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Posts written in January, 2012

The state of the ecomony – a look into the future

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 31st, 2012 at 9:10am

Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place! Capitalism and the consumer model work just fine when things are good. We make and manufacture products and services, they’re bought by other people, the businesses we run or work for grow steadily as a result and the economy as a whole expands. But…read more

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Week 2 – Planning a month’s meals up front

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 30th, 2012 at 9:31am

We’ve been talking about saving money on food bills by planning your evening meals meticulously up front. Later this week we’ll be looking at saving cash on lunches and breakfasts. In the meantime here’s seven ideas for your week two recipes, all simple and nutritious. Day one - fragrant home made tomato soup with hunks of…read more

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Ten cool things to do with old newspapers and glossy magazines

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 27th, 2012 at 8:35am

Newspapers are magic. You can do so many things with old newspapers instead of throwing them away. Here’s five of the best! fold newspaper into little pockets, fill them with compost and use them as bio-degradable pots to grow plants from seed. Excellent because newspaper holds moisture so well fold a sheet of newspaper and…read more

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Seven simple low cost recipes to help save cash on your food bills

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 26th, 2012 at 9:56am

A few days ago I talked about planning a month’s worth of simple, tasty evening meals in advance and cutting your food bills right down. Here’s the first seven recipes. They’re quick to cook too, so you’ll save money on energy too. Day one: cheese omelette and salad, or if you can’t do omelettes (I…read more

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DIY beauty for penny pinchers who love to look their best

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 25th, 2012 at 9:32am

British women, on average, spend around £2000 a year on beauty products, hair stuff and cosmetic treatments. Ouch. That’s a lot of money wasted on products that rarely do what they say on the tin. The hair care and beauty industries are notorious for talking complete bullshit in their adverts and making ridiculous exaggerated claims…read more

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Planning your meals in advance to save cash on food

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 24th, 2012 at 8:42am

Yesterday I mentioned a load of easy ways to cut the cost of your weekly shop. Today I’m going into more detail about planning meals in advance: a great way to get properly organised, reduce waste and spend less on food. I don’t really care about food. I’d be perfectly happy eating the same thing every…read more

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10 sensible ways to save money on your household shopping

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 23rd, 2012 at 9:26am

Remember the good old days when you could pick up a tin of chopped tomatoes for less than 20p? Some keen money saving friends of ours were amazed to find tomatoes at 31p a tin in Lidl, but tins of bog standard tomatoes  cost upwards of 60p each in many supermarkets. Blimey. It’s happening right across…read more

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EDreams discount codes for fantastic value holidays

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 20th, 2012 at 9:32am

Are you dreaming of a silvery, sandy beach with gently lapping turquoise waves? Maybe you have a yen to stroll the beautiful streets of Amsterdam or join the beautiful people holidaying in sophisticated Malibu? Whatever your travel fantasies, whether you’re after a luxury break or a cheap one way flight to Dublin on business, EDreams…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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Hi, I'm Jenny...

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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