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Posts written in September, 2012


Winter is grey and horrid – Here’s how to cheer up your home cheaply

Posted by Kate Naylor on September 28th, 2012 at 9:15am

The nights are drawing in and it’s raining – yet again! It’s getting darker, dingier and gloomier by the day and I’m already missing the light evenings. Luckily there are plenty of things you can do to brighten up your home and cheer your indoor environment up for a cosier winter. Here’s five of them….read more


Generous Austin Reed discount codes for stylish, smart threads

Posted by Kate Naylor on September 27th, 2012 at 10:09am

What do they wear where you work? I live in Brighton, which has a lively new media industry employing zillions of clever geeky and creative types. You should see some of their offices. Funky doesn’t cover it – one online marketing agency I’ve visited has beautiful graffiti artwork on the walls, piped music, wide screen…read more


Living cheaply with Friday Ad’s Frugal emails

Posted by Kate Naylor on September 26th, 2012 at 9:33am

Good old Friday Ad. Founded in 1975, it’s part of my childhood, the place my folks sold stuff they didn’t need, everything from old cars to litters of kittens. The 1970s were grim and difficult, especially up north in Middlesbrough where we lived, and I suspect FA played a part in keeping our family solvent….read more


Cutting your personal unsecured loan payments to save cash

Posted by Kate Naylor on September 25th, 2012 at 9:30am

Are you being kept awake at night worrying about your bills? Loan repayments can be crippling. Can you reduce them? Yes! Here’s some useful information about two of your most sensible options: moving your unsecured loan elsewhere and over-paying to reduce the amount you owe. Keeping your savings versus paying off your loan As long…read more


Cushions from vintage silk scarves, plus 99 more funky DIY ideas

Posted by Kate Naylor on September 24th, 2012 at 9:26am

If you love making amazing things from junk you’ll adore this! I’ve found an absolutely brilliant resource containing 100 amazing upcycling ideas. Most of them are so simple anyone can do them. Some are more complex, like the fish tank made from an old Apple Mac G4, but come complete with full instructions. I particularly…read more


7 tips for saving cash writing your own business blog posts

Posted by Kate Naylor on September 21st, 2012 at 8:33am

I’ve mentioned before how blogging is one of the best ways to keep a business website up to date, fresh and current. I’ve also covered how you can set one up for next to nothing using Open Source software. But what about keeping it populated with good stuff? You could take on a freelance writer,…read more


Time to clear out your dead DDs and Standing orders

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

Clutter drives me nuts, whether it’s the house, the garden or my bank account! I don’t feel entirely happy unless everything we have kicking around the place is useful and used often enough to be worth hanging on to. And autumn, being a new season, is the perfect time to turf out all the stuff…read more


Sign up for Martin Lewis’ weekly money saving email

Posted by Kate Naylor on September 19th, 2012 at 9:21am

Have you signed up for Martin Lewis’ weekly Money Saving Expert newsletter yet? If not, go for it right now! It’s absolutely chock full of special offers, discounts and excellent tips for spending less, from the teeny-tiny to the impressively enormous. This week’s email looks at ten things you shouldn’t pay for when you can…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 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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