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Posts written in February, 2013

8 tiny money saving ideas that add up to nice, big savings

Posted by Kate Naylor on February 28th, 2013 at 9:19am

You don’t always need to make radical lifestyle changes to save cash. Tiny savings add up, take minimal effort and are often just common sense. Ouch that’s bright… and expensive!  Did you know new research proves you can save as much as £100 a year by turning down your TV’s brightness? Weirder still, high brightness…read more

Introducing Bhutan, poor but happy

Posted by Kate Naylor on February 27th, 2013 at 9:18am

Most countries measure their overall economic health using  GDP, Gross Domestic Product, a financial indicator that assumes by default that all is well only when we’re wealthy. Bhutan is different. It rejected GDP way back in 1971 and measures its  development and prosperity in terms of happiness instead. National happiness is its goal and it’s…read more

10 excellent ‘free delivery’ offers for our customers

Posted by Kate Naylor on February 26th, 2013 at 8:41am

Save lots of lovely dosh with our free delivery offers on all sorts of cool stuff, great value in the first place but even better when you don’t have to pay for postage! Here you go… The Fragrance Shop – fab smells for you and the people you love, at low prices, all delivered free…read more

The Building Societies Association – 46 great places to stash your savings

Posted by Kate Naylor on February 25th, 2013 at 9:46am

Before the 1980s’ and 1990s’ privatisation frenzies, there were hundreds of British building societies, many of which were local. If you lived in a reasonable-sized town you could apply for an account with a building society based in and dedicated to your home town. These days their numbers have fallen, with many of the bigger…read more

Your Money or Your Life: A life-changing book

Posted by Kate Naylor on February 22nd, 2013 at 9:13am

If you’re keen to save money but not sure where to start, Your Money or Your Life is an excellent starting point. Most personal finance books are also full of information about making extra money. This isn’t. Instead, it concentrates on digging out your personal fundamental values and helping you realign them. The idea behind…read more

Fantastic charity shop buys – Great clothing and decorative items

Posted by Kate Naylor on February 21st, 2013 at 9:42am

Today I’m wearing a silver linen shift dress from Monsoon with a plum scoop neck long sleeved cotton top underneath, black opaque tights, over-the-knee maroon and yellow stripy socks (it’s really cold!). Plus flat 1970s leather soled cowboy boots. The dress, top and boots all came from charity shops down London Road in Brighton, always…read more

Get down and dirty with your appliances

Posted by Kate Naylor on February 20th, 2013 at 9:56am

Fancy a spring clean? If you enjoy drilling down into the deepest, darkest nether regions of the money saver’s craft, why not get down and dirty with your appliances and gadgets? The idea is this: clean appliances run better, cost less to run and last longer. I pulled my my desktop computer tower away from…read more

Mortgage rates lowest since 2003 – Should you rush in?

Posted by Kate Naylor on February 19th, 2013 at 9:47am

The headlines announced last week that today’s mortgage rates are the best since 2003 and more lending is taking place, with first time buyers at an all time high. So is it time to throw caution to the wind and go for it? As a naive consumer, it sounds great to me. But apparently some of…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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