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Posts written in January, 2013

20 tiny, weeny, miniature money-saving tips

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 31st, 2013 at 8:21am

Little things add up. Here are ten miniscule money saving tips which add up to an amount well worth saving: it’s best to have the recommended 170mm of loft insulation. If yours is less, double up for lower energy bills and a cosier home mix bargain basement wine with fruit squash and mineral water for…read more

How to learn computer skills cheaply

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 30th, 2013 at 8:35am

Plenty of middle aged people are computer experts. My husband is in his mid fifties but he’s an SEO consultant with one of the best respected Search Engine Optimisation agencies in the country. And I’m no slouch either. But there’s no getting away from it – if you’re over forty you have a decent chance…read more

6 cheap things to do with the kids on a rainy day

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 29th, 2013 at 9:09am

When I look left, all I can see out of my studio window is grey cloud. Big, fat rain is battering the windows, the horizon has completely disappeared and there’s a howling gale. Nasty. We don’t have children but if we did, we’d have to get pretty creative to keep them occupied on days like…read more

6 money-saving tips for bus and train travel in 2013

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 28th, 2013 at 9:50am

I never learned to drive. Living in Brighton, a car is more of a liability than an advantage – we have excellent bus and train connections – and I’ve always been too ‘green’ to get behind the wheel. As such I’m a huge bus and train fan and have discovered all manner of ways to…read more

The considerable weirdness of jeans, the planet’s favourite legwear

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 25th, 2013 at 9:37am

Do you remember your first pair of jeans? I saved up my pocket money for a month back in 1977 and bought a pair of voluminous own-brand denim ‘bags’ for £17.99 from the trendiest fashion store in Middlesbrough at the time, Sergeant Peppers. They were deep blue with white denim plaited detailing on the back…read more

Feeling ropey? Save cash on medicines

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 24th, 2013 at 9:31am

I had my first cold in years just before Christmas. Actually, I reckon it was woman-flu. It was completely horrid. I was a human snot factory for two whole weeks… and I made full use of medicines designed to soothe my pain! Save money with non-brand ‘over the counter’ (OTC) medicines Like most people I…read more

Stop paying for ‘packaged’ bank accounts and save cash

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 23rd, 2013 at 9:31am

Packaged bank accounts look great at a glance. You pay a few quid a month and get all sorts of handy stuff thrown in ‘free’, anything from travel insurance to mobile phone insurance and vehicle breakdown recovery. Some come with ID theft insurance and offer slightly better interest rates on your savings. But when you…read more

Save cash on your water bill with assessed charges

Posted by Kate Naylor on January 22nd, 2013 at 9:20am

Once upon a time we all paid the same Water Rates, set by the water company in each region. Slowly but surely, water meters are being fitted to our homes – our house is quite new so we’ve had one from the start. It seems much fairer because we only pay for the water we…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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