Category Archives: Budgeting

Are you a secret spender?

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Do you know what secret spending is? It’s when, with all the good intentions in the world, you spend more without needing to, or even realising it.

Spending pitfalls are everywhere, from the supermarket aisles to the funfair. So, in a world where the invisible hand of consumerism is pushing us to spend, spend, spend, are you guilty of spending without even thinking?

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7 things cats can teach us about money

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Animated pictures of cats are the lifeblood of the internet. It seems like everyone loves a cat GIF.

So we’ve decided to embrace our feline friends and consider the lessons we can learn about our finances from cats.

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9 free ways to boost your happiness

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There are times when we feel like we could do with a boost but can be hard to know exactly what to do to make ourselves feel better. It’s even harder to know how to increase your happiness if you don’t have spare cash.

Don’t worry though, there are plenty of ways to feel happy without having to spend a pound. Continue reading »

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12 recipes everyone should know how to cook

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I have a friend that often tells me he can’t cook. The way I see it, if you can read you can cook. The instructions are right there in the recipe!

There will be times when things go wrong. Pasta will boil dry. The base of your pizza will singe to a crisp because you thought it’d be OK to just put it on the bottom of the oven (ahem).

But aside from the odd mishap there’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal so it’s good to learn a few go-to recipes. Here’s 12 classic recipes from around the web that we should all know how to cook.

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Free training courses you can take to level-up your life

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In this age of the web it’s never been easier to be in a constant state of learning. There are lots of online courses you can take in a vast variety of fields. Some come with a qualification, some don’t, but there’s bound to be a course out there that suits your needs.

If courses aren’t your thing, there are still lots of ways you learn new stuff without going through traditional types of study. We love free ways to learn something new!

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How to keep your household bills on track

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As the largest consumer body in the UK, Which? exists to arm you with the information you need when considering where to spend your money. They’ve developed ’emindme’, a handy email reminder tool that helps you keep track of what bills you need to pay and when. Grace Kindred from Which? tells us more…

Managing bills can be complicated and time-consuming. If you forget to pay your bills and don’t deal with the situation correctly, arrears can build up and become difficult to deal with. However, there are steps you can take to help you be more organised when it comes to your finances.

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Baking soda: what can’t it do?

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We’ve already talked about uses for vinegar, the liquid that just keeps on giving. But how about baking soda, the powder that keeps on giving?

Well today’s your lucky day because I’ve spent many gruelling hours trawling the web, hunting for the many uses of baking soda.

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