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Posts written in July, 2010

Cut your cost of your mobile phone, TV, broadband and landline

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 30th, 2010 at 9:09am

If - like many of us - you’ve got an all in one  TV, phone, landline and broadband package, did you know you can slash the cost next time your contract comes up for renewal? All it takes is a bit of bare faced cheek! Communications companies like to keep hold of you once they’ve got you. Who can blame them…read more

Lovely fragranced clothes for next to nothing!

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 29th, 2010 at 9:22am

Pomanders have been used for centuries to freshen wardrobes and drawers of clothes and linens, as have lavender sachets. Posh interiors shops sell modern versions but it’s much more fun to make your own. It’s another positive way to while away a rainy afternoon with the family. You can even work on them while you’re watching TV. Here’s how…read more

Give your home a style injection with old rugs

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 28th, 2010 at 9:06am

Now that minimalism is well and truly dead, how do you bring your home decor up to date without spending a fortune? Today’s interiors are quirky and warm. Full of interesting bits and bobs; paintings, ornaments, lavish fabrics and throws, rich embroidered patchwork cushions and… delicious, colourful rugs. It can cost thousands of pounds to secure a really good…read more

Save money big-style with a remortgage

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 27th, 2010 at 9:16am

Your mortgage is probably your biggest outgoing. Even in today’s wobbly economy, remortgaging can save you an enormous bundle of cash… potentially £1000s. Did you know that every 1% you shave off a £100,000 mortgage can save you as much as £80 a month, depending on your original interest rate? That’s £960 a year. Obviously lending is still slow and you…read more

Conscious shopping – turn off your supermarket autopilot!

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 26th, 2010 at 9:53am

How long have you been shopping in your local supermarket or ordering your weekly shop online? If so, have you got into a rut? Do you buy the same old stuff every time, drifting around the aisles in a semi-trance and loading up your trolley without thinking about it? Or do you repeat the same old…read more

Your 8 point plan for reaching money-saving heaven!

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 23rd, 2010 at 9:17am

If you’re put off embarking on a money-saving lifestyle because you think the entire business is a bit dismal, boring and drab, think again. Our money saving tactics don’t just help you save a load of cash. They also let you enjoy the things you love best to the full. And they help you feel good about yourself into the bargain. It’s a…read more

Re-using instead of recycling

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 22nd, 2010 at 8:51am

Re-using stuff is often even better than recycling it. You can give a remarkable range of everyday bits and bobs a new lease of life, meaning you extend their usefulness in the interim before – ultimately – recycling them. Take coffee jars for a start. They make superb storage pots for enything from dry foodstuffs like lentils, sugar and pasta…read more

Save cash on kids’ craft materials with discount codes + creativity!

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 21st, 2010 at 10:05am

Crafts discount codes aren’t the only way to save money on kids’ arts and crafts stuff, although they do a brilliant job of cutting the cost of creative fun. Once you’ve got the basics – paints, brushes, felt pens, coloured pencils and glues – you can relax. Children don’t need expensive art materials. Take a tour of…read more

Hey there, I'm Katie...

Katie

I live just outside Brighton, high up on the South Downs, with my fiancé Tony and our three cats.

I’m dedicated to saving money, spending less, buying wisely and generating cash from the stuff I no longer want.

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Jenny

Hi there, I’m Jenny, a brand new mum living in the heart of Essex with a passion for making the pounds look after themselves!

I’m here to pass on all that I’ve learnt about baby saving, looking good on a budget and to keep you guys up to date with what's hot on the money saving blog scene.

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