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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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DJT’s 365 Day Penny Challenge

You will probably have come across lots of saving challenges, especially at this time of year, but I have adapted the Penny Challenge to suit me and my saving aspirations. In normal circumstances the Penny Challenge works by adding an extra penny to your total per day, for e.g. 1p, 2p, 3p right the way up until you put £3.65…

What saving challenges are there? Do saving challenges work? What are the best saving challenges? How successful are saving challenges?
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Two Saving Challenges I Will Complete This Year

Ever since I started this blog around a year ago I like to set myself saving challenges for the year. Last year I just had set standing orders topping up various accounts, however this year I want to go a step further, living off no more than 50% of my wages. I tried and failed this last year, but still…

Christmas might be over but the Amazon scam is still going strong! Fake Amazon receipts are still appearing in people's email accounts designed to trick you by looking like there is a genuine issue.
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The Amazon Scam Is Alive And Kicking

Christmas might be over but the Amazon scam is still going strong! Amazon scam receipts are still appearing in people’s email accounts designed to trick you by looking like there is a genuine issue. A friend of mine received one the other day and suggested it’s something I should be letting you all know about, so let’s warm up the Bullshizzle…

The Childrens society Debt Campaign needs our help to ask the goverment to create a breathing space for families in debt to help protect the mental health of children.
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The Children’s Society Debt Trap Campaign: My Story

I came across The Children’s Society Debt Trap campaign last week during the UK Money Bloggers weekly live Twitter discussion, Monday Money. It struck a nerve immediately, and to be honesty it brought back some hidden, painful memories. The Debt Trap campaign is raising awareness surrounding the damage that debt can do to a child’s mental health. A child is…

DJT's Minestrone soup
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DJT’s Minestrone Soup

This is my tasty, quick and easy take on Minestrone soup and a firm favourite at Thrifty Towers. It’s a perfect winter warmer which can be batch cooked and frozen if you want something you can just take out in a rush. One of the great things about this recipe is you can alter the ingredients to suit your taste,…

Web browsing, email records, even your social media accounts. Big Brother is going to be watching you to make sure you're paying your taxes with the launch of a new 'super computer'
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BEWARE! Big Brother Is Coming To Check You’re Paying Your Taxes

Web browsing, email records, even your social media accounts. Big Brother is going to be watching you to make sure you’re paying your taxes with the launch of a new ‘super computer’ Her Maj’s Revenue and Customs are set to unleash a new ‘super computer’ which claims to identify ANYONE who is paying too little tax. The ‘Connect’ system uses…

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…

Let's face it, there is nothing worse than looking at a pile of tasks you need to work through when you feel lethargic and sluggish. Yet, there are lots of changes we can make to our routine to stop punishing ourselves in an already hectic lifestyle. Implement even a few of these and I guarantee you will feel more energized and you WILL easily increase productivity.
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Things You Can Do Now PART THREE: Increase Productivity

There are many everyday habits we all have that are the enemy if you’re looking to increase productivity. Today’s post is the last in the three part series of ‘Things You Can Do Now’. Today we’re looking at how to increase productivity. Let’s face it, there is nothing worse than looking at a pile of tasks you need to work through…

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