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Ways to Decorate on a Budget - Our Tips and Tricks

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Decorating can be expensive and often we will put off doing this knowing the costs. If you’ve just moved house that’s expensive enough and the decorating goes to the bottom of the pile. We’ve brought you some tips on cheaper ways to decorate and change up your decor, without breaking your budget.

Saving Money on Baby Essentials for New Mums

SavingMoneyOnBabyEssentialsAlthough it is never cheap to have children, you really don’t need to spend thousands in the first year…

We have put together what we consider to be the top 7 essentials that new mums need, along with some simple, straight to the point advice on what your options are when buying these and how you can save some money.  There really is only a handful of things that you really need to have in order to ease your child's life into this world (and ease yourself into the role of mummy or daddy!).

 

Breast Feed To Save Money

Breast FeedingFor many new mums, breast milk is the most precious source of nutrients for their baby.  Breast milk is uniquely rich in vitamins and minerals, proteins, and even contains powerful antibodies that protect newborns too.  While breastfeeding may be one of the mountains of tasks that come with a new baby at home, it's also a hidden source for saving serious money too!  Looking at the act of breastfeeding as a means for saving money reveals several surprising financial benefits for new mums.

How to Make Money at a Car Boot

Car BootMaking money at car boot sales can be tricky as everyone is there for one reason – to grab a bargain. After paying your entrance fee it can often be hardly worth the effort. We’ve brought you some helpful tips that will ensure you will definitely be coming home with a profit!

How to Save BIG on Pet Supplies

CatDespite what you might think, having a pet doesn’t need to cost you the earth. Our tips will help your money go further while you are still able to provide the best care and life for your animal companion/s. You’ll save on pet supplies, care and other associated pet costs you may not have thought about..

Ways to Stop Wasting Money on Toys

LegoIf you have children then I am sure you can relate to having a house full of toys, most of which don’t get played with very often. Here are a few suggestions to consider before you go and spend more of your hard-earnt money on the next batch of new toys.

How to Save a Fortune With an Extra Freezer

Freezer Bulk CookingMaking the initial purchase of an extra freezer may seem like an un-needed expense at first, but in the long run this will almost definitely benefit your budget (trust us :)). We’ve brought you some great tips on how an extra freezer WILL save you money.

Baking Soda - Sent From the Gods to Save you Money!

Baking Soda BrushBaking soda or Sodium bicarbonate as it is more commonly known appears as a fine white powder and for years has been widely used for many different purposes. We’ve brought you the best ways that you can use this 'wonder powder' in every day life to save you money over buying expensive alternatives!

Top 10 Cheap Veggie Meals

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It is estimated that around 1.2million people are vegetarian in the UK and many more now just choosing to 'go green' with their meals. People are even trying ‘meat free Mondays’ to reduce the cost of their food shop. So we’ve brought you 10 of our favourite vegetarian meals which are great on a budget.

 

Haggling the Right way - 18 tips

HaggleThe British are known for being pros at bargaining when they travel overseas. So, why does that fire seem to disappear as soon as we’re back home?

Did you know that it’s perfectly legal to bargain in big retail stores? It’s a right protected by law! And honestly, what is there to lose? Someone might say no, but as the ol' rhyme says, words can't hurt you... But there are a few things to keep in mind when you’re haggling - here are our tips.

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