Best UK Personal Finance Blogs You Should Follow

If you’re like me and love to read personal finance blogs then one thing rapidly becomes apparent; it’s dominated by US-based bloggers. I’m not necessarily saying this is a bad thing. After all – some of my favorite blogs are written by American bloggers and I’d be sad to see them go. But being based[...]

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Four Premium Foods You Can Easily Grow At Home

I’m often surprised by just how much time (and money) some people spend on growing very cheap vegetables. After all, while there’s a beauty to being self sufficient you could argue that the work involved in growing things like carrots and potatoes simply doesn’t make any sense when they can be bought so cheaply from[...]

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Frugal Living Tips: September 2014 Edition

August has been a crazy month for me as I’ve been getting used to my new job. The downside is that I’m burning through more cash than expected driving to and from work each day. On the flipside I’m preparing my own lunches at home and am finding that I’m also eating less due to[...]

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How To Reach Financial Independence On Minimum Wage: My Plan To Escape The Rat Race

Have you ever felt just a tiny bit jealous of people that have taken early retirement? I know I have… Imagine the feeling of never having to work again (unless you want to). Imagine not having to worry about bills. Imagine never having to get up while it’s still dark. Imagine all the quality time[...]

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The Best Things In Life Are Free (…Or Are They?)

My skin is tingling right now. I can feel tiny little pin-pricks in my forehead. And my face is flushed the color of a beetroot. And I ache. Boy, do I ache. From all the walking I’ve just done. Through the countryside. In the sun. With my girlfriend. And you know what? Sitting here, sun-kissed[...]

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Frugal Living Tips: August 2014 Edition

Welcome to my regular roundup post, giving a brief insight into what happened in my part of the world over the previous month, plus links to my favorite personal finance articles published recently. Vacation Time! What a busy (and expensive!) month July has turned out to be! Firstly I took my very first (frugal) vacation[...]

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Hate Your Job? Here Are 6 Things You Should Do Today

“I hate my job”. You’d be surprised how often I’ve heard that phrase over the years. I’ve even been known to utter it myself a few times. When you consider just how long we spend at work and yet how necessary a paid job is for most of us, it’s not hard to see why[...]

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What Are The Real Costs Of Your Job?

A couple of years ago I found myself getting ever more fed up with my job and eventually realized that it was time for a change. I spent some time investigating the available options and eventually settled on two different roles that would suit me. One was the “passion” job – one that I’d love[...]

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How To Save Money By Growing Your Own Vegetables; A Guided Tour Of My Vegetable Garden

July is the month when all my vegetable-growing efforts start to come to fruition. Oh sure, I’ve already picked a lot of strawberries by now. I’ve also had a few fresh-from-the-pod peas. But July is in many ways the “high point” of the vegetable gardening year for me – where all sorts of things start[...]

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Frugal Living Tips: July 2014 Edition

Welcome to my monthly roundup post where I reveal the personal finance articles that have really spoken to me over the last 30 days. Not surprisingly the blogosphere hasn’t let us down and I’ve got some great links for you to check out in just a few minutes. However before we get to that, what’s[...]

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What Does The Average Person Spend Their Money On? (Plus Implications For A More Frugal Lifestyle)

When it comes to reducing your living expenses there’s a whole world of advice out there from how to re-purpose your household trash as craft materials to budget-friendly cleaning tips. But for too long this form of frugality has worried me. After all, how much do I really spend on cleaning equipment or lampshades? Answer:[...]

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70+ Places To Get Free Stuff Online

“Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make” They say that you get what you pay for, but online that isn’t necessarily true… When you know where to look, you’ll find that there are dozens of places to get free stuff online – so over the last few weeks we’ve made it our[...]

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8 Ways To Reduce Your Food Waste

Did you know that roughly a third of all the food we buy ends up in the bin? For the frugal-minded among us, let alone those who care about the environment, that seems like a massive waste. By learning how to reduce the food waste from your own home you’ll not only manage to significantly[...]

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Frugal Living Tips: Jun 2014 Edition

So here we are a few days later than usual with last month’s roundup of happenings – both personal and also in the wider personal finance world. Last month I had two potential “budget busting” situations that caused me some issues… Power Steering Leak Firstly the power steering in my car decided to spring a[...]

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