Six essential facts about savings

Six essential facts about savings

The average savings balance is now £16,690 in the UK, according to Halifax’s Savings Review. People are also saving more: an average of £113.77 a month, up from £85.71 ten years ago. If these figures make you feel guilty about your lack of thrift, maybe our six essential facts will help.

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A student guide to online food shopping

Online Food ShoppingDoing your food shop online has plenty of benefits: you needn’t remove your behind from the couch, there’s far less chance of your stomach dictating what goes in your trolley, it’s all laid out in front of you in a marvellously organised fashion and you can compare items across all the major supermarkets on sites like MySupermarket. All you need is wifi (these Spectrum internet packages might be worth looking at if you’ve just moved into a student flat and need internet asap) and a laptop. Alternatively, you could use a library computer as long as you know the network is secure for checking out.

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Eating on the cheap

Eating on the cheap

Whether you’re a naturally thrifty soul or a big spender, the amount we spend on feeding our families and ways to reduce that sum are giving us all food for thought. [Read more…]

Our Thrift Adventure!

Our Thrift Adventure!

The phone rings, “What are you doing?”  This is code for, “Do you want to shop?”   Wanting to change up our thrifting routine this week, we decided to follow our tip #9, visit multiple thrift stores in one shopping trip, they’re usually near each other.  Spicing it up even more, we put a 30-minute time limit on each store to see what we could find.  We didn’t necessarily look for stuff we wanted to purchase, but focused more on finding things to share with you guys to show you that you can almost always find something at most thrift stores.

TIP #9: Pick an area of town and go to 3-4 thrift stores since they are often near each other. (11 [Read more…]

Ideas for Frugal Living

Frugal living is a very popular topic in the Netmums Coffee House. Tips, tricks and ideas on money saving and living a frugal lifestyle are passed on by our members.

Ideas for Frugal Living

Like our grandmothers before us, who had some amazing cost-cutting tricks up their sleeves, a new generation of industrious mums are finding that the ‘make do and mend’ mentality really makes sense. We highlight some great tips we’ve picked up from other members, as well as some ideas of our own, which can help you embrace the new frugality.

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