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Taking Baby Steps

When it comes to housekeeping – like so many large and complex tasks – it really helps to break things down into smaller goals. I have a tendency to look … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

What thriftiness means to me

I read an excellent article on the Politics of Thrift recently and it really resonated with me. When it comes to money, I’ve always been careful. As a kid, I … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

Organised fun: Gifts

When it comes to birthdays and other celebrations, hands up who ends up panic-buying a £3.50 card from the high street or sending a last-minute bunch of flowers at exorbitant … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Best Buys for under 50p

Do you remember when a packet of Polo mints cost just 8p? If so, you’re probably a similar age to me, but what can 8p buy these days? Not much. … Continue reading

December 23, 2012

How to perform a financial health-check

 Give yourself a financial health-check and inspect your regular outgoings. Are you getting the best deal from your mortgage and credit cards? Log on to http://www.uswitch.com and see if you’re … Continue reading

December 14, 2012

What are you thankful for?

We’re not American, but this year we (okay, I) decided to celebrate Thanksgiving. It wasn’t a totally random idea – I was born in Canada, which, even though I left … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

Five ways to reduce your grocery bill

Food prices are showing no signs of reducing and may, in fact, be set to increase. Urk. Without wishing to sound like a grocery-obsessive, I bring you five tips to … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

How to budget

With an accurate budget, you’ll be able to make sure that all unnecessary expenses are cut out, saving you money, and avoiding running up big debts. If you already have … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Do you know what’s in your cupboards?

I’ve been a freelance writer for ages, but I also spent a few years running an online retail business. I learned a lot of things including basic accounting, that cash-flow … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 4 Comments

How to borrow money

The UK now has one of the highest levels of personal debt in the world – in April 2011 the British people collectively owed over £1,460bn in private debt. And … Continue reading

October 17, 2012

How to cope with financial difficulty

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you may find yourself running into debt. If you do, it’s essential that you deal with it head-on and as soon as possible, rather than … Continue reading

September 17, 2012

How to save money

If you’ve not got any savings at the moment, you’re not alone. One in eight of us in the UK don’t have anything put away, according to research from National … Continue reading

August 28, 2012
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