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5 fabulously frugal things I’ve done this week

5 fabulously frugal things I’ve done this week

It’s been quite a while since I did one of these! I’d love to get back into sharing frugal things I’ve done during the week – even if it’s just to remind myself to try and not spend. So here are the things I’ve done this week to try and save myself some pennies. 1. Sold things on eBay – it had been quite a while since I sold anything on eBay – I just got out of the habit,…

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Preparing For a New Baby on a Budget

Preparing For a New Baby on a Budget

Did you know the average family spend around £3000 in preparation for a new baby?! That’s no small sum of money, and obviously an amount of money that isn’t always readily available to most people. With baby number 3 arriving, we’ve been trying to save money as much as possible. When our first was born, we lived in a small 2 bedroom flat on not much income at all. Ever since then, we’ve learnt that preparing for a new baby…

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How To Save Money in Pregnancy

How To Save Money in Pregnancy

So, you’re pregnant! It can easy to get caught up in thinking you need to buy anything and everything to do with pregnancy. Now on my third pregnancy, I’ve learnt where to spend money, and where not to. Today’s post is all on how to save money in pregnancy, and make sure you save it for the important things. Don’t buy all the maternity clothes. I must admit, in my first pregnancy, as soon as my normal jeans started to…

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How To Stay On A Budget When Self Catering

How To Stay On A Budget When Self Catering

When booking a family holiday, it can be a big decision, self catering or all inclusive? As all inclusive becomes more and more popular, as a family we still enjoy going self catering. We find it means we save money, and we also enjoy the variety of being able to eat all kinds of local foods. It can be tricky to make sure it is value for money though, so here is how to stay on a budget when self…

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How To Book a Budget Family Holiday

How To Book a Budget Family Holiday

We’ve always liked to do things on a budget as a family, and this includes booking a holiday on a budget. We were fortunate enough to be able to save a bit of money this year, so we wanted to make sure we got the most value for money when it came to going away. Pre-children, we were happy to ‘rough it’ a bit, after all we only had ourselves to please, and we had many times where things didn’t…

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Hypnobirthing on a Budget

Hypnobirthing on a Budget

I’ve wanted to write this blog post for a while, and I thought now would be the perfect time. I’m past the halfway point in my pregnancy, and D Day seems to be fast approaching, I can’t quite believe it as it only feels like two minutes since I saw those fateful two lines on the pregnancy test I took. My first labour and birth was pretty straightforward. My waters went in bed at around 4am, contractions started fairly soon…

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How to Survive on Maternity Pay

How to Survive on Maternity Pay

Maternity leave! Endless coffee dates with friends, trips out for lunch, days out at the local farm, frequent soft play visits. Sounds like bliss doesn’t it? (Well, maybe not the soft play part!!). However, all this costs money. If you were like me, and unfortunately did not have any kind of enhanced maternity pay, the big drop in income can feel daunting. Here are my top ways to not only survive on maternity pay, but to actually enjoy the time:…

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5 Frugal Things I’ve done this week – 10/12/2017

5 Frugal Things I’ve done this week – 10/12/2017

A quiet week here, We’ve had a few days just chilling out at home. After a busy week last week, I think it’s important to have time at home. It grounds me and gives me chance to have fun with the kids without distraction! Here are the 5 things that made my week more frugal!   As I said, we’ve had a quiet week at home, so only used the car for the weekly shop at Aldi. Saving diesel and…

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5 Frugal Things I’ve Done This Week – 03/12/2017

5 Frugal Things I’ve Done This Week – 03/12/2017

1.On Monday we went to a local farm. They have an offer on this week, so we got in for half price. It was a treat and the kids absolutely loved it! 2.The car insurance we have for both our cars was up for renewal. I spent a couple of hours one evening going through all the online quotes, and I’ve managed to find some that are cheaper than last year, by about 20%! NEVER just accept the renewal price…

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