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Month: January 2017

Food shopping tips for families

Food shopping tips for families

Budgetting and saving money are both more important and more difficult when you have young children. More expenses, less free time. Families come in all shapes and sizes and are all different. There’s no one size fits all with budgetting, and no where is this more true than the food budget. That’s why I decided to ask lots of different families what works for them. Everyone I spoke to did things differently and had various tricks up their sleeves to…

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5 Super Easy Ways To Save

5 Super Easy Ways To Save

Check out these 5 super easy ways to save. I know that saving money can feel like hard work. Really hard work. That’s why, when I try something new that saves money and is actually quite easy, I wanna share it. Might as make saving a bit easier for everyone! Whether you’re looking for some easy ways to start saving or you’ve done all the big, obvious things, these are 5 super easy ways to save a bit more money….

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Lazy frugal tips

Lazy frugal tips

If you’re looking for lazy frugal tips, you’ve come to the right place! Trying to fit saving money into a hectic schedule is not easy. It’s great to have a freezer full of batch cooked food, but you have to find the time up front to do it. So I’ve come up with some lazy frugal tips to help save money with very little effort. These are things I do week in, week out. Some of them even make life…

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Eeeek! I’m on the verge of a no spend weekend!

Eeeek! I’m on the verge of a no spend weekend!

I’m interupting my posting schedule (I know, there’s not much of a schedule anyway!) because I just realised I’m on the verge of a no spend weekend!! Whether you’re looking forward to your own no spend weekend, in the middle of a (scary sounding!) no spend month, or just looking for a few fun things to do without spending money, check out my plans for ideas! How I ended up on the verge of a no spend weekend I usually…

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Weirdo things I do to save money- Part 2

Weirdo things I do to save money- Part 2

Debt is normal so to repay it, you’ve got to be a weirdo. According the Financial Panther, that is, and I’ve got to say, it makes a lot of sense. It got me thinking about what weirdo things I’ve done that have helped me repay debt. Easier said than done, because these ‘weirdo things’ are the norm to me. I’m pretty convinced some can become the norm for you (if they’re not already). I’ve already shared the weirdo things I…

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Weirdo things I do to save money- part 1

Weirdo things I do to save money- part 1

I recently read an article by Financial Panther that said debt is normal so to repay it, you’ve got to be a weirdo. It got me thinking about what weirdo things I’ve done that have helped me repay debt. It took some thinking about at first, because these ‘weirdo things’ are the norm to me. But after scratching my head, I came up with enough to fill 2 posts! Part 1 is about weirdo ways to save money on household…

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Why your ‘simple’ resolution isn’t easy

Why your ‘simple’ resolution isn’t easy

Lots of people choose resolutions that fit in one of two categories: Money or Health. It could be paying down debt, saving more or earning more. It could be doing more exercise or eating fewer cookies. Or, it could be cutting down on cigarettes or alcohol, saving you money and improving your health. These are all quite simple, right? To pay down debt you need to spend less money and put it towards debt payments. To cut down on alcohol,…

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