Being frugal can be fun: save the planet as well the pounds

Being frugal can be fun save the planet as well the pounds

MORE than 50,000 people are expected to visit the Festival of Thrift, a “fun, free and frugal” event where they can learn how to save money and protect the environment.

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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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Baileys Vs Aldi and Lidl Alternatives

Baileys Irish Cream is a Christmas booze staple for many of us but there are a couple of purse friendly alternatives worth trying namely those from budget supermarkets Aldi and Lidl but which of the three is nicest?
I invited 3 of my fellow Baileys loving friends round to taste test in my kitchen.

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Last Minute Gift Guide (small businesses & high street)

Welcome to my annual last minute Christmas gift guide! As always I try my best to include some fantastic low cost gifts from the high street along with some amazing budget friendly gifts from independent British businesses.

From a personalized photo necklace to custom guitar picks for the music fan in you, you have many options to choose from. However, if you are choosing a present for someone in your family who is about to graduate, then opting for graduation regalia could be a good idea. For instance, you can go for diploma frames, custom announcements, and handcrafted desktop diplomas, which could be found on the likes of https://www.jostens.com/graduation/college/. However, if the gift is for some other purpose, then you could simply search on the Internet for the shops that could sell you the desired items. If you want to gift a shoe, you can search “the best sports shoes” on the web to find a suitable online shop. Nevertheless, it is so important to celebrate and support small businesses, so I recommend that you visit the shops and marvel at their creativity. [Read more…]

IKEA Christmas Tree Deal (buy £25 tree get £20 voucher)

This IKEA Christmas Tree Deal is a pretty sweet deal if you’re in the market for a real Christmas tree. Simply spend £25 on a Christmas tree and receive a £20 Ikea voucher in return. It’s a simple as that.

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What we learnt spending Christmas on a building site

Last year our house was full of tradespeople and come Christmas our house wasn’t in a secure enough state for us to leave it unattended. So sadly we couldn’t journey down south to spend the festive period with family as planned.

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