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12 Things You Can Make Yourself And Save Money

March 15, 2019
make yourself and save

In my quest for frugal living, I learnt quite quickly that many items I was buying in shops could be made more cheaply at home.   Some of these were easy switches.  I already had some skills to make these items and the materials to make them.  Others required some research or learn a new skill, but in the long term, saved me lots of money.   I have compiled a list of these items so that you can make them yourself and save money too.  Some might work for you, others might not. Can’t read it now?  Pin it for later! Greeting Cards In recent years, I have had a bit of an issue with things that I buy that get thrown away almost instantly.  Although, some cards I have kept from special people or special events the majority just end up on the recycling pile.   For this…

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Extreme Frugality Tips For Long Term Success

February 11, 2019
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This is an area that I’ve talked about before.  In the past, I’ve made some choices that others would consider too far.  I’ve also talked to my fellow UK money bloggers about the most extreme frugal steps they’ve taken.   As we go into the new year many of us will be setting resolutions or making promises to ourselves.  For many, myself included, this will involve improving your finances.  Whether you are struggling with debt or chasing financial independence there is space for extreme frugality in your life. Can’t read it now?  Pin it for later! What Does Extreme Frugality Mean? This is a hard question to answer.  If I asked my parents this, they’d say one holiday a year rather than their usual eleventy billion.  For us, it is about finding the cheapest ways to live our lives comfortably.   Extreme frugality is about analysing every area of your…

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15 Best Refer A Friend Schemes 2019

February 6, 2019
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With so many businesses out there trying to capture a slice of the market, may are turning to word of mouth marketing, aka refer a friend schemes.  This relies on you telling your mates how great they are.  Whether you are looking for refer and earn apps, referral programs that pay cash or those that offer free stuff, I’ve got them all!   Can’t read it now?  Pin it for later!   Best Refer A Friend Schemes To Make Money What is better than making money from a referral code or link?  You literally get paid for referrals.  There are several good ones out there and these are my favourites. Profit Accumulator If you are into matched betting an already using this site then you should definitely take advantage of their recommend a friend scheme.   It is a simple system where you give your mate your unique code.  They…

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How To Make An Extra £100 This Week

January 28, 2019

We all have weeks where a little extra cash would make a big difference.  We also have weeks when we would just like more money.  Because, you know, money is nice!   As we are at the end of what feels like the longest January ever, here are three ways to help you make an extra £100 this week.  AND have the money in your bank account by the weekend.   Can’t read it now?  Pin it for later! OhMyDosh (£45+) I signed up to this website a long time ago.  I have no idea why I didn’t continue with it but I was a fool.   The way the website works is that you get money for signing up to offers or surveys.  Many of these are free trials, such as Amazon Prime or NowTV.  For taking the free trial, they give you money.   Let me say that…

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Coping Financially On Maternity Leave

January 21, 2019
coping financially on maternity leave

Finding out you are pregnant should be a happy moment.  It was for us.  But that didn’t mean that we weren’t then later hit by the “oh my goodness!  How are we going to cope financially on maternity leave?” moment.   I was absolutely determined to take a full year off work to spend with my eldest.  To me, I needed to build the foundations of family life.  Plus, I really fancied a year long break away from the stresses of working life.   First time round, we didn’t find money that bad.  We were both working full time so we could put a fair amount aside each week.  Second time round required a bit more thought.   Luckily for me, money is my thing!  Luckily for you, I kept a list.  Here are 17 tips and ideas to ensure you are coping financially on maternity leave:   Can’t read…

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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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