11 Tricks Restaurants Use to Make You Spend More Money

Eating out can be a delicious treat; it’s great to let someone else take care of the cooking. But when you’re there in the moment you feel a sense of occasion. Maybe you’ll get the wine the waiter recommends. Desert? Sure! Coffee…absolutely. Then it’s time to pay and a lump forms in your throat. You […]

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How to Use Breaks to Be More Productive

Taking a regular break from work is important. But finding a productive way to use this time can be difficult when your mind’s stuck in “work mode.” What can you do to make the most of your breaks? By planning ahead, it’s possible to make your breaks beneficial for body, mind and soul. Deskercise, for […]

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Expiration dates cheat sheet

Expiration Date Cheat Sheet

Expiration dates come on almost everything — from butter and eggs, to your lipstick and pillows. Some grocery items are not always entirely accurate, and certain household items should be recycled earlier than expected. The truth? The lifespan of the things we buy isn’t always as straightforward as you may think.

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12 Classic Sauces and How To Make Them

12 Classic Sauces and How To Make Them

A little sauce can get you a long, long way. Whether you’re trying to rescue a culinary disaster, or just to spice up something bland you cooked on a budget, knowing how to throw together half a dozen common ingredients can make all the difference when it comes to keeping the kids happy or impressing […]

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Healthy All Hallow’s Eve Snacks

Healthy Halloween Treats

Whether you’re hosting a party or simply getting into the spirit, whipping up some Halloween snacks can help create a festive and fun atmosphere. Try out these spooky and scrumptious recipes—only using a few ingredients. Banana Ghosts Ingredients: Bananas Chocolate chips Step 1: Peel the bananas and cut them in half. Step 2: Use chocolate […]

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Super Simple & Spooky Decoration Idea

Simple & Spooky Halloween Decorations

Decorating your house on Halloween doesn’t have to mean struggling with messy cobwebs and spending a fortune on flashy lights. Try out this simple step-by-step project to minimize the hassle while still spooking visitors and giving your house a festive flair! Supplies Needed: Coffee mug or vase A few old branches White or black thread […]

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3 Step Skeleton Costume

Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

All Hallow’s Eve might be known by many different names but as always, it’s celebrated with sweet treats, festivities and creative costumes. Get in on the fun by creating your own spooky skeleton getup this year in three simple steps! Supplies Needed: An old t-shirt (one you don’t mind cutting up) Pencil or pen Scissors […]

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Here Comes the Bride, There Goes Your Budget?

Here Comes the Bride, There Goes Your Budget?

One of the most beautiful things in life is seeing two people who love each other commit to be together for the rest of their lives. One of the worst things in life is blowing your budget on expensive hens’ or stags’ nights, wedding presents, and all the various and sundry things you need to […]

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Bike Tuneup

Troubleshooting Your Bike

Using a bike for your commute is a great way to save some extra cash. But what happens when your bike breaks down? Take advantage of these quick tips and keep your pounds in your pocket!       Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: QuickQuid Quid Corner

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The Frugal Year Essay Contest: How do you keep going when times are tough?

  Just because money’s tight doesn’t mean your life stops moving forward, so we asked our QuickQuid customers how they keep going when times get tough. Laura C., this month’s £250 winner, explains how living on a budget hasn’t stopped her family from working towards their first home: “May has been an interesting month for […]

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