The British Towns Where Houses Are Too Cheap

The British Towns Where Houses Are Too Cheap

In 2015 I did a lot of reading about the British housing market/bubble/crisis – however you choose to see it. Starting with John Lanchester’s “Whoops” and finishing with Danny Dorling’s “Inequality and the 1%”, with innumerable newspaper articles in between, I started absorbing all sorts of information that would have passed me by not long before. I suppose the switch was flipped by suddenly […]

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5 Frugal Things I’ve Done

Here are 5 of the frugal things I've done for the week - 24th March, 2017.

It’s been a big eBay week here, but we’ve been buying, not selling. I know, I know, but as I said before, I don’t like selling online much. I’ve also been doing a lot of research for some posts, so it’s hard to fit everything in. Still, here are some thrifty things we did this week! 1 We generally get […]

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Everything I Learned From My Mother (About Money)

Our mothers teach us so much about life by their actions as well as their lessons. Here's what I learned from my mother (about money).

My mother My mother and I have a wonderful relationship, and I’m truly happy to be able to say that. She’s taught me a lot about life, but not always in a direct way. Mum has given me a few direct pieces of advice over the years, but generally, I’ve learned from her example. As well as the things she […]

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Free Stuff For New TopCashback Members

Free stuff for new Top Cashback members! Click on the picture to read the latest Top Cashback member deals.

There are always lots of great deals for freebies from TopCashback to entice new members to join up. And guess what – it’s a win-win situation, because TopCashback is one of the best tools in the savvy money saver’s toolkit! Of course, it’s a wee bit annoying that these deals are only for new members, but you can always refer […]

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Bad Buys: Our Wedding Rings

Bad Buys: Our Wedding Rings by Homely Economics

Our wedding rings might well be the worst purchase we’ve ever made together.   Before we got married, we lived five hours away from each other (I was in London, he was in Lancashire) and so only had weekend visits to shop together. On top of this, we were both keenly aware of our particular pecuniary challenges – that is […]

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Five Frugal Things I Did This Week

Click on the picture to read about the frugal things I've done this week to save my family some money!

Some weeks, opportunities to save money pop up more easily than other times. As we’ve started buying more items for the house to complete our DIY projects, we’ve had more chances to save some cash, and this week we’ve nabbed a few bargains! It’s not just frugality through saving on shopping though: we’ve done a few things as a matter […]

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