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 to…

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 told…

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 on…

OK, let's be frank on this lasagne recipe, it's only thrifty if you shop smart picking up reduced items - stealing a glass of red wine from your partner's bottle helps to keep the cost down too! However, if you are too strapped for cash to take yourself to an Italian restaurant, this could be considered a thrifty way to treat yourself by bringing the restaurant into your own home. And, using this technique you don't have to be a chef to pull off a mega tasty dish.

Super Easy Pressure King Pro Lasagne

OK, let’s be frank on this lasagne recipe, it’s only thrifty if you shop smart picking up reduced items – stealing a glass of red wine from your partner’s bottle helps to keep the cost down too! However, if you are too strapped for cash to take yourself to an Italian restaurant, this could be considered a thrifty way to…

This is how I made Mediterranean sausage casserole using the Pressure King Pro, it took about 30 minutes, is cheap and Slimming World friendly!

Pressure King Pro Mediterranean Sausage Casserole: Slimming World Friendly

Mediterranean sausage casserole was not what I was expecting to be cooking last night, but I had spied a reduced packet of pork sausages in Sainsburys and fancied a bit of a change. Plus, I had a guest round at mine who I’m always banging onto about cooking tasty meals for next to naff all, so this presented the perfect…

Debt can be all consuming if left to get out of control. But, how can you tell if your debts have become a problem that you need help with?

How Do You Know You Have Debt Problems?

Do you know what debt is? Sounds like a silly question right? But, you’d be surprised how many of us don’t understand the meaning of it enough to recognise whether it has become a problem. A simple definition of debt  is a sum of money that is owed or due, a financial obligation that you are bound to pay back….

I was honoured to be asked to appear as a guest thrifty, money saver on BBC 1's Right on the Money with Denise and Dom. Here's what we discussed!

My Guest Appearance On BBC’s Right On The Money

After strutting out of my previous job back in April, my second day in the world of self-employment was spent appearing as a thrifty, money saving ninja on BBC’s Right On The Money. If you’ve never tuned into the show before, it’s a programme on BBC 1 presented by Dom Littlewood and one of my all time sporting heroes Denise…

If you’re late to the table sorting out the next 7 weeks viewing of Game of Thrones, calm your barm, it’s not too late to get paid to watch it - yeah, seriously!

How You Can Get Paid To Watch Game Of Thrones!

If you’re late to the table sorting out the next 7 weeks viewing of Game of Thrones, calm your barm, it’s not too late to get paid to watch it – yeah, seriously! This Wednesday I was delighted to be invited to appear as a guest on Cash Chats with Andy Webb from Be Clever With Your Cash. If you’ve…

Would you risk pissing someone off to prevent them from committing financial suicide?

Would You Be Willing To Upset A Friend To Stop Them Committing Financial Suicide?

As a money blogger and a former employee of the debt industry, I’m in a fair few money related Facebook groups. If someone has a financial related query I’m happy to offer the best advice I can, if I don’t know the answer I’ll keep schtum and try and point them in the right direction for the correct advice. Facebook…

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