Shared ownership: What you need to know

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  London living. It’s an enticing prospect. You don’t have to clock up significant e-mileage before you reach a compilation of reasons that herald it as the greatest city in the world. … [Continue reading]

Showroom Condition – How to Clean your Car Like a Professional

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It is always an exciting moment to be handed the keys to a shiny new car, and getting behind the wheel of that pristine vehicle makes it feel like it’s worth every penny. Most of us like to keep … [Continue reading]

Frugal Fashion – October

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Oh I have been looking around the winter trends and pastels are my pick of the season. Matalan as ever has some great fashion bargains and these are definitely on my winter wishlist. Winter at … [Continue reading]

Are You Lucky?

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What is negative equity?

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Negative equity is a term that can cause some confusion. Here is an explanation of exactly what it means and whether it is something that you need to worry about. What Is Negative … [Continue reading]

Showering Saves Money

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  When I was a child we didn't have central heating. We used to feed our electricity meter with 50p pieces and it seemed to guzzle them up (or so my mums said.) We had an old boiler that took … [Continue reading]

Rainy Day Play on a Budget


When the weather turns grey and miserable, it becomes increasingly difficult to find ways of entertaining the kids. There seem to be so few options available, especially cheap ones. However, with a … [Continue reading]

Want to make big energy savings? Take the pledge today


With the Big Energy Saving Week set to take place between 20-24th October 2014, the energy saving trust are calling upon people to think more carefully about their energy consumption. So if you want … [Continue reading]

Bonfire Night Crafts


As well as the excitement of a huge bonfire, spectacular fireworks and delicious hot food, you can make the most out of the 5th November by spending some crafty time with your kids. Here are some … [Continue reading]

Saving Money By DIY

No-one in my family growing up ever did any DIY . We always lived in rented accommodation and maybe we weren't allowed. I am not sure really. My dad was not a practical man and my mum changed the … [Continue reading]

How to find the right career


I have been pondering how to find the right career for me. When I was young I trained a social worker and pretty much thought that is what I would always do as a career. Shortly after qualifying as a social worker I realised much of my work was … [Continue reading]

What I cannot bear to leave behind when holidaying in the UK

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I love to holiday in the UK because you can take as much luggage as you like (or that will fit in your car) rather than just a suitcase or two if flying abroad. There are just somethings I really cannot bear to leave behind. Here are things I … [Continue reading]

Frugal Fashion: Blanket Wraps

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It has been a while since I shared some frugal fashion hasn't it! Blanket wraps /capes/shawls/ponchos (they can't seem to make up it's mind) are a big style statement this Autumn and I have found some well priced ones. I am loving the vibrant … [Continue reading]

Hardwall Takker


So have you heard of the Hardwall Takker? If you haven't I reckon you will soon. If like me you are a little bit terrified of electrical gadgets this is a really nifty alternative.  You will have no more need for   for electric drills, … [Continue reading]