Selfie Ring Light - Image show a white selfie ring light that is lit up with 36 leds - it also states at the bottom 'not just for selfies'

Improve your Photography with a Selfie Ring Light These days taking photos with your phone is commonplace.  Although not everyone is a professional photographer, everyone wants their images to look good.  As a blogger, this has become even more important.  I do not have a professional photographer to take myRead More →

Pole with colourful signs depicting exotic travel destinations

5 Ways to Save Money whilst Travelling I love travelling.  There are two things that prevent me from travelling more - time and money.  Travelling is undeniably an expensive hobby. However, there are plenty of ways to save money – from daily budgets to prepaid travel cards.  Here are five waysRead More →

Reducing your grocery spend - and image of tins of food with a long shop receipt

  Ten Easy Ways to Reduce Your Grocery Spend The average UK spend is around £58 per week.  That’s £2900 per year.  For most families though this cost is much higher.  Here are Ten Easy Ways to Reduce Your Grocery Spend.Read More →

Image showing a delicious burger hacked with redcurrant jelly, stuffing, sweet potato mash, yorkshire pudding all held together with a metal skewer

  I was so excited to find out I’d been selected to take part in the Britmums Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge and immediately got my thinking cap on to try and find a way of ‘hacking’ my burger.Read More →

How to have a frugal valentines - Pink floating hearts

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, all thoughts turn to trying to find the perfect gift for your loved one. Which is great - but not if you are trying to save money. Don’t worry, I have some great ideas for you to use.Read More →

Our 3 Night Trip to Brussels and Bruges We took a little trip recently.  We went on a 3 night trip to Brussels and Bruges in Belgium.  Our method of transport was one of our favourite ways to travel – Ferry.  Read all about our trip and top tips forRead More →

What is the Easiest Savings Challenge? It’s the start of a New Year, so how about starting an easy savings challenge.  Try the easiest savings challenge as I did during 2017.  I saved £61 by doing nothing more than throwing my loose change into some jars and forgetting about itRead More →

Real Life Debt Story -Thrifty Clair

Real Life Debt Stories - Thrifty Clair shares her debt story with us - her starting debt, lightbulb moment, making extra money, favourite repayment methods and how to stay motivated. Real Life Debt Stories - Thrifty Clair Welcome to my series of 'Real Life Debt Stories'. The series is dependentRead More →

how to start your debt free journey

Everyone starts thinking about aspects of their life that they would like to change.  If you are looking to change your life by tackling your debt, then this post will show you How to Start Your Debt Free Journey. Where do I start tackling my Debt? You have just askedRead More →

One of my absolute favourite TV programmes is I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here.  Last year (and the previous year, I think) Iceland Foods sponsored the programme.  It was watching these adverts that inspired me to check out my local Iceland store.  I had got into theRead More →

Real Life Debt Story - Pretty Debtless

Real Life Debt Stories - Pretty Debtless shares their debt story with us - her starting debt, lightbulb moment, making extra money, favourite repayment methods and how to stay motivated. Welcome to my series of 'Real Life Debt Stories'. The series is dependent on you sharing your stories, so ifRead More →

Recycle your Christmas cards into gift tags, recycling, reusing, money saving, saving money, save money, frugal, frugal living, frugal tips, Christmas, frugal Christmas, save money at christmas

When Christmas is over and you are taking down all your Christmas cards, what do you actually do with them?  You could recycle your Christmas cards into gift tags for the following year.  This is what I like to do and it's extremely easy, saves you money and reduces waste.Read More →

Christmas Tag 2017, what I love most about Christmas

Thank you Cass from The Diary of a Frugal Family for tagging me in The Christmas Tag.  If you would like to read the post from all the other Bloggers who have joined in, please see the links at the bottom of the post.Read More →

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Ok, so it’s December and we are now really on the run up to Christmas.  I thought it would be a great idea to do a round-up of all the Christmas related posts that are on the blog.  Nearly all of these are related to saving money or making lifeRead More →

Real Life Debt Story - Father with Cents

Real Life Debt Stories - Father with Cents shares his debt story with us - starting debt, lightbulb moment, making extra money, favourite repayment methods and how to stay motivated. Welcome to my series of 'Real Life Debt Stories'. The series is dependent on you sharing your stories, so ifRead More →

Anyone who has been following my FREE Debt Busting – Get Set for Success! Course , will know that the final email in the series gives you hints and tips to help you stay motivated and make sure that your money is working its hardest.  Here's some Easy Things to do toRead More →

Welcome to the first in my series of 'Real Life Debt Stories'.  The series is dependent on you sharing your stories, so if you are interested I'd love it if you'd complete this questionnaire. There are just 10 questions.Read More →

snowball, snowball method, debt, debt free, debt freedom

This week we are looking at how you can use the Snowball Method for paying down debt. Debt Free with the Snowball Method The Snowball Method is a favourite of many people tackling their debt and is a method supported by Dave Ramsay, author of Total Money Makeover. As withRead More →

I love budgets. They are important for my wellbeing.  I get stressed if I am not in control of where my money goes. I have two budgets. Yep, you read that right TWO. I call them my Regular Money Budget and my Reserve Money Budget.Read More →

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Whether you are trying to reduce your debt or want to increase your savings, one of the best things you can do for your finances is to regularly review your outgoings. I like to check mine at least once per year.Read More →

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One of the hardest things to do when you are in debt is to face it head on.  It is far easier to bury your head in the sand, but isn’t that the reason you are in debt in the first place.Read More →

You’ve finally made the decision!  You know it is time to tackle your debt.  You are fed up with how much your debt is holding you back. The trouble is you just don’t know where to start when it comes to beginning to tackle your debt.  That was the exactRead More →

  Debt Busting – Get Set for Success! Often when we are being buried by debt, it is difficult to see the way out.  This ebook has been designed exactly around that.  This is a 6 step guide, designed to help you get your finances in order to enable you toRead More →

Fancy a poached egg but can’t be bothered to wait.  Now you don’t have to.  You can make a poached egg in your microwave in just 1 minute.Read More →

Age creeps upon us and the time came for the Husband to admit that he needed varifocals.  He had been messing about with two pairs of glasses – one pair for distance and one pair for reading.  I have lost count of the number of times he had misplaced oneRead More →

Rome, travel, trip, Italy

Last week I wrote a post all about our trip to Barcelona this year.  We are also going to Rome for 3 nights before flying from Rome to Barcelona for 5 nights.  This will be the second time my Husband and I have been to Rome but the first timeRead More →

Barcelona, spain, catalan, holiday, Europe, sagrada familia, castelldefels, sitges, travel

Barcelona – one of my most favourite places in Europe.  In a few weeks we are off again to Barcelona.  This will be our fifth year running, as we just love the place.Read More →

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  Back at the start of the year I decided to embark on a money making challenge. I wanted to look into a range of different areas to increase my income but these had to be things that I could do from home, within my spare time. Side Hustle IncomeRead More →

Amazon, Prime, Amazon Prime

I recently wanted to make a purchase on  Amazon.  Well, more specifically, eldest son wanted to purchase a game for the xBox.  We searched the internet looking for the best deal available and the outstandingly cheapest price was found on Amazon.Read More →

You can’t beat a nice glass of chilled fruit flavoured cider. They have become a trendy drink just recently and with a trendy drink comes a trendy price tag. One of my favourites is Rekorderlig, any flavour will do, but at over £2 for a 500 ml bottle I wasRead More →