10 Simple Ways To Save On The Cost Of Your Holiday [INFOGRAPHIC]

As we are tightening our belts this year in pursuit of our first home we’ll be lucky to see one holiday. In fact, had it not been my mother’s 60th birthday at the end of this year, we wouldn’t be going at all. But, I promised to take her and I’m a man of my word so I’m taking her…

Be Frugal With Your Time, Not Just Your Money!

Are you wasting your time being frugal? Frugality, for many, can conjure up the image of a mad man / woman frantically cutting out coupons from the paper to save a couple of quid on their shopping bill. This not my perception of frugality at all. My time is more precious to me than money and true frugality is not…

current accounts

How I Turned Three Current Accounts Into A Saving Machine

These days  current accounts to save can offer better rates than a savings account. In a topsy-turvy world of ultralow savings rates you have to think outside the box when it comes to maximising your saving potential. I remain firmly on target for the £5,000 Challenge for the first quarter of the year and as we approach the end of…

energy bills

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…

Muscle Foods Review

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

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

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…

Council tax

Why You Could Be Overpaying For Council Tax

You would think that it is impossible to be in the wrong council tax band right? WRONG! It seems that when the council tax bands were first being classified it wasn’t the thorough valuation on properties that you would expect. It is now estimated that 400,000 homes in England and Scotland could have been placed in the wrong council tax…

Shop savvy

Shop Savvy With Price Per Unit

How do I shop savvy? One of the best ways you can shop savvy and cut down on your food shop is to look more carefully at the price per unit. Supermarkets often bamboozle us with special offers and multi-packs. As you walk around you are enticed by one offer after another, yet, quite often the one who feels the…

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