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How To Save Money Fast

November 2, 2018

We’ve all got things that we want to save for.  Whether we are looking to boost our emergency funds, save for that dream holiday, get a deposit for your first house or just to prove you can.   It is my belief that everyone is capable of saving.  And I believe that you should be saving money even if you don’t have something in mind that you want to save for.  If you don’t save any money then that means that everything you earnt has been passed on to someone else.  Personally I’d rather keep some of it.   Many of us understand the theory behind needing and wanting to save but struggle with putting it into practice.  So here’s how to save money fast: Can’t read now?  Pin for later! How to save money fast using apps In this age of technology one of the simplest ways to save…

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How To Manage Debts And Other Financial Emergencies Strategically

October 31, 2018

This is a guest post by Patricia Sanders.   Debts can create havoc in your financial life; even a little bit of debt is as harmful as venom. You have to keep up your debt payments, otherwise, your credit score will suffer.   On the other hand, if you have a large amount of debt, you have to work more hard to pay off them. Don’t panic, the task of managing debts is not as daunting as you think.   By following proper strategies, you can manage your current debts and also avoid further debts. Ways to manage your existing debts strategically 1. Create a monthly budget to set aside more money The very first thing that you should do to get out of debt is budgeting. It will help you determine your affordability. To set a budget, you will have to list all of your income and expenditures and then…

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Things You Buy Your Kids That I Don’t!

October 29, 2018

When it comes to saving money and living a frugal lifestyle my children are not exempt.  Although much of what we are doing in terms of looking after our money is for the benefit of our children, we do feel it necessary to spend excessively on them.   My husband and I have made huge changes in our lives to give our children the best start including both working part time.  To do this we need to be careful with our money and we are constantly looking for ways to save money.   Plus, children do not need lots of money spent on them.  Yes, there are things that they need but these can be bought at a reasonable price.  For young children what they want is largely time with people that care about them, plenty of food, practical clothes and time outside.  Once I figured this out being a…

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19 Must Haves For An Eco-Friendly Bathroom

October 25, 2018

As I write this we are currently having one of the mildest autumns ever.  Many are rejoicing in this fact, but for me I find it concerning.  It is a reminder of the scale of the human impact on our planet and reminds me that I must continue to find ways to bring our planet back to good health.  That’s why I am sharing with you my must-haves for an eco-friendly bathroom. Safety Razor I love my safety razor so much that I wrote a whole post about it.  Therefore, it is definitely worthy of its place at the top of this list.  As both a money saver and a planet saver a [easyazon_link identifier=”B0747LN7X4″ locale=”UK” tag=”lookingafte0e-21″]safety razor[/easyazon_link] is a simple switch.  It replaces those plastic disposable razors with a metal version.  They are available in an array of sizes and styles, giving you plenty of options.  You then replace…

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13 UK Money Bloggers Talk Extreme Frugal Living

October 17, 2018

A couple of months ago I wrote a post about four extreme frugal living steps I had taken and asked my readers if they would dare to go as far.  With a change to my working hours having an impact on my budget, it got me wondering if I could go further.  Were there frugal steps that I hadn’t thought about?  What more could I do?   That’s when I thought about asking my fellow money bloggers.  They regularly write about saving money and the steps they’ve taken in the past to achieve big financial goals or just survive.  So here they are 13 of the UK’s best money bloggers tell me the most extreme steps they’ve taken to save or make money. Can’t read it now?  Pin for later!   Extreme Frugal Living in 2019 Laura at Savings 4 Savvy Mums says: “We’ve turned the heating off in January and…

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Looking After Your Pennies is an eco-friendly personal finance blog written and managed by Charlotte Jessop.


I write on a variety of topics including frugal lifestyle, eco-friendly living, money making ideas and generally how to make your money go further.

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