I’m quite a frugal spender – I like to shop but I try to keep my purchases small and low cost to enable me to save as much money as possible. My flat is currently up for sale and we’re hoping to buy a house together soon, which means saving up as much as we can to add to our deposit! Everyone has their own ways of spending and saving their hard earned cash, but here are a few things that work for me personally: Savings Accounts Lets start with something boring – bank accounts! I have both a current…

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Merlin (my beautiful, fluffy ragdoll cat) is almost 7 years old! It still feels like only yesterday that we picked him up from the breeder and he was so tiny. I knew from our first moment that we would be best of friends, which sounds awfully cheesy, but it’s so true. And I’m not alone; according to the Petplan Pet Census 2018, 41% of owners refer to their pet as their best friend, and 44% call their pet their “baby”.. which I’m also guilty of! Merlin has grown into quite the handsome big boy – he was such a tiny…

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At the beginning of last year I did a blog post on my travel plans for 2018, so I thought I’d do something similar for 2019! I’ve already managed to get a few little trips booked in for this year which I’m very excited about, but I’m also starting to think about a bigger holiday for 2020. I’m trying to save up as much money as possible in 2019 as I plan to sell the flat and buy a ‘proper house’, so hopefully then next year I can go all out on a big holiday! Here are my plans so…

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Whether you’re the kind of person who revels in the Christmas buzz, or whether you’d rather spend the festive period alone with a good book, you’re likely feeling the pinch this January! What with family and friends to buy presents for, all the food and Christmas parties, topped off with a New Years big night out – December hits us all in the pocket. Tips for better financial planning this new year are something we could all use – especially if you’re new to budgeting or you’re wanting to get better at saving for your future. If you want to…

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Many pet owners are guilty of pampering their pets and giving them treats, love and attention no matter what. I’m no exception, as I can never resist treating my boys to a little indulgence and lots of cuddles. I must have spent a small fortune over the years on buying them various gifts such as fancy cat beds (that they never use), exciting new toys (which they ignore), sparkly collars (which they always end up losing) and all sorts of grooming products such as new combs, brushes, and even cat shampoos! In a way a piece of me kind of…

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There’s never been a better time to go vintage, with more people than ever choosing pre-loved, antique and vintage options as opposed to mass-produced high street products. This may come as no surprise what with so many people furnishing their homes with retro furniture from thrifty second-hand shops, or filling their wardrobes with nothing but charity shop bargains, but have you ever considered buying vintage jewellery? There are so many advantages to choosing pre-loved, vintage or restored items, some of which, you may never have even thought about! Here are some top reasons to buy vintage jewellery.. The unique factor…

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