If you believe what you read and hear in the media, weddings take a long time to plan and cost a fortune. In fact, the wedding planning website Confetti posted the results of a survey with 6,600 participants on weddings in 2019 showing the average couple spends between 7 and 12 months planning and just … More Wedding Budgets!
It’s been four weeks since my last post as my “Season of Stress” took over and this blog was lower down on my list of priorities. But I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel and I’ve taken advantage of a few days off from my day job to catch up … More Budget for Travel – Staycation, Greater Manchester
Today’s money saving tip – avoid the pink tax! The concept of the pink tax is based on the fact that products marketed to women often have higher prices than similar products marketed to men and usually come in the colour pink. For example, today I checked the Boots website and a pack of 4 Wilkinson … More Money Saving Tip #3
Working in a finance office, my team often get onto the subject of personal finance and share tips and tricks on saving money. A newer member of our office seemed to be struggling to make ends meet even when working three jobs. After mentioning this during a few casual conversations, I offered to help by … More Case study – reducing bills
I love cash back websites! They are so simple to use and they pay you back for goods or services that you are already buying. There are a number that you can use but my preferred option is Quidco and I’ve earned almost £80 in the last 6 months without any effort. It’s perfect for big … More Money Saving Tip #2
I thought it would be interesting to review my spending for last year as a starting point to improve this year. I’ve kept spreadsheets to track spending for a few years now but this is the first time I’ve used the information for more than checking month by month that my balance is within my … More Financial Review of the Year 2017