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10 incredibly easy ways to cut your family’s supermarket spend

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It's definitely easier to shop without the kids!

It’s definitely easier to shop without the kids!

As a working mum to an active 18-month-old and another on the way, time is precious. When it comes to food shopping, the need to be organised and plan ahead is vital, not only for the health and wellbeing of my little one but also the health of my bank balance!

So how can we all spend less on food while still producing yummy meals? Well, it’ll take some organisation and practice, but trust me…if I can do it, anyone can! Continue reading »

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12 tasty tweeters making meals cheap and cheerful

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Who's your favourite tasty tweeter? (photo courtesy of Chilli Sage and Lemon)

Who’s your favourite tasty tweeter? (photo courtesy of Chilli Sage and Lemon)

We’re a foodie bunch here at MoneyAware, and we love a bargain.

Over the past few weeks we’ve been seeking out some thrifty and yummy recipes to share with our Twitter followers.

If you’re stuck on an idea for ‘cheap scran’, then our list of tasty tweeters should get the cogs turning and your belly rumbling. Time to put the oven on!

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We ask Facebook – fun and frugal bank holiday ideas

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Will you be breaking the barbie out this bank holiday?

Will you be breaking the barbie out this bank holiday?

Barbeques, lie-ins, picnics…bank holidays are usually a chance for many of us to have a little break with some (hopefully) nice weather. Lots of people will spend their day travelling, enjoying the outdoors or getting together with friends.

Even if you’re struggling with debt we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy their bank holiday regardless of their financial situation. We wanted to know if our Facebook followers had any bright ideas on how you can have some fun on the cheap. As always, they didn’t disappoint!

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Cheap home improvements – 7 easy tips to spruce up your home

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Cheap home improvements

This couple are delighted with their accessorised sofa!

We’re great at giving you help with debt but we’d much rather you didn’t get into debt in the first place. One of the ways people can get into debt is through attempting costly home improvements. These are often expensive and can lead to taking out unaffordable loans.

As the Ideal Homes Show runs every March we thought we’d give you seven tips to spruce up your home without having to break your budget… Continue reading »

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Four last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas

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Make mum feel special without breaking the bank

Make mum feel special without breaking the bank

Ah, Mum. There’s no one quite like her, and every year we promise we’ll make Mother’s Day a really special day for her…

But every year most of us make that same desperate dash to the shops or the petrol station on Sunday morning, looking around in despair at the gutted card racks and the distinct lack of flowers.

The problem with Mother’s Day is that it’s one of those sneaky holidays. It seems to creep up on you just as you start to get over Valentine’s Day and instead drool for Easter eggs.

Never fear! Your trusty friends at MoneyAware have put together a little cheat sheet of cheap and cheerful YouTube ideas to make your Mum’s special day extra special.

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Party on the cheap this Christmas

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Have a peaceful Christmas

Christmas: it’s finally here! Even if you’re not in debt, Christmas can make the average family budget run into the red; indeed we’ve seen figures recently that suggest some families are still paying off credit taken out to fund last year’s Christmas festivities.

We don’t want you taking out further debt and we also don’t want Christmas to be too sparse an affair. In this blogpost we’ve stuck our frugalista heads together, along with asking our friends on Facebook, and tried to come up with ways that can help you have a memorable Christmas without breaking the bank.

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5 ideas for a crafty Christmas

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Get cracking with our crafty Christmas ideas!

Get cracking with our crafty Christmas ideas!

Some people can’t wait to start browsing the shops for Christmas presents, some even starting as early as January to maximise their money.

Others however feel a twinge of panic as Yuletide draws closer, the image of a dwindling bank balance flashing before their eyes.

Many tend to think that you have to be a creative genius to actually make a present for someone, when nothing could be further from the truth. We’ve put together a list of five great crafty ideas to help keep your bank account out of the festive red…

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