posted by Becca in Debt news
As much as I loved my Nan when I was growing up I always thought she was a bit of a skinflint.
I have vivid memories from my teenage years of being embarrassed when she’d take me into charity shops, and annoyed when she’d nag me to switch off lights. I’d roll my eyes and sigh; 14-year-old me just didn’t care about saving money.
Twenty years later and I understand why she was always being thrifty: she believed in saving on the little things in life so that she could build a nest egg. Sadly my Nan is no longer with us, but I think some of the budgeting tips she taught me are timeless.
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There are loads of articles on the web dedicated to helping you save money. LOADS. We’ve got a fair few on this blog alone. While saving money is great, many tips need you to spend money before you start saving. What happens if you don’t have much to spare to start with?
We recently discovered that almost a third of Brits saved nothing in the last 12 months – because they had no spare money to actually save.
So I’m on the hunt for techniques that make saving money easier. The methods I’ve found can be adjusted to suit different budgets, so if you’re able to save more you can but if you can’t that’s OK too – after all, even saving small amounts adds up.
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Pamper yourself with these thrifty beauty tips
When you’re on a budget it can be difficult to justify a bit of pampering. Over time however, I’ve found that many kitchen cupboard fillers can be used to make brilliant beauty products for a fraction of the price.
Here are some of my favourite ideas which can be adapted to suit you or whatever you happen to have lying around in your cupboard.
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