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11 Frugal Living Tips to Save Money on Food

March 6, 2020
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Last updated on March 8th, 2020 at 12:10 pm When we are trying to live a frugal lifestyle, one of the biggest challenges can be how to save money on food.  If like me, you’ve got kids, it can feel out of control sometimes.   But that doesn’t mean all is lost.  You need to get your personal finance hat on, pull up your frugal living socks and get to work on making some hardcore cutbacks.   When I first decided to reduce our grocery spend, I thought it was impossible.  I set a target of £80 a week, which given all the gluten-free food I had to buy, felt like a challenge.   At first, it was hard.  I found myself buying less stuff even though I needed it.  This meant that I would have to head out to little Tesco later in the week for a top-up.  And…

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5 Eco-friendly Ways To Declutter Your Home

March 4, 2020

Three years ago, I went on a huge decluttering mission.  I had read Marie Kondo’s book and felt truly inspired to change my home for the better.  But I wanted eco-friendly ways to declutter.   I knew that this would mean that there would be many clothes, furnishings and other items that I would want to remove from my home.  I wasn’t happy with the idea that these would end up in a landfill.   Getting started with Konmari Follow the book. Don’t skip any steps as you will subconsciously give yourself permission to pick and choose the parts of the process that you agree with.  Do it as she says and you’ll make it through to the end. Get a checklist. Pinterest is full of Konmari tick sheets that you can pin up on your fridge to track your progress visually. Join a local Facebook group. There are lots…

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5 Travel-Friendly Side Hustles You Can Do Around The World

March 2, 2020

Last updated on April 3rd, 2020 at 09:58 pm We are six months into our around the world trip.  Before we left we set a budget.  We knew how much we had and how far it needed to go.   However, we also knew that we could make money along the way too.  Back home, I had several side hustles and spent time nurturing those that I believe would be viable whilst we travelled.   What makes a travel-friendly side hustle? If you want to make money on the road then you’ve got to make sure that you have all the tools you need with you.   Any hustles that require you to manage physical goods is likely to be a challenge on the road.  Therefore, eBay reselling and craft goods will not work.   If you are dealing with digital products or have an established production system that runs…

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5 Must Haves To Save Money Whilst Travelling

February 24, 2020

My family and I have been travelling the world on a budget for 6 months now.  More impressive is that we still have enough money left.   Over the last six months, we have gradually found our groove with this travelling lark.  With this comes a few lessons learnt and few items ditched.   We always knew that this was going to be a trip on a budget so we wanted to do whatever we could to keep the costs down.  There are five items that I recommend to anyone wanting to save money whilst travelling:   Small suitcase/backpack If you buy a giant suitcase, you will fill a giant suitcase.  It does matter how much you need when you have the space to fill you will fill it.   Therefore, it is great to start off with a small suitcase or backpack.  We are travelling with backpacks that are…

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January 1, 2020

[AD]  We’ve all got big plans for 2020.  From paying off debt to the holiday of a lifetime.  But life easily gets in the way and putting the money aside to achieve these goals can be hard.   That’s why I think we need all the help we can get.  Whether it is a website that gives you good advice (wink wink), motivational Instagram accounts or something a bit smarter.   What is out there to help you? Chip is a clever app that automatically puts money aside for you based on your spending habits, so you can save without feeling it!   Using AI to scan your transaction history, Chip moves the perfect amount, so you won’t even notice it’s gone!  Sign up now using our unique code, and you’ll get £10 as part ofour exclusive welcome offer*.   Why sign up? You mean other than the £10 that…

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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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