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How to save BIG MONEY on your existing mortgage... Your mortgage payment is probably the biggest expenditure on your monthly budget (unless you have a very fancy car or very expensive tastes ;-)) and if you’re anything like me, you’ll often look wistfully at the amount on your bank statement and

Sarah's Spending Fast Update: Dancing with Debt Since entering this new round of my Spending Fast, I feel like my debt opponent and I are just dancing around each other in the ring.

Easy Homemade Instant Pot Hummus Recipe Ready to make an Instant Pot Hummus Recipe? In this recipe I show you how we make a 30oz weekly family batch of instant pot hummus!

Achieve Your Financial Goals Using Patience And Persistence Life experiences have taught me I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. Among other things, I've successfully paid off large amounts of debt, and run several marathons. Achieving any difficult goal in life requires two important...

Q&A Vitamix Issues + How many clothes do kids need? So my wife and I recently took the plunge, and we love the Vitamix, when it seems to work, that is. Before we got it she saw videos where it seemed that anything would just get pulled down and blended for smoothies. She’s been using a Nutribullet w

Healthy Oat Pancakes ... Oat pancakes are not only so tasty that the whole family will happily tuck into them, they're also healthy and free on Slimming World!

Jam Buns And Things The recipe for jam buns comes from this book, I think it was a gift when my parents got married. Easy peasy! We were chatting abou...

5 Ways A Meal Plan Saves Your Budget How often have you walked into a grocery store with a budget in mind only to leave having spent nearly double the amount? It happened to me so many times until I figured out the solution. It may seem like a no-brainer, but having a meal plan works. H

Frugal Foods To Buy To Keep Your Grocery Costs Down I keep hearing lately on the news about how the cost of everything is rising. Petrol, electricity, gas, clothes and pretty much everything you would buy. Including food. Big brand names are rising their prices quite quickly in the UK, and this is set

Should You Focus on Making More Money or Spending Less Money? If your finances aren't perfect and you're not sure where to start, first decide whether you need to make more money or spend less money - or both!

Hope and Confidence "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller...

House Hunters Each time we leave East Lancs it gets harder. We spent yesterday afternoon looking in Estate Agency windows at the houses for sale, then as ...

New from old Hello Dear Reader, Many of my quilts have the addition of thrifted material, where I’ve bought men’s shirts off the £1 rail in the charity shop, cut them up and used the fabric. As well...

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter and Oat Bites... 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter and Oat Bites are not only delicious to eat, they're also easy to make, use things you have in the house and don't cost much!

The joy of secondhand Hello Dear Reader, Our dishwasher died well before Christmas and I’ve happily washed up by hand since then. I was determined to carry on hand washing and equally determined to keep my eyes pe...

How I upcycled my odd little table... This is a DIY project from quite a while ago but I didn’t really share it much at the time as I did cut a few corners and I wasn’t sure how it would hold up over time. It’s still going strong and it’s one of my favourite pieces of furniture i

Sew and Sow We went to Kendal yesterday, and while I knew we wouldn't find anything as exciting as last time we had a mooch around the charity shops a...

Save Money On Pet Medication Using An Online Pharmacy I have an elderly, special needs cat. I've come to that conclusion. I knew the cat was getting up there in years, but the special needs part has come to light recently. The cat has been to the vet several times over the last year with what turned out

Side Hustles update 2017 I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now however have struggled to find the time or energy to do so. Looking back on my post history, I was somewhat shocked to see that I haven’t actually written anything other than the monthly income

What I Spent, What We Ate I wanted to be under budget And I thought I might make it this week! But I needed to go to Costco (just for frozen fruit) and we all know how that ends up. So! Unpictured produce box ($35) Aldi ($58) A run to a local store ($22) And not pictured are four big bags of frozen frui

Five Frugal Things I've done this week ... 1) Remember when I made frugal french dip sandwiches a couple of weeks ago? They were totally amazing and highly recommended but my first frugal thing is to do with the leftover meat than the sandwiches themselves. One joint of brisket made more than

What's awesome in Poundland in February 2017 Every month I head to Poundland to find you some awesome bargains, and February 2017 was pretty awesome. As usual we visited the King’s Lynn Hardwick store. Here are 14 awesome things in Poundland this month. This is the first time I have seen a US

An unexpected job Before painting the kitchen ceiling, we noted some food splashes, although for the life of us, couldn't fathom out what or how they got ther...

A little bit of Brittany in my kitchen. Hello Dear Reader, As daft as it sounds, I’m feeling homesick. It might sound bizarre that a thrifty frugal person, who downsized bought a second home. Once I’d have thought it a crazy...

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Cosy Home this Winter - Discount Deals at Coalhut.comLea95
Introducing new deal website: JustLooking.comZsuzsanna @ JustLooking136
Single mother of two IN NEED OF HELPKirby305
Channel 4 Documentary - FRUGAL/SPENDER FAMILIESAbi Bourne342
Flu be goneSealyons269
Re: Redecorating my Living Room on a budget – the after pictures….Eileen740
Re: Emerges, blinking, into the sunlightBigsis268
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