2017

Luxury Holidays And Latest Tech Top Big Ticket Shopping List Of 2017

A tumultuous 2016 has not put Brits off spending big in 2017, according to credit score and report site ClearScore. 82% plan to splurge on ‘big ticket’ items next year, with holidays abroad topping the wish list for nearly half of UK adults (45%). “Staycations” follow close behind for 38% and high-end tech, such as MacBooks and SLR cameras will…

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The Ultimate Tightwad January Guide

You can be the ultimate tightwad this January if you put your mind to it. My stepdad was the biggest tightwad I’ve ever met in my life. We didn’t always get on, but there are many things I’ve took from him that used to bug the life out of me as a child. I’ve written this post with him in…

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New Year’s Eve House Party Madness Survival Kit

Apparently, this year 78% of the UK is staying at home for New Year’s Eve. I have to say I don’t bloody blame them with the cost of double-time taxis there and back, plus pubs and bars you go to every week charging you for one night – and that’s before you’ve even bought a drink. However, staying at home…

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Which Very Common Debt Isn’t On Your Credit Record?

This is a guest post by Sara Williams who blogs about everything to do with debt and credit ratings at Debt Camel. It’s natural to assume that all debts, or at least the important ones, will show on your credit file. There are three credit reference agencies in Britain – Experian, Equifax and Call Credit – so if you check your credit…

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Happy First Birthday Thinking Thrifty

One year of Thinking Thrifty, WOW! Where did that go? It’s 12 months to the day since I launched the Thinking Thrifty blog purely to keep me on track with my saving. I had the initial goal of saving enough for a mortgage deposit for my first house, £5,000 was my target back then, I wasn’t expecting things to escalate…

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Thinking Thrifty’s Top 20 Money Quotes

I made some pretty substantial changes to my spending habits this year. I’ve read a lot of personal finance material from other bloggers and books from the guys who’ve gone out there and reached financial independence. Over this last year I’ve read many money quotes from MANY great minds. Below are my favourite twenty, I hope you enjoy them and…

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Why That Two Pound Coin In Your Pocket Could Be Worth A Lot More

After the madness surrounding the new five pound note, it seems there’s some valuable two pound coins doing the rounds now too. An error at the Royal Mint means that something originally sent out with a value of £2 has now risen astronomically to £360! Why are they valuable? A batch of them were sent out with a grammatical error…

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10 Horrible Mistakes You’re Making With Your Credit Card

Christmas is around the corner and many of us will have turned to the credit card to help cover the cost. If you’ve applied for credit to get you through Christmas you should know exactly what you’re dealing with in order to stay away from common mistakes. In this short guide I’ll explain what you need to stay clear of if…

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How A Prepaid Card Stops You Getting PayPal Scammed (Like I Was)

Earlier this week I awoke to a bit of a shock, I had been PayPal scammed and my bank emptied. Some clever bugger had hacked my PayPal account and helped themselves to numerous goodies at my expense as I had my main current account linked to it. Luckily, we have enough security measures around these days to get your money…

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