The Frugal Year Challenge Recap: Continuing to Save in 2014

Over the course of 2013, we delivered 12 months’ worth of posts dedicated to frugal practices that aimed to help you save at least £250 a month. If you followed our posts, you should have ended the year with £3000 in savings in the bank.   If your dedication to the Frugal Year Challenge ended […]

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Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 12: Do What Works

Congratulations! If you’ve followed QuickQuid’s “The Frugal Living Challenge” since January of this year, you’re just £250 away from meeting your 12-month savings goal of £3000. That probably also means you’ve sacrificed a lot this year to make sure you have more money in the bank going into 2014. We never said it would be […]

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying Life Insurance

5 Things to Consider Before Buying Life Insurance

Life insurance policies can seem confusing when you first consider them. But over time you may begin to realise the benefits of buying coverage, and the advantages of doing so sooner rather than later. Some people realise they need life insurance, call the first agent they find, and purchase a policy as quickly as they […]

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Frugal Living Challenge! Step 11

Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 11: Do Your Research

We’re in the homestretch of QuickQuid’s “The Frugal Living Challenge” — there’s only one more month until the end of the year! If you’ve followed the Challenge for the past 10 months and implemented our strategy suggestions, you should currently have saved £2,500. Let’s add another £250 to that total for the month of November […]

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Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 10 Use Less Energy

Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 10: Use Less Energy

Now that we’re well into autumn, energy use is on the rise. You’re cooking more at home, taking warmer showers, turning the heat up while you’re relaxing on the couch, and using electricity to light your home more as the sun sets earlier. Considering this spike in energy use, we thought it would be helpful […]

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Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 9 Work Your Wisdom

Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 9: Work Your Wisdom

Last month during QuickQuid’s “The Frugal Living Challenge,” we taught you how to learn new skills with free how-to videos, helping you save money on services you normally might pay for like grooming your pet. This month, as an extension, we want to focus on the skills you already have and encourage you to put […]

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Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 8 - Learn New Skills

Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 8: Learn New Skills

Over the past seven months of QuickQuid’s “The Frugal Living Challenge,” we’ve given you lots of ideas, tips and tricks for saving money — and you know by now that saving money isn’t just the result of eating at home more often or taking public transportation instead of driving your vehicle everywhere. Instead, you have […]

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Credit Cards to Start a Business

Credit Cards to Start a Business? The Pros and Cons

When it comes time to generate capital to start a business, there are many possible routes to take. Since everybody is in a unique position, the way you move forward may not be the same as others within your industry. Ideally, you would be able to get up and running with cash you have saved. […]

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5 Ways to Vacation for Cheap at the Beach

For many people, there is nothing better than the thought of a beach vacation. Spending time in the sand, playing in the water, and soaking up the rays. Does it get any better than that? While some don’t have any issue spending as much as it takes to have a good time at the beach, […]

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Take the Frugal Living Challenge! Step 7: Explore New Routes

This month for QuickQuid’s “The Frugal Living Challenge,” we’re homing in on the single largest monthly expense for Britons: transportation. Did you know that we spend about £64.90 per week — or £260 a month — getting around? That’s a lot of quid, but the cost doesn’t have to be so high if you’re willing […]

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