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…

When you are trying to stretch those pennies as far as possible, be it to free up some money to tackle your debt, or to save away, your food budget is one of the easiest things to attack first. I balk at the suggestion from some people I know who insist there is nothing they can do to reduce their food shopping bill, there is plenty. But today I'm going to discuss meal planning, as it really helps to cut down your food budget as well as eliminating waste - something I cannot stand! This was one of the first things I did when I first started to take proper control over my spending, and I couldn't believe just how much I could skim off. However, it isn't just the money side of things why I advocate the necessity of meal planning and here is why.

Why You Should Be Meal Planning

When you are trying to stretch those pennies as far as possible, be it to free up some money to tackle your debt, or to save away, your food budget is one of the easiest things to attack first. I balk at the suggestion from some people I know who insist there is nothing they can do to reduce their…

A few weeks ago I went on a road trip to Sheffield to visit the Approved Food factory with a few of the other UK Money Bloggers. If you have never heard of Approved Food, they're the largest online retailer of short-dated food. Here is what I think of the products and service!

Approved Food Review: Just How Good Is It?

A few weeks ago I went on a road trip to Sheffield to visit the Approved Food factory with a few of the other UK Money Bloggers. If you have never heard of Approved Food, they’re the largest online retailer of short-dated food. What I witnessed was an incredible, slick operation, which was the brainchild of Dan Cluderay who, with his…

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…

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Your Broadband Rolling Contract Is Costing You Hundreds

If you’re on a broadband rolling contract it’s costing you and many other Brits around £1.5 billion a year in wasted subscription charges you could be getting much cheaper. Out of contract broadband prices have steadily increased by 38% since 2011 for copper connections and 19% for fibre connections. In direct contrast, in-contract prices have pretty much remained steady over the same…

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What Is Receipt Hog And Why Should You Use It?

I’m always looking at ways to cut the cost of my outgoings and this year I’m making it my mission to pay for as many birthday and Christmas presents with vouchers as possible through a variety of apps, including Receipt Hog. I’ve been looking at ways I can maximise my shopping spend and Receipt Hog is an app that stood…

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Why Your Energy Company Is Mugging Your Loyalty Off

“Loyalty doesn’t pay where energy firms are concerned” was the first blog ever posted on Thinking Thrifty, and it seems most of us are still having our pants pulled down by our energy company. If you’re a customer of SSE, you’re likely to be one of the ones affected most by greedy energy firm bosses failing to make enough effort…

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Why Your Energy Bills Are About To Drastically Rise

Doom and gloom I’m afraid, your energy bills are about to rise by anything up to 34%! After a brief spell of falling prices we’re all in for a shock this winter as energy bills rise beyond belief. All but one of the Big Six energy providers have bumped up their cheapest tariff costs since September with only British Gas abstaining so…

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Prepayment Meters: The Ultimate Insult For The Financially Vulnerable

Prepayment meters have always been a bug bear of mine, or should I say the cost of running them has. You pay before you try, yet you’re charged more than someone paying in arrears – crazy! I find it astounding that energy companies can get away with charging the most vulnerable of society more. That’s not to say everyone who…

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