Category Archives: Moneysaving tips

Ten commandments of savings

Thanks very much to everyone who entered the Moneysupermarket.com competition to find the best ‘ten commandments of saving’ or top savings tips. There were some really great entries, but here are my ten favourites: – Get children saving at a … Continue reading

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Competition: Your favourite savings tips

Are you canny with your money? Fancy winning yourself £100 or more? Moneysupermarket have been in touch and are running a competition with personal finance and frugal bloggers as part of ISA season to see which of their readers can … Continue reading

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Meet the amazing Tracey Smith

It’s been a busy month on my Frugal Life blog for MSN. We’ve been coming up with all kinds of ideas on how to save money by eating the wild food that’s coming into season now, to how to enjoy … Continue reading

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A Last Nod to Homemade Christmas Decorations

Now, I know that Christmas is very much behind us and all of us are looking ahead to what the New Year holds. I for one have been busy on my blog for MSN, making my frugal New Year’s resolutions. … Continue reading

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The Delights of Christmas Leftovers

Will you be tucking into turkey and all the trimmings this Christmas? I’m looking forward to serving up our home-grown vegetables on Christmas Day which – amazingly – are still alive despite the sub-zero temperatures here in Essex. Now, I … Continue reading

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A virgin swisher

Yesterday I held my first swishing (clothes and accessory swapping) session at my home. It sounds ridiculous but I actually got nervous, wondering what my neighbour Nina would make of my unwanted clothes and accessories. She has her own funky … Continue reading

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Is swishing the new black?

Have you heard of swishing? When I first came across the expression, I thought it was the sound my curtains make when I’m spying on the neighbours. But it’s actually a frugal craze that’s been sweeping across the globe during … Continue reading

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Your tips for a frugal summer

With volcanic ash polluting the skies and horror stories about people sleeping at airports and expensive journeys home, you can be forgiven for ditching the idea of a summer holiday abroad. Suddenly travelling by train or car to a holiday … Continue reading

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Would you ask for a doggy bag?

As of last weekend, I am another year older. I am definitely greyer but, as for wiser, I very much doubt it. Unusually, my parents were over from Ireland to help me mark my birthday, which was very enjoyable. Normally … Continue reading

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Ditch Bad Habits and Save a Packet

It’s No Smoking Day this Wednesday and charities are busy organising events around the UK to encourage more people to quit the evil weed. It’s got me thinking this week about how much we could all save by ditching bad … Continue reading

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