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More fun at the zoo We spent another day at the zoo today enjoying our annual passes. We focused less on the animals and more on the playgrounds as usually we'd skip them. After paying around Â£80 to get everyone in the idea of wasting most of the afternoon on the slide seemed a bit daft when we could visit playgrounds for free!
Relax & Make Money??? Here is a list of ways that you can make $$ while relaxing. Some of these are pretty easy. Some you have to work on a bit. Tell me what you think? Become a referral source for local businesses.2. Write a book and get royalties.3. Create an online course and get paid for it.4.
Ten ways to save money on fuel…. Last week I shared 10 ways to save money on your energy bills so I thought today, I'd share 10 ways to save money on fuel. You might have read recently that my daily commute is a little bit longer than it used to be which has, in turn, increased the amount of money I spend on petrol.
When You Don't Feel Like It Do you ever wake up and just not feel like it? Or, maybe it's after work when you're supposed to go to the gym, and you don't feel like going. Or, on that Saturday when you committed to working on your business, but you just don't feel like it. Sometimes, you don't feel like doing whatever it is you have to do.
Four Frugal Things - and one fail He got his first flat, and after Mr. FG helped him put on the spare, we got ready to order a new tire and Mr. FG realized that we had a warranty on these tires through Tire Rack. Joshua took the tire to Midas, where they confirmed that it was unrepairable, and then we got our claim going with Tire Rack.
Living Debt-Free with Shannon Lee Simmons Instead, Shannon shares stories and advice on how to tackle your debt by adopting a new positive mindset and asking yourself some of these helpful questions:. Having clear answers for these questions will help you stay on track to paying off your debt.
Healthy Apple Weetbix Pikelets Use up the crumbs at the bottom of the Weetbix box in these healthy Apple Weetbix Pikelets. Great for kid's lunchboxes or as a healthy snack. Is collecting Weetbix crumbs too frugal? I feel it kills two birds: it reduces food waste and I don't need to crush Weetbix when baking with them.
Tuesday Tip - How to find posts / recipes on my blog! This is not a money-saving tip, necessarily, but it's a question that I get somewhat regularly…people write to me wondering how to find a recipe or a DIY that I've posted before. Honestly, this is the method I use when I'm looking for an older post of mine!
Get a free share worth up to £100 You know how I love a freebie, especially when it is free money. Today I want to tell you about how you can grab yourself a free share worth up to £100 with Trading212. Trading212 are the UK's number one trading and investing app. They have over 14 million downloads and have been rated by over 40,000 customers.
Five Days in New York on a budget - Day 1…. If you follow me over on Instagram then you'll know that right now, I'm in New York with the kids. I've mentioned a couple of times that I'm a bit of a strict budget and so many of you have messaged me to ask me what we're getting up to if I don't have much money to spend so I thought I'd share our days with you.
Decluttering Without Landfill Many of us have houses that are full to bursting with 'stuff', much of which we probably can't even remember buying - it just sneaks it's way in and accumulates until there's nothing for it but to grab the black bin bags and start chucking in all the stuff we no longer want or need.
Could you spare a few seconds to help me out? Could you spare a few seconds to help me out? I'm very excited because one of my posts has made it through to the third round of a blogging competition over on the big US website, Rockstar Finance. I'd really appreciate any votes for 'Crazy' in Game 16: Rockstar Rumble.
A rail fares system fit for the future I know I've said this so many times before but travelling by train is definitely my preferred way to travel.
How To Do What You Have To Do When You Don't Feel Like Doing It Sometimes, I don't feel like it. So, what's the solution-the secret to doing what you have to do when you don't want to? Here's something I know will help… But first! Join the 7 day Design Your Dream Life Training by adding your email below. I'll send you Day 1 right now!
Tax Free Ways to Make Money When exploring various side hustles and ways to make extra money it can be easy to forget that a lot of ways of earning money on the side are sadly not exempt from taxes. Having to shell out some of your hard earned money for tax is really painful. Luckily, I have some fantastic, profitable ways to earn tax free money.
The Fundamentals of the Good Life Obviously, it's a value I feel is important. Being conscious of your values and letting them guide you can be a deeply rewarding way to live and, I believe, is fundamental to living the good life. Because the good life isn't just about what you get out of life, it's about what you give.
First day of half term 10 days of enjoying my small people before school restarts again. We kick the holidays off with a visit to the local zoo. The overcast weather seemed to keep most people away and although it was still a popular place to go, it wasn't to busy. We took the opportunity to purchase our annual passes so they won't run out till this time next year.
The Secret to Finding Deals on Amazon UK How to Find the Best Deals at Amazon, our insider tips and Amazon search Hack enables you to save a fortune on everyday products and Goods at Amazon.co.uk.
Torn Hello Family How are you? Me I am torn between two loves. One love is that I love being a cheapskate and finding ways to save money. The other love is spending money so that I can travel and enjoy my life the way I am suppose to. What two loves are you torn between?
What I Spent, What We Ate - It's the start of birthday season here FG and I had our weekly date night, and the girls ate mac n cheese at home. We ate dinner at Mr. FG's parents' house, and I brought two loaves of French bread. I made a chicken taco salad so that I could use up some dry corn tortillas by making fried strips to top the salad.
What to do with your two 'free' council tax months Council tax payments are an annual bill that we can choose to pay over 10 months or 12 months. For those of us opting to pay over 10 months of the year, we get 'free' council tax for two months of the year. I am going to share what you can do with the extra money from free council tax months.
Swapping spending diaries with Mrs Mummypenny And what would be different? Here's what I learnt from swapping our spending diaries:. First and foremost looking at Mrs Mummypenny's spending diary, I am incredibly, unbelievably grateful that we don't have any borrowing or debt. We use a cashback credit card for virtually all our spending, but always pay off the balance in full every month.
Life Update #22 It feels like this week has gone by so slowly, though I'm not sure why. I think it's because I've been waiting for the weekend, as I'm on holiday next week I'm going across to see my parents during it, which the boys will love. And hopefully we'll have some nice days out!
Hit the Stores for Best After Valentine's Day Sales So even more ways to save. Here are some of the best stores for after Valentine's Day sales:. Here are some deals that are great in 2019:. If you're going to go shopping for after Valentine's Day sales, be strategic with your shopping. Don't just buy because things are on sale.
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