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Posts written in June, 2013

The 8 cheapest new cars in Britain

Posted by Kate Naylor on June 28th, 2013 at 9:36am

Our neighbour has a new car. When we mentioned it, he said he’d been about to buy a second hand one, but new turned out to be much cheaper. It’s a Ford, and apparently they’re offering ridiculously good lease deals at the moment. It set me thinking. New cars are more fuel-efficient and greener. So…read more

Harnessing Piggy Mojo to make saving fun

Posted by Kate Naylor on June 27th, 2013 at 8:49am

Impulse buying is a bugger. You know you can’t afford it but you go into a weird kind of shopping trance and buy it anyway. Or crack open your savings, which you were trying to keep for something you really need. We’ve talked about ways to make saving fun before, but the Piggy Mojo website…read more

Generous holiday discount codes – Fun in the sun!

Posted by Kate Naylor on June 26th, 2013 at 8:53am

Can we rely on the British weather gods to deliver a lovely summer this year, all wrapped up in sunshine with blue-sky ribbons? Hm. Maybe not. Millions of us are staying home with glamping, camping or home-grown holidays in mind. But millions of others are heading for hot places where rain is a stranger and…read more

Make a stunning papier mache fruit bowl

Posted by Kate Naylor on June 25th, 2013 at 9:43am

I was in Brighton city centre at the weekend and saw a fantastic papier mache fruit bowl in a gallery. Oh, I wanted it! But at a couple of hundred quid – although well worth it if you have the cash – there must be a cheaper way. The basics of making a papier mache…read more

Fancy being a salon guinea pig?

Posted by Kate Naylor on June 24th, 2013 at 8:58am

If you’re a fan of TV’s Something for Nothing series, you’ll have heard of salonguineapig.co.uk. It’s the cheapest way to get your hair cut and styled, enjoy beauty treatments (if ‘enjoy’ is the right word… I can’t stand being ‘pampered’, but plenty of people love it) plus low-key non-surgical cosmetic procedures like Botox and dermal…read more

Get swishing, online and in real life – 5 cool ways to swish

Posted by Kate Naylor on June 21st, 2013 at 10:16am

Swishing is brilliant. I’ve actually been swishing with my friends for years without realising it was what I was doing. We get together a couple of times a year in someone’s house, bring a bunch of clothes we don’t want any more and swap them over a few drinks plus – with a bit of…read more

The amazing Hagerty dry cleaning kit

Posted by Kate Naylor on June 20th, 2013 at 9:15am

If you read this blog regularly you’ll know I’m a great one for decorating my clothes. Charity shop jackets in particular, which I embellish with all sorts of nonsense including faux jewels, glitter glues, fabric paint, ‘silk’ flowers and 3d craft paints. All the materials I use can be put through the wash – they…read more

The joy of saving up – 10 ways to make saving fun

Posted by Kate Naylor on June 19th, 2013 at 9:41am

Instant gratification is all very well. It feels great for a while. But I find the glow soon fades, especially if I’ve lost the plot and made a crazy impulse buy. Having to save up for something seems to give the whole buying experience much more emotional value, the pleasure lasts longer and it’s a…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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