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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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How Working Part Time Could Make You Better Off

October 10, 2018

This month is my first month as a part time working mum.  After my maternity leave ended I decided to that going back full time (like I did after I had my first) was just not going to work for me this time.  Therefore I did was I always do in these situations and crunched the numbers.  The result was that with both my husband and I working part time we would only be about £100 per month worse off than with just me working full time.  I was more than happy with that.  Thus, I became part time teacher and part time stay at home mum.   Although, I had scrutinised our income, making sure that I knew exactly how much we had coming in.  I had neglected to look as carefully at our outgoings.  Not only that but I hadn’t looked at the other opportunities that would open…

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Should You Switch To A Safety Razor?

September 13, 2018

Recently, I treated myself to something I’d been after for a while.  On my journey to an eco-friendly home I have been on the look out for a new razor.  I’ve tried epilating, disposables, electric shavers and various men’s razors.  But either they didn’t give me the shaving experience that I wanted or they resulted in large amounts of waste.  Some internet searching lead me to the safety razor! Unfortunately, funds did not permit me to invest in one at the time so I pinned it to a Pinterest board called “Gifts for Me” and waited until I had some money to spend.  Well, that day came so I took the plunge.  And oh wow!  Totally worth every penny.  Here is my review:   What is a safety razor? A safety razor is a traditional style razor.  It has a detachable head where you place a razor blade.  Traditionally used by…

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Things To Do Before Summer Ends To Save Time And Money

August 29, 2018

As sad as it is to think that the summer might be coming to an end, unfortunately all good things do.  We have had an excellent summer and have enjoyed a lot of time outside, exploring our garden and the fun activities nearby.  However, with the weather changing this means we need to prepare ourselves for the start of a new season.  My fellow money bloggers and I have created this list of end of summer household tasks to get you ready for autumn and winter.  Enjoy!   Pack away/protect garden furniture Garden furniture is great!  It allows us to enjoy our gardens completely; to eat outside and to socialise outside.  However, it is exposed to the elements and this can cause damage that will reduce the life of these products.  Therefore, it wise to get protective covers or even put away any furniture that you can.  Also make sure…

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Why Autumn Is The Perfect Time To Save

August 13, 2018

Although now it may feel as though we are still deep in the throes of summer (as teacher I am acutely aware of this), autumn is not too far away.  This may seem like a negative but autumn is a magical time of year and it also presents the perfect opportunity to save some money.  Take a look at my ways to save money in autumn:   Can’t read it now?  Pin for later!      Long walks Spend your time enjoying the changing seasons.  Autumn is a great time to watch the changes in the trees and plants.  It is also a good time of year to catch the sunrise and sunset as the two draw closer together, meaning that you don’t have to get up early or stay up late to witness them.  Walking is free and good for you, so do a lot of it!   School’s open…

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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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