Binge worthy box sets to watch during lockdown…

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It’s week whatever of lockdown and you might be in need of some binge worthy TV show recommendations. Here are some that you might not have heard of, or maybe just forgotten about…

Should we Shop Online?

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To say life in the UK has completely changed in the last few weeks is an understatement. The way we work, socialise and shop have altered dramatically. One thing I have noticed that is still dividing opinion is shopping. MSE summed this up yesterday with the following dilemma:

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Click HERE to see the original post.

Non-Branded Baby Products That Could Save You Money!

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I am a bit clueless when it comes to baby items, luckily Corinna Nicol of The Mummy Circle has created this guest post full of helpful advice for #NonBrandedNovember. She and her members have put together what they think are the best non-branded items that could save you money along with some suggestions about when it is worth buying branded.

A Wedding for less than 5k!

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On Saturday 19th October 2019, my partner Shane and I tied the knot! The day was absolutely amazing; it was everything we wanted it to be and more. When we started planning we set ourselves a budget of five thousand pounds and we managed to come in £68 under!

If you want to know exactly what we spent, scroll down to find out all the costings along with a few wedding snaps.

Becoming a Homeowner – One Year On

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This time last year I was walking into the estate agents to collect the keys to our house. After years of saving and months of paperwork, the moment I collected the keys was actually a huge anticlimax. There were no party poppers or anyone ringing a bell, not even a shake of a hand… the lady simply handed me an envelope containing a key. Despite the lack of ceremony, I was elated that the wait was finally over.

Suddenly that year has flashed by and we have made the house our home. Looking back at the whole process has made me realise that I learnt a lot, so here are my tips for anyone saving to buy, or buying, their first house…

Thrifty Thursday – How to Create a Gift Hamper for Less!

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This is a brilliant little hack that is perfect for creating a special gift for Mothers Day, birthdays or for Bridesmaid proposals. My Thrifty trick costs just 89p and looks brilliant…

DIY Wedding Flowers

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According to Hitched.com, the average cost of wedding flowers is £1200-£1500! To keep costs down I’ve decided to buy artificial and to make my own bouquet. My total cost for all our wedding flowers was a very Thrifty £70!

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Big Day for 5K!

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Did you know that the average cost of a UK wedding currently stands at a whopping £30,355! It’s great if you can afford to spend, but if you don’t you can still have the day you want on a smaller budget…

Savvy Shopping – Beating the Supermarket

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It’s not a coincidence that the bread and milk are nowhere near each other in the likes of Asda, Tesco and even Lidl. The idea is you have to navigate a labyrinth of temptation just to get that much-needed pint of milk and loaf of wholemeal bread.

That’s because supermarkets are designed to make you spend more! If you’re savvy enough, you can avoid paying more than you need to.

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