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Posts written in September, 2011

A quick peek at the poor old property market

Posted by Kate Naylor on September 30th, 2011 at 9:18am

The house buying market has limped along since 2008. And according to research by the mortgage lender Nationwide last month, property prices are still more or less flat-lining, with a rise of just 0.1% rise over September. At the same time Bank of England research reveals a very different picture. According to them, in September…read more

Teach your kids good money handling skills

Posted by Kate Naylor on September 29th, 2011 at 9:34am

When I was a child my Mum spent most of her money on good jewellery. My Dad bought motorbikes, smart cars and expensive gadgets. But we lived frugally, ate beans on toast a lot of the time and went on cheap camping holidays in Britain. So I grew up with pretty weird ideas about money….read more

Top 10 marketing tips for new micro-businesses with a local focus

Posted by Kate Naylor on September 28th, 2011 at 3:48pm

Earlier today we talked about ways to make extra cash from home by offering everyday services to busy people. It’s a great idea. It sounds straightforward enough. But what about the marketing bit? You need to spread the word about your money making scheme or it’ll fall flat on its face. Here’s our top ten…read more

Make extra cash doing simple services for busy people

Posted by Kate Naylor on September 28th, 2011 at 9:46am

Time is one of our most precious commodities. Most of us don’t have enough of it to get the essentials done, never mind relax and have fun. Our weekends are packed solid with washing, housework, car stuff, kid stuff… you blink and it’s Sunday night. All of which is good news if you have spare…read more

Cut designer spending, save cash, look just as good… if not better!

Posted by Kate Naylor on September 27th, 2011 at 9:00am

Are you hooked on designer clothing? If so here’s a great way to cut your expenditure on fashion but still look just as good, if not even better… experimenting with mix ‘n’ match! What’s it all about? It involves dividing your fashion budget into three distinct parts: a few choice designer pieces cheap basics from…read more

Free solar panels, cheap or free energy… it’s the green money machine!

Posted by Kate Naylor on September 26th, 2011 at 9:32am

Solar panel technology has come along in leaps and bounds in recent years as we steadily transform our culture into something generally greener, kinder and cleaner. Old style solar panels were relatively inefficient and needed proper sunshine to work full pelt. And while collecting the sun’s power was easy enough, storing it was an issue….read more

The Evolution of the Coupon and Discount Codes – Infographic

Posted by Jennifer Endean on September 25th, 2011 at 5:06pm

I bet you didn’t know that you should be thanking Asa Candler, one of the founders of Coca-Cola, every time you use a discount code to get money off an online purchase. Why, you ask?. Well quite simply because he’s the guy that started the whole coupon craze waaaay back in 1888 by giving away…read more

Money saving ideas for small businesses – The Virtual PA

Posted by Kate Naylor on September 23rd, 2011 at 9:37am

Running a small business or one man band is tough, especially when you have to wear so many hats. You need an accountant and tax hat, a VAT hat if you qualify for value added tax, a marketing and search engine optimisation hat. Plus hats for credit control, record keeping, database creation and maintenance, a…read more

Hey there, I'm 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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Hi, I'm 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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