Sometimes, no matter how dedicated we are to making extra cash, life gets in the way. Recently I’ll admit that I’ve slacked off in a lot of areas. I’ve been working extra hours, the kids have been having friends over, I’ve been spending time with friends and family, and generally the money-making has come to […]
I’ve banged on and on about Matched Betting repeatedly since I started My Money Cottage. That’s because it really has changed our financial lives for the better. We would not be able to treat the kids and do the things we do without it. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, you can find out more […]
At the end of 2016, it was estimated that the average UK household debt was £10,000 (excluding mortgage debt). This may be a manageable amount of debt for some, but for others this amount of debt can quickly spiral and lead to huge problems.
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.
Entering competitions is a serious business for lots of compers, and it’s something I’ve been meaning to get into for a while. So, I guess it’s time to make a start! What is comping? Compers enter competitions regularly and obviously hope to win! With the wonder of the world-wide-web, you can enter hundreds of competitions […]
The new pound coin will enter circulation on Tuesday 28th March and will eventually replace the current pound coin. We’re answering your questions on how this will impact your day to day life.
There are so many ways to save money it can be a little overwhelming! For many people, saving money is a huge struggle. Bills and family expenses mean that the budget is already stretched, leaving little room for stashing any cash away. I found that taking part in a money saving challenge really helped me.
Side Hustle is a term I’ve only recently discovered. It’s pretty self-explanatory when you think about it. A side hustle is a way to make money alongside your existing job. If you want to earn more money, then you need at least one side hustle! There are so many reasons you may want or need […]
It’s been a funny old week for us. We’ve all been feeling pretty rough with a nasty cold doing the rounds. I thought I’d got over mine yesterday, yet this morning it’s worse than ever. Littlest man has been croaking his way through the week and this morning is grumpy and his nose is streaming. […]
Saving money as a couple can be tough! It may not be the most romantic thing to think about, but discussing and planning your finances as a couple is important. If there are ways you can work together, as a couple to save money, then you’d be daft not to! Marriage tax allowance Each year, […]