5 ways to celebrate the holidays without overspending

Five Ways to Celebrate the Holidays without Overspending

Ever get to January and find that you’ve massively overspent over the Christmas period and now regret it? This is a guest post by Sarah from Gift Ninjas and includes 5 great tips to help you stop overspending during the holidays. According to Andy Williams, the holidays are supposedly “the most wonderful time of the year, …

Save money overpaying your mortgage

How to Save Money in the Long Term by Overpaying on your Mortgage

Getting a mortgage is probably the most significant amount of borrowing that most people take on, and although varied depending on the length of the mortgage and the interest applied, the amount that we end up having to pay back is usually vastly more than the amount borrowed. If you have a mortgage, one of …

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How to Save Money on Christmas Shopping

With only a few weeks to go until Christmas, unless you’re super organised (which I am not!) and are already all prepared for Christmas, you might be starting to think about your Christmas shopping, and how you’ll finance it. This post is from Laura, who runs the blog Thrifty Londoner, and has some great tips …

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Saving a house deposit when you’re a family

  Saving for a house deposit is quite a challenge, especially if you have a family and a lot of outgoings. This post is written by Gem, who blogs at www.yorkshiremumof4.com and includes some great hints and tips for saving up a house deposit as a family. We have 4 kids so believe me when I say that …

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Vouchers, Deals, Discounts…Where to Find the Best Bargains

It’s probably clear by now that I love a bargain. If I’m gonna buy something, I very rarely will pay full price, and always look for a discount or deal first. I’ll always check if there’s any cashback available if I’m shopping online, and then I’ll search all over the internet to try and find …

How to have a baby on a budget

How to save money and have a baby on a budget

Are you expecting a baby or planning to have a baby and wondering if you can afford it or how much it will actually cost? There are plenty of articles and research out there about what the cost of having a baby is, and the cost of raising a child. The problem is they mostly …

Brexit and the implications for households

Preparing for a hard Brexit: What are the potential implications for your household?

All over the news at the moment is Brexit, and the potential effect it will have on the economy, immigration, and the country as a whole. What’s harder to figure out though, is what that actually means for the average family household. Regardless of whether you’re a Leaver or a Remainer, if recent reports are …

Eat well on a budget

5 steps to eat well on a budget

Living frugally and trying to save money usually involves making cuts to our budget, and can often mean making changes in how we spend money on food. But living (and eating!) on a budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on having good, tasty meals. The post below is written by Araminta from Financially Mint, sharing …

How to Have the Wedding you Want on the Budget you’ve Got

Weddings are one of those things that can end up being super expensive, but they don’t necessarily have to be. It just seems to be that when you throw the word ‘wedding’ into the mix, the numbers seem to shoot right up! I remember being shocked when were planning our wedding; it was crazy how …