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.

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.

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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Things You Can Do Now PART TWO: Making Money

Following on from last week’s ‘Things you can do now’, today it’s all about making money! When money gets a bit tight our first reaction is often to cut back and save money in order to survive. However, there are many things you can do to make some extra cash from the comfort of your own home. Money bloggers are…

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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…

2017

Luxury Holidays And Latest Tech Top Big Ticket Shopping List Of 2017

A tumultuous 2016 has not put Brits off spending big in 2017, according to credit score and report site ClearScore. 82% plan to splurge on ‘big ticket’ items next year, with holidays abroad topping the wish list for nearly half of UK adults (45%). “Staycations” follow close behind for 38% and high-end tech, such as MacBooks and SLR cameras will…

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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…

New Year's Eve

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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Which Very Common Debt Isn’t On Your Credit Record?

This is a guest post by Sara Williams who blogs about everything to do with debt and credit ratings at Debt Camel. It’s natural to assume that all debts, or at least the important ones, will show on your credit file. There are three credit reference agencies in Britain – Experian, Equifax and Call Credit – so if you check your credit…

Thinking Thrifty

Happy First Birthday Thinking Thrifty

One year of Thinking Thrifty, WOW! Where did that go? It’s 12 months to the day since I launched the Thinking Thrifty blog purely to keep me on track with my saving. I had the initial goal of saving enough for a mortgage deposit for my first house, £5,000 was my target back then, I wasn’t expecting things to escalate…

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