This month’s top ten money-saving articles

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Who made our top ten this month?

Who made our top ten this month?

Can you believe it’s March already? The supermarket shelves of are buckling under the weight of chocolate Easter eggs, and everyone’s poised to don their shorts and skirts at the first hint of sunshine! 

Pollen might be tickling at our nostrils, but the efforts of this month’s bloggers are not to be sniffed at!

Take a look at these bloomin’ marvellous articles…

1. How to get an affordable home through a housing association (Moneymagpie)

Affordable housing isn’t exactly easy to come by these days. If you’re struggling to scrape enough money together for private renting, housing associations may be a cheaper alternative. Find out more with this great article from Moneymagpie

Squawk at Moneymagpie on Twitter

2. 10 uses for a toilet roll inner (A Thrifty Mrs)

If your house is anything like mine, you’ll find that those little cardboard cylinders from the middle of loo rolls can pop up like weeds in the most random of places. Don’t chuck ‘em in the bin just yet! El at A Thrifty Mrs has put together a list of fun and frugal ways to upcycle unloved toilet roll inners.

Bring up the (t)issue with El on Twitter.

3. Do you have secret savings from your partner? (Skint in the City)

According to a study conducted by Vouchercloud, just over a third of married Britons claim to have savings that their partner has no idea about. We speak to many people who keep their family in the dark about money, but this enlightening article from Skint lifts the lid on just why this might be happening.

Skint can be found on Twitter.

4. 13 tips to cut the cost of getting in shape for summer (DiscountCoder)

“What?!” we hear you wail, “summer’s like 90 million years away, what are you playing at?” To be fair, I would usually agree, but this year’s moving by a bit too swiftly for my liking (my other half says it’s old age) so be warned, summer will be here before you know it!

Thankfully, getting your butt in shape doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. The wise ladies at DiscountCoder will show you how to get fit on the cheap.

Jenny and Katie are also on Twitter.

5. Feed a family of four for under £40 a week? (Frugal Queen)

It’s not always easy planning meals for the family at the best of times, especially when it’s under a strict budget. Frugal Queen was recently challenged by her readers to do just that, and here’s how she got on.

Bow to the Frugal Queen on Twitter.

6. The unintended benefits of living on a budget (Thrifty Dad)

We all know about the financial advantages of budgets, but what about those other benefits such as reduced stress and more freedom to plan your life? Canadian blogger Thrifty Dad’s here to remind us why it’s not all about the money.

Chat with Thrifty Dad on Twitter

7. 6 tips to stay on top of your money (Blackbullion)

People can sometimes look at budgeting like some great big secret that no one’s let them in on, but it really doesn’t have to be that way. This brilliant article from Blackbullion shows how you can get to grips with your finances one day at a time.

Babble with Blackbullion on Twitter.

8. Debt does not make you a bad person (The Heavy Purse)

Debt can leave people feeling many negative emotions about themselves. These feelings can range from embarrassment and anger to sadness and isolation. That’s why we love this heartfelt post from Shannon at the Heavy Purse, who wants you to know that what you owe will never determine who you are.

Shannon is on Twitter, so be sure to send her an internet hug!

9. 5 cheap meal ideas for a tight grocery budget (Simply Rebekah)

There’s always a way to save money on food, it just takes that extra little bit of creativity. Finding herself with too much month at the end of her money, Rebekah and her partner Nate worked out an action plan of cheap meal ideas to get through the rest of the week.

Share your thrifty recipes with Rebekah on Twitter.

10. Vinegar: the quiet superhero (The Lean Times)

Believe it or not, the humble bottle of vinegar can do much more than liven up a bag of chips. For instance, did you know that a ¼ cup of white vinegar in the wash will make your delicates dazzle? This tangy blogpost from Viviana at The Lean Times reveals all.

Sprinkle some goodwill Viviana’s way on Twitter.

Read a great thrifty blogpost lately and want to share? Let us know in the comments!

Rachel Connor has been with the charity for over 8 years, starting in Helpline before joining the MoneyAware team in 2012. Rach enjoys travelling, video games, watching anime, reading and creative writing in her spare time (currently writing a Young Adult fantasy series). She had a previous life as head writer on Cartoon Network's Ed Edd n Eddy and as a copywriter for LivingSocial. She's also written comics and graphic novels for the animated series Regular Show.

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