Anyone that owns a car will be well aware of how costly they can be to run – with insurance and fuel costs continually rising it’s not surprising more and more people are looking for ways to keep the cost of running their motor down.
For a little while now, I’ve enjoyed reading other people’s spending diaries – I think it’s in the same vein as watching shopping hauls on YouTube – as a money blogger I find it fascinating what people choose to spend their money on – where they save, where they splurge and so on. So, I thought it was about time I did my own spending diary.
Pumpkin carving is one of those activities that has grown hugely in popularity recent years and with most of the supermarkets offering them at bargain prices, often the whole family will get involved and have a pumpkin each. While pumpkin carving provides hours of child friendly fun, especially during half term when Halloween usually falls, it can also produce a lot of unnecessary waste. This post is all about how to avoid Pumpkin waste this Halloween.
Ah, who doesn’t love B&M for a nice bit of bargain hunting, especially in the run up to Christmas. Luckily for me, (although perhaps not for my wallet!) I have a huge B&M less than ten minutes walk from my house. I’ve been taking an afternoon stroll there the last few weeks and have really enjoyed looking at all the Christmas stock that’s gradually been appearing. This has also meant I’ve been able to make a good start on my Christmas shopping – I love getting ahead, even if I pick up just one or two items each week.
This is a guest post from Tuppenny who blogs over at tuppennysfireplace.com where she talks about living the frugal life and saving enough money to retire early. Being frugal and saying no to spending all her money means she is on track to retire in 18 months, 15 years earlier than usual.
Home furnishings and appliances can often come with an expensive price tag, and the cost of furnishing a house can easily snowball when you first move into a new home- or even if you’re renovating. If, like me, you are renting, flats and houses can often come with some small pieces of furniture (which may or may not be to your own personal taste) or completely unfurnished. The costs can really start to mount up over those first few weeks of settling in- Wilkos even starts to look expensive!
While many of us have enjoyed the sunshine and scorching weather this summer has brought, it has also wreaked havoc throughout the farming industry. Many areas of the U.K went without rain for up to fifty days and this of course had a hugely detrimental impact on both crops and livestock and will in turn cause rising food costs
Buying a mobile phone plan is more than a luxury purchase now, its part of our monthly bill and daily lives. You can browse the web and find all sorts of best deals. These are available on mobile phone retailer websites and comparison sites in abundance. However, should you buy a phone plan just because it seems great deal? NO! You should buy a mobile phone plan that suits what you need, your lifestyle and ultimately gets you the best monthly tariff that meets those needs.
One of my strongest areas when it comes to saving money is slashing the cost of my weekly shop. With a combination of purchasing food from the reduced section, couponing, using vouchers and apps like shopmium and checkoutsmart during 2016 I manged to get my food shopping down to just £12.50 a week (or roughly £50 a month) It took a fair amount of effort and a bit of shopping around but the savings were soon adding – I estimate that over the course of that year we saved upwards of £2000 just by being careful and shopping smart.Continue Reading
Spending most of my adult life working as a chef, often the last thing I want to do when I get home is cook. I’m quite a lazy cook in my kitchen at home but I also think it saves me quite a lot of money!
Cooking all day at work means that quite often when I get home in the evening the last thing I want to do is cook and over the years I’ve found a quite a few lazy cook hacks that save me money as well as time. And no, I don’t mean phoning the local takeaway and getting them to do it for me! I mean genuine things that save money or time or a combination of the two that anyone can try at home.