Making Homes More Energy Efficient Through Modular Design

Pre-fab houses are nothing like the post-war pre-fabs you're probably thinking of! Modular design can actually cut down on your heating bills - click on the picture to find out more.

Making homes more energy efficient through modular design For this post, I’ve been pleased to collaborate with MTX Contracts. Modular building has been around for some time. It’s the building of homes, offices, clinics, operating theatres, offices and more in a factory type environment. It’s a fast way to build without compromising on quality or strength. In the modern age, […]

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The US – UK Personal Finance Dictionary

Do you get confused by personal finance blogs from across the pond? Here's my personal finance dictionary - a transatlantic guide to some terms used by US and UK money bloggers.

Here’s my US – UK personal finance dictionary. If you’re a Brit, have you ever started reading personal finance blogs written by American writers, only to get a bit lost when you hear terms you don’t recognise? If you’re an American, do you get baffled by phrases used by UK money bloggers? This article is to help explain US personal […]

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How A Cheap Glamping Weekend Made Me A Happy Camper

How a cheap glamping weekend at Woodhouse Farm near Ripon changed my mind about camping, and helped me recharge and reconnect with myself.

How a cheap glamping weekend in Yorkshire has changed my mind about camping: I’ve never been keen on camping. I’ve done it a few times, with mixed experiences; the best was probably as a child, camping on the East Coast of Barbados, and the worst was spending a freezing night in a field in Kent, trying desperately to get a […]

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We’ve Got Kittens!

Our rescue cat's kitten birth story - as it was our stray rescue cat's first litter, she didn't know what to do... so nearly gave birth to her kittens on our sofa.

Our kitten birth story: When I came home from work on Monday, I wasn’t expecting to start a new shift as a cat midwife. Braxton-Hicks contractions in cats The week before, I was stroking our cat’s pregnant tummy and, noticing how it tensed and went hard for short periods of time, wondering if cats had Braxton-Hicks contractions just like humans. […]

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Video: 3 Things To Help You Stick To Your Savings Goals

This video explains three ways you can help yourself to stick to your long-term savings goals without getting burnt out. Watch and read more at,

Here are three things that can help you to stick to your savings goals. I’ve written about my experience of feeling burnt out by a seemingly unattainable savings goal in this post – this video is a distillation of what I’ve learned from that time, and being able to reach those goals. We finally saved up for our house deposit, […]

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5 Frugal Things We’ve Done – 07/07/17

My pick of 5 frugal things we've done for the week - 7th July 2017.

5 frugal things we’ve done this week… I’ve had to finish this week’s post on my son’s desktop PC, as it seems my laptop battery has decided to simply stop. It looks like next week won’t be a frugal one at all! But each week’s worries to itself, right? Here are my 5 frugal things for this week.   1 […]

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Extra Income Report – June 2017

This is my extra income report for June 2017 - all of the things we've saved and earned besides our jobs, to show how simple thrifty living can be.

Extra Income Report – June 2017. My extra income report for June has a surprise or two: one source that doesn’t feature much, and another regular source that’s gone missing! Read on for details of our extra income! Interest – £17.15 Online Earnings – £12 Sales – £11.39 Blog – £15 Coupons -£2.20 Total: £57.74   Rules for calculating extra income. […]

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My Month In Pictures – June 2017

My month in pictures - June 2017.

My Month In Pictures – June 2017 You know, I really do enjoy writing a few posts that have nothing to do with personal finance and all about life. These help me to get the point across that saving money is all for the sake of providing for what’s most important: your family and friends. Apart from that, they let […]

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