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How to Save on Your Wedding

Wedding RingsEven though 22% of brides say they are going to adjust their budget due to the change in economic climate, over 50% accept they would be going over budget.

It is now becoming more popular to say you are going to save money on a wedding. But, now it’s not only popular, for most of us, it’s a necessity.  So, here are our favorite ideas on how to...

Cheap Freezer Meals... For Those Busy Weekdays

Fish Pie FrozenWe all have days where we simply run out of hours in the day and when it comes to cooking an evening meal we just don’t have the time. We’ve brought you some cheap freezer meal ideas that you can prepare in advance for an average family of four and can be cooked without much preparation.

Money Saving Hacks We SHOULD Learn From Our Mums

Mums - Learning From their Hacks to Save Money

Long gone are the days where you rolled your eyes at your Mum and shrugged while muttering ‘whatever’ under your breath because now you’re a parent. A parent who’s realised that your Mum was pretty much spot on all those years ago, much to your secret disappointment ;)

In fact, so spot on that I’m now going to tell you exactly how we should be copying our Mum’s tips, hacks and tricks of the parental trade to save ourselves plenty of pennies

Top 37 Tips for Budget Conscious Makeup Enthusiasts

Makeup tips on a budgetAre you a makeup enthusiast? We've brought you 37 top tips for if you're trying to stick to a budget.

Don’t Stress! Christmas Presents Aren’t That Important

Christmas PresentsAs parent, Christmas is always on our minds in one form or another as we all know what that means. Time to start making lists and working overtime and putting aside money for the huge event that is Christmas day. If you’re anything like us, you’ll probably check out as many stores as possible to make sure your children get what they really want for Christmas. After all, giving presents is a huge part of what makes Christmas, right? 

Make Your Groceries Last Longer With These 16 Tips

Fresh Vegetables

Being frugal isn’t always about saving money at the shops, it’s about making the most out of the items you have aleady. This can be done in a variety of ways, but one of the most significant is to make your groceries last longer. After all, groceries are a huge part of your monthly costs and keeping them around longer can only help you save in the long run

Please Don’t Throw These Foods Away Yet!

Food that can keepGetting good bargains isn’t always about finding items for the lowest prices, sometimes it’s about extending the life of things you already have so you don’t waste them. This is especially true with food, which seems to be getting more and more expensive every day.  Often, the actual expiry date is a lot longer than what’s written on the packaging - especially if you follow our tips on ways to keep food for longer...

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bills

Energy Saving IdeasBesides your rent or mortgage, your energy bills are probably your biggest monthly expense. And, with the colder months looming just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking of ways to save money on your energy bill. If you’ve ever considered working out ways to lower your energy consumption, but then given up because it seemed too complicated, you’re not alone - so here are a few simple things you can do that can help..

How to: Do Your Washing for Less

Washing PowdersWashing can be expensive and and as your family grows, so do the costs! The average family washes nearly 400 loads of laundry per year! That’s a lot of detergent... We’ve brought you some great tips to help you save money on your laundry that also have the benefit of being kinder to our environment. 

‘Sales Schemes’ That get you Every Time

Sale Stickers

Have you ever felt like you’re making all the right decisions, but for some reason at the end of the month, you still haven’t saved any money? That despite shopping smart, cutting back on certain things, and finding ways to cut back on your utilities, you still don’t have the extra funds you wanted for your holiday? You are not alone, so we decided to investigate...

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