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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Extra Income Report – April 2017

Our extra income report for April 2017. Click on the picture to read about our little income streams!

Extra Income Report – April 2017.   Even though I started the month with a feeling of dread over my impending car insurance renewal, things worked out pretty darned well! It has been a truly big month for me in many ways, and honestly, keeping track of the money-making aspect of things has been at the bottom of my list. Interestingly, […]

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My Month In Pictures – April 2017

Click on the picture to read about my favourite Instagram pictures for April 2017.

My month in pictures. I’ve been taking a photograph for Instagram every day for an entire year! I thought it would help me to focus on creating something every day, even when things start to get away from me, which is often. These are my favourite Instagram photos of the month – photos that meant something to me, illustrated our month, […]

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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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Get Your Free Child Maintenance Planner

Click on the picture to download your free Child Maintenance planner and get help organising your CMS case.

Do you need support with your child support case? Complicated child maintenance cases where one parent hides their income to get out of paying are extremely difficult to deal with for a variety of reasons. It’s hard to muster up the emotional momentum to keep going. It can be an administrative nightmare, trying to keep on top of letters, calls […]

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DIY: Fitting New Handles To Vintage Doors

Fitting new handles to vintage doors - click on the picture to read how we tackled this DIY project!

Fitting new door handles to old doors – We finally fitted new handles and latches to the living room and dining room doors. The first winter we spent in this house, I hurried to restore the two 1950’s doors that were hung on the cupboards in Little Balders’ bedroom, and re-hang them downstairs to keep the rooms warm and save on heating. […]

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3 Gift Card Tricks To Save And Make Money

Click on the picture to read about three gift card hacks you can use to save money on almost anything, as well as make money!

Save money with gift cards, and make money too! Gift cards have been around for ages, and they’re often seen as no more than an easy (or lazy) option for a present. Yet, gift cards can be so much more than that, and it’s surprisingly easy to use them to save and even make money. Simply put – don’t give […]

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Withholding Child Maintenance Is Financial Abuse

Financial abuse can last long after a relationship ends. Click on the picture to find out more about why non-payment of child maintenance is a form of financial abuse.

Withholding child maintenance is financial abuse. Abusive relationships are difficult to escape and can leave victims with physical and emotional scars long after they end. Some kinds of abusive relationships, however, persist long afterwards; in fact, they begin when the original relationship ends. Financial abuse is a form of domestic abuse which can manifest itself in several ways – usually, […]

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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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