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5 Ways To Cope When Flu Season Costs You Wages

Flu season is well and truly in full swing and sometimes through no fault of our own, we cannot make it into work and it ends up costing us our wages. The problem these days is many employers don’t pay wages for any kind of sickness, meaning employees try and brave it and come to work coughing, spluttering, stuff growing…

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6 Reasons I Hate Valentine’s Day (And You Should Too!)

The slushy, mushy, lovey dovey, puke fest that is Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. If you haven’t already guessed, I’m not a massive fan, neither myself, nor PK have a single romantic bone in our bodies. It embarrasses us and generally makes us feel a little sick – sorry to you romantic souls out there but you can’t please…

Spending like a pauper, eating like a king, this is the true story of an apprentice Yellow Ticket Ninja! My journey towards being a fully qualified Yellow Ticket Ninja began hopping on one leg. I had just been stung by a wasp on the London Underground when a lovely Welsh lady stopped to ask me for directions. Turned out we were both on our way to the same awards presentation and to cut a long story short, we both won! Anyway, after a day bonding with Kelly I started having a snoop through her blog - Reduced Grub, where she cooks proper posh nosh for pennies. It got me thinking about how much I was spending on food.
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How I Became A Yellow Ticket Ninja

Spending like a pauper, eating like a king, this is the true story of an apprentice Yellow Ticket Ninja! My journey towards being a fully qualified Yellow Ticket Ninja began hopping on one leg. I had just been stung by a wasp on the London Underground when a lovely Welsh lady stopped to ask  me for directions. Turned out we…

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Things You Can Do Now PART ONE: Saving Money

January is usually the month we’re all ‘gunna’ do something. Whether it be exercising more, losing weight, saving more money or even making more money. With that in mind, this week I’m doing a three part series on things you can do now.  Today it’s saving money, and there is plenty of things you can do right now to start…

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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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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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Learning To Say No Will Be The Best Gift To Yourself This Christmas

At this time of year many personal finance bloggers will be giving out lots of great money saving advice and tips to help you get through Christmas. That’s fantastic, it’s what we’re here for. However, I’m here to change things up a bit. What if you could learn to say no that little bit more? Although I don’t have them…

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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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