Tag Archives: budget

10 Places to Find Your Wedding Dress on the High Street

/ June 29, 2019

Finding a wedding dress either seems to happen very quickly for some people or extremely slowly. Sticking to a budget as well only complicates things! I have done the work for you and rounded up 10 websites that sell bridal gowns (or white dresses that could be wedding dresses) at a high street price. If you’re someone that wants a…

Everything5Pounds | A Super Frugal Fashion Review

/ May 25, 2019

Everything5Pounds.com is a primary fashion based e-commerce website where everything is just £5. I recently purchased from them to give you the low-down on what you’re actually getting for your fiver.

50 Free Date Ideas For Valentines Day

/ February 9, 2019

Here’s 50 free date night ideas for Valentines Day so you can show your love for your significant other – but in a thrifty and economically smart way!

5 Ways to Buy Discounted Train Tickets

/ January 26, 2019

If, like me, you have friends up and down the country or travel a lot for work, it can something end up rather expensive. Below are my best tried and tested ways to buy discounted train tickets. Give some a go this year and start saving on rail travel. #1. Buying Off-Peak We will start off with a tip I…

How to Save Money Every Month | My Frugal 2018

/ January 12, 2019

I felt a yearly round up of some of the most impactful ways I saved money in 2018 would be something everyone would find useful when looking for tips on how to save money every month.

Wardrobe Declutter Guide | Organise Your Closet

/ September 29, 2018

Do you desperately need a wardrobe declutter? I did so I made this little spreadsheet to help in a way I would learn. Once I shared it on Instagram, loads of you reached out for a copy so I’ve spruced it up and posted it here for you to use on your wardrobe. How It Works This spreadsheet works by…

How to Get Healthy for Free

/ September 22, 2018

Most people I’ve met assume that in order to live a healthy lifestyle, you must spend more to get there. They envision fees mounting up for everything from the gym to their weekly food shop. However, I know it can cost nothing to adopt a healthy lifestyle and it’s entirely possible to get healthy for free. I actually spend less…

7 Ways to Support a Friend in Debt

/ September 1, 2018

I recently wrote about reasons why people may not support your debt-free journey because I sadly heard from numerous people on social media that friends and family members were not being helpful on their quest to improve their life. I’m constantly inspired by people online and in my life who continue to work on themselves whether it’s to become healthy, quit…

How to Save 70% on Your Food Bill | Buying No Frills

/ August 11, 2018

When I was young, I asked my Mum why some of the cereal boxes in the supermarket were plain white with just the writing on when others were bright and colourful. My Mum told me that it was because the supermarkets had to pay more for coloured ink so it was cheaper for them. Now I don’t know if she…

My Money-Saving Lunchbox

/ July 25, 2018

Back in May I posted about my money-saving lunchbox on my Instagram (Click here!) and it had such an amazing positive response that I thought I would write it up in a post for those who don’t follow me on Instagram (which you should as I daily post frugal lifestyle tips!) My lunchbox has saved me so much money over…

The First Steps to Take on Your Debt Free Journey

/ July 18, 2018

Starting any kind of lifestyle change can seem daunting at first. You’re saying goodbye to the ‘normal’ way of doing things and having faith that it will be better for you in the long run. I can promise you right now that starting your debt free journey will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. When you take…

How to Enjoy London on a Budget

/ July 11, 2018

Naively, I moved to London when I was 18 thinking I could take on the world and live as an adult. What I didn’t realise was what a stupid decision financially that was. ‘Let’s go live in the most expensive city in the UK, at the poorest time in my life with zero budgeting or life experience’ – said me.…

21 Absolutely Free Summer Activities

/ June 20, 2018

Tomorrow is officially the first day of Summer and with that comes lot’s of opportunities to spend however with the advent of us buying a house and planning our wedding, we are interested in making this summer as free as possible! Did you know that over 37,000 people gather at Stonehenge to see sun rise on the day of the…

15 Easy Rules for a Thrifty Kitchen

/ June 13, 2018

My kitchen is my sanctuary. It’s where I feed the ones I love and de-stress after a long day. Every room in my house could be at the breaking point of desperately needing a spring clean but as long as my hob, fridge and freezer are scrubbed, organised and neat then I can sleep at night. When I started saving…

How To Be Honest About Your Finances

/ June 6, 2018

The great thing about your bank account is that it is 100% private and it is your decision with whom you share that information. In this modern social media driven world, everyone knows everything about each other. In one of the novellas, Sherlock Holmes was able to conclude the wealth of a man by his hat. Nowadays, the richest of…

10 Tips For Selling on eBay

/ May 26, 2018

Making money on eBay from tat around the house has to be the best way to make money. You’re earing some extra cash and de-cluttering! For someone like me who is looking to buy a house soon, downsizing and making money ticks both boxes. There are plenty of sites these days to flog your items however eBay is arguably the…

50 Free Museums in England

/ May 19, 2018

Did you know that yesterday was International Museum Day? I did and I was inspired to write a post sharing my love of museums and my favourite and recommended free museums so you can enjoy this too without spending a penny. I believe that museums make for a great first date or a catch up session with a friend. This…

Easy Steps to Declutter Your House In a Weekend

/ May 12, 2018

If you’ve never decluttered before then do not fear as this is the definitive guide to having a declutter in a single weekend. You’ll feel absolutely amazing when you introduce simple living into your home. Use these steps today to get you started with living a decluttered world. According to researchers at UCLA’s Center of Everyday Lives and Families (CELF),…

5 Ways to Deal with the Strain of Saving

/ May 5, 2018

I’ve recently been feeling rather drained with almost 12 months of no holidays or treats and I’m honestly hitting a wall. My mental health is extremely important to me so I’ve been thinking of ways to reset my mindset to deal with the strain of saving. Below are 5 methods I use whenever I feel this and I’m sharing them…

10 Mystery Shopping Companies & Apps

/ May 2, 2018

I’ve worked in retail for nearly 15 years and have dealt with mystery shoppers many times – not that you know you’re dealing with them when they’re in your store! I remember feeling terrified finding out that we had just had a mystery shopper in and freaking out at what they were going to report back about me. Thankfully, I…

How to Frugally Fine Dine with a Tasting Menu

/ April 29, 2018

Sometimes eating is a social event and sometimes it’s to see how many calories you can get for £1 to sustain you the longest. Often I find that people who have frugal tendencies pick the second option – if they’re going to go out for a meal, they’re going to get as much food as they can for the lowest…

A Beginners Guide to Credit

/ April 18, 2018

Like a lot of people reading this, I had credit card debt. This is a mistake I will never make again and it doesn’t take a lot to understand credit history and why it can effect your life. This is a beginners guide to understanding credit scoring and how to get the most out of it. Credit scoring is an…

8 Frugal Flying Tips

/ April 6, 2018

It’s no secret that buying a flight is often as much luck as it is skill. I’ve travelled a lot in my 25 years and I’ve yet to have conclusive evidence of how to why airlines price the way they do. Unfortunately they do whatever the hell they like and that doesn’t seem to be changing soon. So below are my researched top tips for ensuring you get your flight as cheap as possible…

How to Find Cheap Holidays | By ‘Mattress to Maison’

/ March 28, 2018

Bryony Jane Hill from the money saving blog ‘mattresstomaison’ recently wrote this amazing guide on how she finds budget holidays. If you’re already following her Instagram, you were probably been wondering how she does it! So read this post below and save yourself some money on your next vacation.

11 Ways to Get Discounted Theatre Tickets

/ March 28, 2018

I have always liked live theatre and especially loved musical theatre. To date I’ve only paid full price a handful of times as I’ve built up knowledge of discounted tickets and offers. Here’s 11 ways to buy thrifty theatre tickets…

How To Make A Little Extra Money This Month

/ December 6, 2017

Christmas can be very expensive! Besides setting a budget (and sticking to it), some of us need a little bit extra money to cope with Christmas. Below are my pro tips for making some pounds in December…

How to Have a Spend Free Weekend

/ November 10, 2017

A #spendfree weekend is self explanatory; it’s a weekend where you spend nothing! I recommend you have at least 1 – 2 per month to live more frugally. It’s a lot of fun, is great for the budget and can get really creative…

50 Inexpensive Date Ideas

/ October 24, 2017

Dating doesn’t have to be expensive. Here’s 50 ideas for your dating life that won’t cost you the bank…

7 Sneaky Supermarket Tricks | And How to Avoid Them

/ October 19, 2017

Supermarkets have been around for a very long time and you don’t get to be that old without being wise. They spend billions on learning how customers think and feel when they’re shopping. We are all familiar with some of the basic tricks like putting enticing colourful flowers near the front or playing music that will make you spend more time in store but did you know about these tricks…?