Christmas is probably the most expensive time of year. Everybody wants to have a good time, buy gifts for friends, family and eat, drink and generally be merry! However, with all the fun and frivolities can come an enormous amount of stress and worry. There can be a huge temptation to spend on credit cards or use […]
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I’ve written before about saving for Christmas. It’s important to plan ahead if you can, Christmas can be a huge expense and if we’re not careful it can catch us by the short and curlies, meaning we turn to credit cards and loans to cover the cost. There are many ways you can plan ahead […]
Saving money can be a challenge, and sometimes a great way to stay motivated is to join in with a savings challenge. There are some fantastic challenges around but some of them can be a little daunting and may feel a little out of reach. The 1p savings challenge may be a great way for […]
Christmas is definitely my favourite time of year. All of the build up, the excitement, the lights, smells and excitement are magical. But, I have found that over the last few years I’ve had a tendency to allow myself to get stressed in the build up to Christmas. I’ve overspent, overcooked, and generally tried to […]
We’re now into the third month of the year, almost a quarter of the way through. How fast the time flies! Amongst all the other things you need to think about, you should also be thinking about planning ahead, specifically about your budget for Christmas. There are many ways you can save and plan.
So, Christmas is done and dusted for another year. It’s a huge drain on most family’s finances! This is why I now Save for Christmas throughout the year, starting from the very first week in January. This may seem extreme, but it means that we can enjoy Christmas and buy gifts, food and drink without scrabbling around […]
Christmas is undoubtedly a magical time of year for the vast majority of us. It can be stressful though and put a huge strain on finances. After a couple of disastrous Christmases I now save money weekly throughout the year. I’ll be doing the same from January and will be tracking my progress here as […]
Christmas is probably my favourite time of the year, but I do find parts of it pretty stressful too. After having a credit card Christmas once and being completely broke in the attempt to pay it off in the new year, I vowed we’d never, ever be in that position again. So now, we save […]
So, January is finally behind us. It’s commonly felt to be the hardest month of the year. Finances are stretched after Christmas and the last pay cheque had to be stretched over six weeks instead of the usual four. I’m welcoming February with open arms. So, it’s now time to plan for February. First of all, […]
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I’m absolutely thrilled to have featured as “Website of the Week” in Mrs Crunch’s section in The Sun newspaper this week! If you’re not familiar with Mrs Crunch, her section provides readers with weekly hints and tips on how to save money and stretch your finances further. It’s an absolute honour to have been featured! […]
Anything that helps us to stash away some extra cash is a winner in my book. There are an increasing number of apps that allow you to do just that. I’ve been trying out one recently and I have to say I’m pretty impressed! So I thought I’d share my findings and show you how […]