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Posts written in December, 2012

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Thank you to all our lovely readers!

Posted by Kate Naylor on December 21st, 2012 at 8:46am

What a year it’s been, with the economy nose-diving yet again and money-saving tips hot on the nation’s lips. The trend has been reflected on telly, with programmes like Kirsty’s Vintage Home making a splash. Almost every high street in Britain contains a string of charity shops, ‘make do and mend’ is bigger than ever…read more

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My favourite money-saving lady for 2012

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

On Radio 4 last week I heard a report about a woman who had decided not to buy new clothes… ever again. Wow. That’s impressive. She’s my favourite money-saving lady of the year, no contest. When interviewed she was wearing, amongst other fab things, a blouse from the 1930s, originally worn by (if I remember…read more

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6 more super-simple recipes for Christmas leftovers

Posted by Kate Naylor on December 19th, 2012 at 9:41am

Here are some more recipes for using up leftover Christmas goodies! Creamy turkey and leek pasta cut your leftover turkey into cubes or tear it into strips bung some cream in a pan and add mixed herbs and seasoning steam a load of chopped leeks add the leeks and turkey to the cream mix heat…read more

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3 cool things to do with unwanted Christmas gifts

Posted by Kate Naylor on December 18th, 2012 at 9:05am

In many ways, Christmas is ridiculous. Unless you’re a seriously rebellious type you’re forced by tradition, expectation and inertia to buy gifts you don’t want to buy and often can’t afford, for people who don’t really want them! Crazy. But millions of us slot into Christmas mode every year – we’re stuck with it. One…read more

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Using up Christmas leftovers – yum!

Posted by Kate Naylor on December 17th, 2012 at 10:04am

However hard you try there are bound to be some leftovers after all that Christmas feasting. Luckily you can transform them into yummy simple meals, just what you need after days of culinary excess. Here are three recipes for cutting Xmas waste right down to the bone and making your food budget go further. Hearty…read more

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10 tips for saving cash on energy this Christmas

Posted by Kate Naylor on December 14th, 2012 at 9:03am

Christmas has gone a bit mad. It’s amazing how any people take two whole weeks off. Which means you’re at home using up energy for fourteen days in mid-winter when it’s at its coldest and darkest. With energy prices as high as they are and set to sky-rocket even more, it’s time to get things…read more

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DIY Xmas toys for your cat or dog – Safe, fun and cheap!

Posted by Kate Naylor on December 13th, 2012 at 8:29am

Did you know that many pet toys are toxic? The regulations that some governments have put in place to keep children’s toys safe don’t apply to pet products. Buying your beloved kitty or pooch plastic toys this Christmas could land you with huge vet bills as well as spoiling your fun and sending you on…read more

Stuff cooking – Go out for Christmas dinner instead!

Posted by Kate Naylor on December 12th, 2012 at 9:51am

Have you ever totted up the cost of Christmas dinner? The bird, veg, trimmings and desserts. Plus the amount of energy you use cooking a turkey the size of a baby elephant. The more of you there are, the more it costs. There’s an emotional price to pay, too. It tends to be the woman’s…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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