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Quick ways to make money for Christmas

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Christmas is fast approaching, and so is the extra cost that comes with it. It can be stressful at the best of times, but if money’s tight there’s an extra layer of stress to deal with. We’ve already written about doing Christmas on a budget, but what about making extra cash for it?

Quick ways to make money for Christmas

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Jam-jar budgeting: The simple trick to organise your finances

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We’ve talked in the past about ways you can use technology to help you budget, but there’s one particular bit of tech that’s been around for hundreds of years you can use too. The jam jar. Or, more accurately, a few jam jars.

My Grandma used this method to manage her household finances. She didn’t have a lot of money when she was younger, but she used jam-jar budgeting to keep track of her money and she always knew how much she had.

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How to keep the kids occupied this summer for less

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The summer holidays are here! It can be a tricky task to keep the kids happy for six or eight whole weeks, especially with soaring costs making the task even harder.

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We test apps that can save you money in 2017

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Mobile phones can be expensive but you can also use them to save money. We’ve found four apps that can help you save money in different ways. From tracking your spending to sourcing out cheap restaurant food, we’ve got apps that can help you save a few quid.

We each picked a money-saving app, downloaded it and put it through its paces. Our reviews tell you the good and the bad about each, and how we got on with them. Continue reading »

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101 ways to save money

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Just like any adventure, committing to living frugally can come with its pitfalls. When it comes to budgeting and taking care of debts, sometimes it’s not so much about making more money as it is about saving the money you already have.

The tricky part is knowing where to start! What savings can we make right now that could make a lasting difference?

Turns out it might be easier than you think!

Here are 101 hacks to save you pennies in six categories, compiled from various sources around the web including the Money Advice Service. If you’re looking for a way to keep the pounds in your pockets, this is a good place to start!

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5 MoneySavingExpert.com challenges that could change your spending habits for good

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Could an MSE challenge help you reach your money goals?

Living on a budget isn’t easy at the best of times, and sticking to a strict budget can sometimes feel like a slog.

This is something we hear from clients, which is why we offer as much motivation and support as we can along the way. But sometimes all you really need is to speak to someone in the same boat.

The MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) forum is one of the biggest online communities of money-saving movers and shakers. As well as hundreds of forum threads discussing everything from freebies to consumer rights, there are loads of money-saving challenges to get involved in.

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10 ways to live for free

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Jasmine Birtles of Moneymagpie.com knows all about thrifty living and money saving.
Today, in the first of three blogposts, she shares with us ten ways to live for free… We’re all ears!

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Live for free!

Just because you’re in debt it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a thrifty treat here and there. In fact it’s important to treat yourself every now and then to keep you going as you work off your debt!

The right treats don’t have to cost you a bean either. If you know where to look there are all sorts of freebies on offer all around you.

Here are just a few of the freebies you could be enjoying today and there are links to more elsewhere. Try them out!

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