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August 21, 2015 0

Why did you choose your current car model? Because it was a cult classic, the best-looking, the car that evoked your…

  • June 10, 2015Miserable and broke? Here are 7 ways to cheer yourself up!

  • June 3, 2015Life without children – Cheap, but it doesn’t suit everyone

  • May 22, 2015Need festival fashion on a shoestring? Try the Hippy Clothing Company

Home & Garden

July 29, 2015 0

The Independent reported earlier this week that having a garden increases the value of a property by 10%, which is definitely…

  • April 25, 2015More quirky and interesting charity shop and emporium finds

  • April 24, 2015Charity shop and boot fair bargains

  • April 16, 201513 cheap tips for a glorious summer garden


August 26, 2015 0

Isn’t it always the way. Classic economics is a bugger. For years and years vintage fashion has been as cheap…

  • July 22, 2015This Old Thing… vintage fashion hits the big time

  • August 19, 2014The vintage fur coat dilemma – And what to do with one

  • May 12, 2014Fashion discount codes for summer sartorial elegance…

Food & Drink

June 24, 2015 0

The latest news? Apparently Starbucks is putting up the price of their coffee. But we still flock to coffee shops…

  • March 31, 2015More than 400 meat free recipes

  • March 25, 2015Join the micro-baking revolution and make £££s

  • August 7, 2014An ode to tap water: drink it, citizens!

Health & Beauty

February 17, 2015 0

Not so long ago the news was full of reports highlighting how there’s very little if any benefit in taking…

  • July 3, 2014Sun cream fail scandal – Beware of the “don’t buy” list

  • July 1, 2014Dental insurance – Save cash on your gnashers

  • April 15, 2014Alexander Technique – Learning to help yourself…

By on August 28, 2015Finance

RBS fined for hopeless mortgage advice Royal Bank of Scotland has been slammed for giving 99% of their mortgage customers bad mortgage advice. They’ve been fined £14.5 million as a result. Some people feel it’s best to avoid banks altogether if you want a mortgage. I must admit I find myself agreeing. If we ever need a mortgage again, which I dearly hope we don’t, I’ll be avoiding banks like the plague. After all, if they can’t even manage to get their banking act together, leaving the entire planet’s financial system in disarray, I don’t feel I can trust them…

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By Kate on June 26, 2015Seasonal

Glastonbury is looming, signalling the start of the summer festival scene. But it isn’t the only one. There are literally hundreds of UK music festivals, maybe even thousands, of every shape, size and flavour. In the olden days we only had a handful of major festivals to choose from, including Glastonbury, the Isle of Wight and Reading. I never liked any of them. Glastonbury was mostly for hippies back then, and was already far too big and crowded for my taste. Reading was more or less all rock music, which really wasn’t my thing, being a soul, jazz, disco and funk fan.…

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By Kate on May 21, 2015Discounts & Tips

We’re always looking at ways to save money, spend less and generate more. But what about all those danger zones it’s best to avoid? I thought it might be helpful to take a look at people, places and situations it makes sense to keep away from if you want to hang onto your cash. Here goes. Danger zones for money savers, scrimpers and savers Spendthrift friends and family It’s tough hanging onto your purse strings when everyone around you is splurging like people possessed. If you have friends and family members who can’t stop spending, make sure you get together in situations where…

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