Five Frugal Things We’ve Done – 12/05/17

5 Frugal things we've done for this week - click on the picture to read about what we've been up to!

Five frugal things for the week – It’s been a VERY eventful week for me money-wise. Besides getting more money in, I’ve been able to find ways to lessen the money that’s left us, whilst still having a bit of fun. 1. ┬áMaking a takeaway cheaper through cashback Getting a takeaway isn’t really frugal, but we all need some treats […]

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Five Frugal Things We’ve Done – 05/05/2017

Five frugal things we've done for the week - 5th May 2017

Five Frugal Things We’ve Done… The week has flown by thanks to the long bank holiday weekend that made Monday feel like Sunday, and cut my work week in half. Hooray for working only two days a week! Here’s my pick of 5 frugal things we’ve done this week. 1. Fantastic bank holiday out with friends at Brimham Rocks Some […]

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5 Frugal Things We’ve Done – 28/04/17

5 frugal things we've done this week - click on the picture to read more about our thrifty lifestyle choices!

Five frugal things for the week… As part of my never-ending pursuit of a more organised life (usually peppered with long periods of chaos), I’m trying to apply my frugal attitude to money to my time as well. I hate being on a schedule, and maybe that’s a good thing as things always seem to come up that require extra […]

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Frugal Framing: Displaying Art On A Budget

Frugal Framing - here's how I save money on framing my artwork and make my family photos look expensive!

Recently I’ve been focusing on framing some of my family photos and memorabilia. Whilst framing fine art is a specialist area, it’s something that has saved me a lot over the years. I’d started by working on frames for my artwork, but decided to give some photographs a bit of the same attention. Why bother framing? A good frame can […]

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Our Frugal Fortnight

As an alternative to my regular 5 frugal things, here's our frugal fortnight's activities.

Our frugal fortnight – I didn’t publish my regular 5 frugal things post last week, as I had my extra income report for March due, and I knew most of my frugal news would be covered. So here’s something a bit different for the last two weeks – a summary of some of the frugal things we didn’t mention! 1 […]

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Extra Income Report – March 2017

This is an account of the extra income my family earned in March 2017. Click on the picture to read how we made more money this month!

Extra Income Report – March 2017 March was strange – I constantly had the feeling that I wasn’t getting anywhere despite working frantically, but every time I stopped and thought about it, I realised I actually did accomplish quite a lot. And then the feeling started all over again! Thankfully I remembered my new “notebook of success” and started to […]

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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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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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