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Month: February 2017

No spend challenges to improve your finances

No spend challenges to improve your finances

If you’re looking for a way to improve your finances, you should set yourself a no spend challenge. It’s the perfect challenge, regardless of whether or you’re good with budgetting. We are all different and one size certainly doesn’t fit all, so you can flex your challenge to suit your circumstances. You could start with a no spend day, or go the whole hog on a no spend year (eek!). Improving your finances in the long term Before suggesting some…

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How to have an awesome no spend weekend

How to have an awesome no spend weekend

If the thought of a no spend weekend sounds tedious or fills you with dread, you’re looking at it all wrong. Let me start by asking you this. Do you spend money every day? I reckon I do. I reckon most of us do. Spending money is, somehow, easier than not spending. Shops open 24 hours, 1 click online ordering, and contactless payments mean spending comes as naturally as getting out of bed in the morning. With spending money being…

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100 happy days challenge- have you tried it?

100 happy days challenge- have you tried it?

I tried to be happy for 100 days in a row and failed. Twice. And somehow, I got happier in the process. The 100 happy days challenge took off on social media a couple of years ago. The idea was that we have so much in our lives to be happy about, but no time to recognise it. This was the challenge: For 100 days in a row, take a photo of something that made you happy that day and…

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Cheap and easy (indoor) entertainment for kids

Cheap and easy (indoor) entertainment for kids

It’s always good to have a list of cheap and easy entertainment for kids, especially indoor entertainment as the weather can put a stop to getting out in the fresh air. As February school half term approaches (surely one of the most miserable, weather-wise), I was chatting with my sis about what she could do that wouldn’t cost a fortune but would keep my niece entartained. We came up with some pretty good options (the benefit of trying many of…

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