To millions of people all around the world, today is the day that Princess Diana died, to me and my family it's the day we lost the captain of our ship, my Granddad Jack, who was taken from us twelve years ago.

Keep Cracking On: The Granddad Jack Taylor Code

To millions of people all around the world, today is the day that Princess Diana died, to me and my family it’s the day we lost the captain of our ship, my Granddad Jack, who was taken from us twelve years ago. I’ve been thinking of him even more than usual recently as I’ve been having times when I…

On average, the payout for a PPI claim is approximately £3000 — and there’s a likelihood that you’ll be owed a similar amount. That figure alone should be all the motivation needed to at least check if you’re owed PPI, but that’s not the only reason to keep in mind…

Why Now Is the Time to Check If You’re Owed PPI

On average, the payout for a PPI claim is approximately £3000 — and there’s a likelihood that you’ll be owed a similar amount. That figure alone should be all the motivation needed to at least check if you’re owed PPI, but that’s not the only reason to keep in mind… You will likely have already heard of Payment Protection…

Mary, Mel and Sue have long scone from Great British Bake Off, but did the new presenting team get your baps in a flap, make you want to kick them in the soggy bottom, or did you welcome them into your home with open barms?

Great British Bake Off Review: Complete With Thrifty Recipes

Mary, Mel and Sue have long scone from Great British Bake Off, but did the new presenting team get your baps in a flap, make you want to kick them in the soggy bottom, or did you welcome them into your home with open barms? Personally I loved it, yes fifteen minutes of adverts did my bread in a…

After almost passing out with sheer delight at the first sight of your highly tempting advert promising to save some of my precious time, being a minute conscious, busy individual where spare hours in a day are an extremely limited and valuable commodity, I decided to give We Buy Any Car a once over whilst surfing the tinterweb.

Dear We Buy Any Car: Some Honest Customer Feedback

After almost passing out with sheer delight at the first sight of your highly tempting advert promising to save some of my precious time, being a minute conscious, busy individual where spare hours in a day are an extremely limited and valuable commodity, I decided to give We Buy Any Car a once over whilst surfing the tinterweb. I…

If you’ve become accustomed to salvaging your sanity and grabbing yourself a well earned breather by banging your little angels in front of the tele-box to watch Disney on Netfix, pour yourself a large brandy and take a seat, I’ve got some rather upsetting news. Disney on Netflix will soon be nothing more than a distant, cherished memory.

Say Goodbye To Disney On Netflix: The Big Mouse House Migration

If you’ve become accustomed to salvaging your sanity and grabbing yourself a well earned breather by banging your little angels in front of the tele-box to watch Disney on Netfix, pour yourself a large brandy and take a seat, I’ve got some rather upsetting news. Disney on Netflix will soon be nothing more than a distant, cherished memory. CEO…

Award season is upon us in money blogging land so the trip from Manchester to London is on the cards as Thinking Thrifty, fresh from picking up the best new new blog award last year, has made the final for three categories - Best Personal Finance Blog, Best Money Making Blog & Best Money Saving Blog.

Manchester To London On A Budget: The SHOMOS Are Coming

Award season is upon us in money blogging land so the trip from Manchester to London is on the cards as Thinking Thrifty, fresh from picking up the best new new blog award last year, has made the final for three categories – Best Personal Finance Blog, Best Money Making Blog & Best Money Saving Blog. Last year when…

I wouldn’t tell you any lies, I spent a large chunk of my life being a complete and utter twunk, causing mayhem pretty much wherever the wind took me and generally being an all round pain in the arse. Thankfully, praise the universe, I started to grow up a few years back and took on a more adult approach to life, promising myself I’d be a nicer, better person. I want to pay it forward from now on!

Pay It Forward: Why I’m Catering A Wedding For Free

I wouldn’t tell you any lies, I spent a large chunk of my life being a complete and utter twunk, causing mayhem pretty much wherever the wind took me and generally being an all round pain in the arse. Thankfully, praise the universe, I started to grow up a few years back and took on a more adult approach…

A bailiff has the right to take away some of your possessions, with the exception being anything you cannot live or work without. They can sell any possessions they lift from your home to raise money that is paid to your creditors for your outstanding debt.  As I mentioned earlier, they can be a court official or employed by a private company. Bailiffs usually won’t get involved unless the case has already been to court and you were unable to come to an agreement with your creditors.

How To Deal With Bailiffs And Debt Collectors

If you’ve received notification that you have bailiff action coming your way, you need to clue yourself up about what powers bailiffs have, quickly. Put aside any notions about burying your head, you need to move extremely swiftly in dealing with bailiffs and debt collectors.    I’m going to need you to forget what Janet from around the corner…

Quitting smoking comes with some MASSIVE side effects that you should all be aware of. You can check out my cig free progress here!

Quitting Smoking Update: I’d Definitely Swap My Moobs For My Wing Nuts Right Now

When you’re born with ears the likes of which have never been seen on one of such tender years before, you can guarantee you’re going to come up against some old, trusted classics on the banter bus. Every argument with our skids (translation for non Mancunians – my siblings) would invariably end in a dig at the jug handles…

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