what it is. But being on a budget doesn’t mean you have to accept less entertainment and leisure activities, just redefine what it is. Some Questions to Ask Yourself How much entertainment do you need in your life?…

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