46% of people say holiday allowance is more important than pension contributions towards retirement when job seeking. The world has officially gone mad!
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Job Hunters Don’t Care About Their Retirement

This post has the ability to divide opinion and cause much debate, however I’ll risk the wrath, as when I saw Aviva’s press release suggesting that UK job hunters place holiday allowance and flexible working hours higher on their agenda than pension contributions for their retirement, it was a double palm face moment. For the record, I don’t have any children, or…

Identity fraud has reached record levels, so it has never been more important to protect yourself properly online
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Identity Fraud Reaches Record Levels: Why You Should Be Protecting Yourself Better

Regular readers of Thinking Thrifty will know I was the victim of identity fraud back in December 2016. Some crafty trickster had infiltrated my PayPal account, made the best part of 60 transactions and just for good measure, changed my account into a business name. Not only that, they had also gained access to my eBay account and made a…

Overnight steak and ale in the Pressure King Pro for a nice easy meal!
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Overnight Steak And Ale Using The Pressure King Pro

If you’re looking for something you can just throw in a pressure cooker / slow cooker, overnight steak and ale is perfect. It’s lovely comfort food and is as easy as it gets when it comes to cooking. I used some diced steak I found reduced from £3.70 to just £1 at my local Sainsburys, which helps to make this recipe…

Check out my five thrifty things I've done this week
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5 Thrifty Things I’ve Done This Week #1: Furniture, Nightlife & Side Hustles

It has been a good week for thrifty things in the Taylor household – a very good week! So this is my first ever 5 Thrifty Things post and with spring approaching I have been clearing out a load of rubbish and sorting out our spare room. It seems there are a few people / companies I know who have…

Thdere are some costly mistakes you should avoid if you want to build or maintain a great credit score!
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15 Things That Could Impact Negatively On Your Credit Score

I was involved in a study last year with icount Money which revealed most of us don’t understand our credit score and what affects it. I’ve done quite a few articles on how you can build your credit score, so today I thought I’d give you an indication of what affects it negatively. First of all, if you don’t fully…

There is a new HMRC scam text looking to gain access to your bank details
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The HMRC Scam Text You Should Be Aware Of

At the moment it is just one scam after another, and this week is no different as the HMRC scam text does the rounds in full force. If you haven’t had the ‘lucky’ text yet informing you of a tax rebate windfall, I’ll give you the gist. What is the HMRC scam text? You’ll  receive a text from either HM…

International Women's Day is a global event which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women throughout the world.
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International Women’s Day: The Women Who’ve Guided Me

International Women’s Day is a global event which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women throughout the world. International Women’s Day is this Wednesday (March 8) and when I look back over my life it is women, on the whole, who have helped to shape the person I am today. I’m a much different lad to who…

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Abandon Big Six! Isn’t It Time You Joined The Exodus?

More people than ever before have opened their eyes, didn’t like what they could see and have abandoned the Big Six energy companies – HURRAH!! If you are still stuck on a standard variable tariff with a Big Six supplier you may want to consider joining the exodus, and quick! EDF Energy have whacked up their prices by 8% already…

Why you should never let your insurer auto renew your car insurance
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Why You Should Never Auto Renew Your Car Insurance

The new registration plate is due March 17 making it one of the busiest months of the year in the world of car insurance, so let me ask you this…. If I owned a shop and I was selling cans of coke for £150, would you pay over the odds, or shop around? I’m guessing you’d shop around, so why…

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