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October Aims Hello October! I love this time of year, when the evenings get cooler and darker and the thought of being all cosy inside when it's cold outside...

Tips for Selling on Amazon FBA Years ago when our family was first looking to make extra money, I started selling stuff on eBay, Craigslist and through local Facebook groups...

Working from home – could you do it? Like most of us, one of the most important things in my life is to spend as much time with my family as possible...

Finished / Started We're at the end, with £4.51 left in the grocery budget and no need to shop until this time next week...

A new way to earn easy money with 20 Cogs…. I'm always looking for new ways to earn money to share with you so when an email about the new site, 20 Cogs, landed in my inbox I thought I'd give it a try and see if it was as easy as it sounds to make money with...

Thursday Thought 35 I found a port in the storm, true friendship is free and I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful friends that I can please with just tea, or a well timed hug...

Homemade gifts – thoughtful and thrifty or tight and cheap? I want to know how you really feel about homemade presents - is it really the thought that counts or would you feel a little disappointed getting a homemade gift from someone...

One In - One Out Right at the end of the day I did see something that caught my eye, and it was something on my shopping list...

Day 273 - Films I love the cinema, absolutely love it, even the adverts and trailers, they just make my night, and this from a girl who records all the television programmes that I want to watch if they are on commercial channels...

Episode 61: Listener Series – How Taylor from San Diego Paid Off $14,000 in 7 Months Faced with the reality that she had to pay her own way through university if she wanted a degree, Taylor Milam is a true example that hard work and resilience can really pay off...

4 things that are making me happy My pal Katy does these posts sometimes, and today, I felt in the mood for one. And just like with Five Frugal Things, you can do your own version in the comments...

Children’s Birthday Party Etiquette When You’re Skint With lots of birthday party invitations doing the rounds, buying presents for other people's kids can get expensive...

Small things that make me smile …. September's my least favourite month of the year to be honest as it's the anniversary of when my brother died and the anniversary of when my Mam found out just how ill she was the year later...

Episode 60: The Best Career Advice You’ll Ever Get with Alison Green Want to hear the best career advice of your life? Then you need to listen to my interview with Alison Green from AskAManager.com...

De-clutter and make some money Hello Dear Reader, Yesterday, I invited you to take part, should you choose in my month long fiscal fast, I also said that I'd have a clear out and try and make as much money as I'd save...

How easy is it to change energy suppliers? I'm always recommending that if someone wants to save money then one of the first things to do is to change energy suppliers for all of their utilities because the chances are that they're not on the best deal they...

Autumn The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness part of the poem by John Keats, probably best defines Autumn to me...

How to Survive a 5 Weekend Month Not all months have a set four weeks and if you plan and budget for four weeks at a time, some months may be harder than others...

On weight maintenance A reader recently emailed me, saying: Would love to know how you keep so nice and trim! Maybe you would post a few tips from that department!...

How You Should Invest If You’re a Millennial Investing is an important element of personal finance on top of budgeting, saving and paying down debt, but for some reason it's also usually the last thing us Millennials try to tackle...

Using up the chilli's We quite liked the stuffed chilli recipe we tried, using our own home made cream cheese, so thought we would try another recipe using cream cheese, pineapple and bacon...

Freebie And Bargain Of The Week We'd been thinking about buying a firepit for a little while and saw one on sale a week or two ago, but we didn't buy it...

How to decide which school is best for your child…. When I think back to the time when we had to decide which secondary school we wanted Miss Frugal to go to, I remember stress, sleepless nights and even the odd tear or two...

Level One Cosy We decided to go to level one cosy today , Dan made toasties *yay* with v-pud, red onion, mushrooms and chutney, very autumnal...

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Channel 4 Documentary - FRUGAL/SPENDER FAMILIESAbi Bourne19
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Re: Redecorating my Living Room on a budget – the after pictures….Eileen465
Re: Emerges, blinking, into the sunlightBigsis167
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