energy bills
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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Energy Bills

Remember when you received that call regarding your energy bills from that chirpy telesales agent and you told them you wasn’t interested and slammed the phone down? Well, the chances are they might had been able to teach you a few things about your bill that your energy company was happy for you not to know. Despite the continual rises…

Pocket Money Management
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Pocket Money Management

Money management can help to reduce the risk of your child getting into unmanageable debt later in life. We place incredible importance on education in the UK, however, financial education is something that is almost never taught to children. This can lead them to make avoidable mistakes in the future that could burden you as much as it does them….

piggybanking
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The Anatomy Of Piggybanking

Piggybanking is brilliant If you want to get a greater control over your finances. Setting out a budget on paper is easy, it is a lot more difficult to stick to it. You need a lot of willpower or some nifty thrifty techniques to keep you on track. Willpower has to come from within, nobody can give it to you,…

Basic Bank Accounts
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Basic Bank Accounts: Why Do They Take Us For FUNTs?

Basic bank accounts are available for all. So why aren’t they advertised properly by the banks? FUNT is a term coined back in 2008 for somebody who is ‘Financially UNTouchable Unbelievably, there are still over one million people in the UK do not currently have their own bank account, a rather shocking statistic really when you consider a basic bank…

Muscle Foods Review
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Muscle Foods Review

To say I was sceptical about Muscle Foods at first is an understatement. If you haven’t already seen them all over your Facebook newsfeed and on banners on websites throughout the UK, Muscle Foods is an online retailer selling extra lean meats and protein for knockdown prices. As the saying goes ‘if it sounds too good to be true then it…

52 Week Saving Challenge
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52 Week Saving Challenge

Try the 52 Week Saving Challenge and put yourself in a position to be able to afford that holiday you want, pay off that debt or simply take away the panic that Christmas brings. The thought of saving any sort of significant amount of money can be a daunting one. But if you start off slow and aim big towards…

Wombling
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Why Wombling Saves You Cash At The Supermarket

Wombling can help to cut your bills at Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco. As soon as you saw the title of this blog it would have conjured up visions of uncle Bulgaria and the rest of the Womble gang wombling around Wimbeldon common. Well, for those of us of a certain age it would. Wombling is also the name of the…

rent
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Rent Out Your Parking Space

Rent out your parking space, it could be a lucrative side earner! You may have seen the article in Metro newspaper yesterday about the lady who took her revenge on somebody who had parked on her drive without her permission by emptying a ton of gravel behind his car and blocking him in. It got me thinking about how much could you…

rubbish
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How To Make Money From Rubbish

You will be surprised at what rubbish you can sell on ebay! After completing stage one of my transformation from wasteful plonker to frugal superstar it’s now time to start cranking this saving lark up a notch. I have stopped haemorrhaging money like it is going out of fashion and I’ve been looking at ways I can make money for…

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