I can’t tell you how tired I am of hearing the words ‘Black Friday’! To me it says ‘buy something, buy something, buy something ……. Please, buy something, anything, please’. I have had endless emails all saying it’s Black Friday, spend some money with us.
If, like most people, myself included, you regularly have to declutter, it’s odds on you are being sold stuff you didn’t actually want to buy in the first place. How long did you have to work to buy that so called bargain. How much better would your life be if you hadn’t had to work to pay for all that stuff you’ve just taken to the charity shop.
So, my number one tip for saving the maximum amount of cash at sale time is….. don’t go to the shops at all.
Do you ever sing alternative lyrics to Christmas carols? We tried these last year, and cracked up laughing !
ecards from Jacquie Lawson are a very cost effective way to send greetings cards, of all kinds, throughout the year. From New Year, through Easter and Birthdays to Christmas and as many as you like!
At this time of year, thoughts begin to turn to gifts for friends and family. Many people like to make a hamper, and many including me, love to receive one!
November and December can easily be spent in an absolute frenzy of spending with hundreds and hundreds of £’s being put on a credit card. But who says you have to do any of it if you don’t want to. There are many ways to keep Christmas affordable
First published in 2017, still as relevant today. I find grocery shopping online is a good way to keep to a budget. I can happily fill my basket and if the total is what I deem to be too much, I can go back and take things out again that may be a bit of an indulgence,...
How to make reusable beeswax wraps and a sandwich bag, and for just pennies
5 Things to do inside, outside, in the school holidays, to cook for tea and many others
As many budgeters know, there are certain generic meals that can be endlessly modified, as well as all the wonderful recipes for these generic recipes, they will swallow whatever you have available, help in the weekly fridge clean out and use up all kinds of bits and pieces. I’ve been musing about it for a while and this week I thought that it would be perfectly possible to meal plan around generic meals.
You really really really DO NOT HAVE TO SPEND ANY MONEY AT ALL. Please do not get sucked into that idea that it doesn’t count unless you have bought an expensive gift and splashed out on an expensive Valentines meal out
For the last 18 months, we have been trying to get planning permission to convert our loft space.