summer savings

Smart Summer Savings Tips for Fun on a Budget

Summer is a time for letting loose, if only for a bit: Generally, you're going more places, doing more things and spending more money. This is true whether you're a young adult at the start of your career and taking time off to go on adventures or a parent sending kids to camp to catch [...]
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social jet lag

How to Overcome Social Jet Lag

Waking up early Monday – Friday for work leaves many people exhausted by the week’s end, and Saturday and Sunday become welcome respites to sleep in for however long we’d like. This yo-yoing sleep pattern — waking up early for work during the week and sleeping in late on the weekend — has been coined […]

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Can you Plan a Party Without Going Over Budget

Whether it's a casual get-together or a special celebration, having friends and family over can be stressful! You may be tempted to go overboard on everything from food to décor and spend way more money that you want to be (or should be) spending. So stop right there — we've got the perfect budget party [...]
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home fixes

Home Fixes You Can Do Yourself

Any homeowner knows that upkeep can get overwhelming and expensive, especially when you need to contract out the work. The average contractor employed to solve a basic problem (replacing windows, fixing links, repairing drywall, etc.) charges £59/hour!1 Fortunately, many of these projects can be done by a non-professional — that means you! Avoid spending all […]

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How to Budget for Your First Flat

You’ve done it! You did all the research to find the perfect flat for your needs, you signed the lease and you have your move-in date… now what? There are many expenses you need to anticipate when moving into a new flat, even more so if it’s your first one. Here are a few expenses […]

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The Beginners Guide to the Supermarket Reduced Aisle

Big brands and big supermarkets are everywhere. With their BOGOF and meal deals, savings are always to be had, especially if you’ve ever encountered… the reduced aisle. The problem is, those endless aisles can be a real maze when you just want to find a quick deal. How can you make meaningful savings without spending […]

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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 Prep Your Garden for Spring Planting

This chilly and damp weather may make it feel like spring is ages away, but it’s actually right around the corner. It’s never too soon to start thinking ahead to rising temperatures and rays of sun poking out from the clouds. If you’re an experienced gardener, you’ve probably started to dust off your spade and selected your seedlings for the upcoming season. If you’re new to gardening, now is the perfect time to get started.

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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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The Best Time of Year to Buy Almost Anything

Thinking about upgrading that tax-filing software? You might want to wait until February. Craving a new power drill for your weekend projects? You’ll get more bang for your buck if you wait for April. With average spending power falling and perpetual necessities hampering our home and business budgets, shoppers need to be cannier than ever […]

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