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Old-fashioned home economics made to fit the way we live today. Money-saving tips, tricks and advice from a real family.
Old-fashioned home economics made to fit the way we live today. Money-saving tips, tricks and advice from a real family.

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Counting the cost of a listed building I’m happy to introduce a guest post by Faith Archer from Much More With Less, a blog about moving to the country, living on less and making the most of it.   Does your dream of moving to the country include a…
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Here are five things to consider before getting a mortgage. Maybe you’ve decided it’s time to take the plunge and buy your own home. Well, that’s great! It’s definitely an exciting process, but of course there are a few things to think about first. Now,…
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Five frugal things we’ve done this fortnight: It’s been a fortnight for blitzing cash, to be blunt. The school holidays are tricky when your kids get to be teenagers: old enough to have formed strong opinions about what they do and with whom, but not old…
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Yes, you’re on a budget – but you also deserve to breathe   One of the most important things to remember while budgeting is that the aim isn’t to make yourself miserable. Saving for your future or to cover costs is both admirable and sensible, but that…
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My home rental nightmare… And how I escaped it. Phew! In 2013, I moved into a rented home with my new husband. I was happy with my new family life, but not with my home. Why?   What was wrong with my rented house? That little, unloved terraced house could…
My Rental Nightmare
My Rental Nightmare
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April’s theme: housing. Here’s what’s coming up this month – lots of informative articles about housing, including topics such as buying your own home, renting a home and running an economical household.   Buying A House? 40 Questions To Ask First. 4 Top…
April's Theme: Housing
April's Theme: Housing
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Extra income report – March 2018. It seems so odd to say that a whole month has gone by since our house move. For me, setting up our new home and trying to keep normal life together was the priority, so side hustles got shelved. However, for my husband,…
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Five frugal things we’ve done this fortnight: After a month in our new home, it’s started to feel like plain old home. I still don’t have a place for everything, and I’m way off track with establishing a routine… but who cares? Moving is hard work and I’m…
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Children & money: 5 fantastic posts There are so many worthwhile topics that I could cover when considering children and money that it’s hard to keep focused. I’ve decided to bring together a few very different articles here from other UK money bloggers…
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The Timeline of Your Child’s Finances  I’m pleased to present a guest post by Chris Smith. Enjoy!   So, it’s time to make the move from piggy bank to real bank. Opening a children’s savings account is one of the best ways to teach a child about money, it…
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