Top tips to reduce your monthly food spend

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The weekly trip to the supermarket is definitely a shop that falls under the essential spending category, however, it’s probably the one essential outlay that’s most easily changed in amongst a series of fixed costs like rent and bills. more “Top tips to reduce your monthly food spend”

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Investing wisely in 2019

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Spare money at the end of the month? “What’s that?” I hear you cry.

Believe it or not, life circumstances can change for the better. End of childcare fees, loans coming to an end, pay rises and promotions, drops in mortgage rates and inheritance. Life may not always be hand to mouth, and if your financial situation were to change for the better, would you know where to put the extra cash?

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#WarOnPlastic One change a week? 12 week plan

Who has been watching #WarOnPlastic this past month? There’s nothing like a good environmental documentary to get my blood boiling and the activist in me raging; at what we have done, the human race, and my own part in that.

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Grounds for divorce

I was going to introduce this post with some stats on divorce rates in the U.K., but frankly the maths weren’t straight forward, and like most divorces, we can conclude this; it’s complicated.

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Freeing up more money for the things that matter most

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As many people have observed throughout history, it’s really difficult to imagine ever having “too much money.”

No matter what your particular situation is in life, whether you’re single, or have a family who depends on you, it’s inevitable that you will find yourself feeling – at least sometimes – that it would really be great if you’d have a bit more income, and a few less expenses.

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Twenty years at Bluewater

This week I was sent a press release from the team behind Bluewater, sharing the details of their twenty year celebrations. Because when you start a blog that’s the random kind of stuff which comes into your inbox.

It did get me thinking though, twenty years. Where did that go?

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Twenty Nineteen Good vibes only

As I sit, writing this with a Terry’s chocolate orange beside me (well, more specifically, two segments and the stalk which has to be saved till last #fact), it’s pretty clear where I stand on New Year Diets. more “Twenty Nineteen Good vibes only”

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Happy Christmas: Over and Out

Christmas Eve is finally upon us. As always the grown ups in our house are probably more excited than the kids; but that’s what happens when two children who throw up with excitement on Christmas Eve grow up, meet and get married. more “Happy Christmas: Over and Out”

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How to instill healthy financial habits in kids early

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Parents want the best for their kids, so it’s only natural to want children to be financially healthy. Since eight of every 10 Americans are in debt, the fear that kids will struggle with future bills grips many parents. But most are in the dark as to how — and when — they should start talking to their kids about money. more “How to instill healthy financial habits in kids early”

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Don’t Forget Those who Live Abroad this Christmas

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Do you ever think that Christmas traditions are dying out because we’re all too busy? I read recently that four-in-ten of us won’t watch the Queen’s speech this year, while a staggering 16% will have a takeaway instead of a Christmas roast! more “Don’t Forget Those who Live Abroad this Christmas”

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