*This is a sponsored post*. In the estate where we live there are a number of different car parking areas. Each resident in our new build estate has their own numbered parking space. Some people have two. Quite a few houses in our estate have garages that run through the length of the house and into a paved area in the back garden. I always think this is bizarre! Our car parking space is tucked up the side of our building. The space isn’t bad at all, it isn’t open to the elements much, it is enclosed on two sides and we only have one person who parks next to us. Despite this I can’t help but wish our car was parked under a car canopy sometimes. Our friends have one and they don’t even have to de-ice their car most days – lucky!
Do you like saving money? Could you live on £2 per head per day? I thought that we could and I was right! Today I’m going to share with you how I got on for the #2poundchallenge. We took part last week for a day and I found it a little more difficult than I initially thought. While we often have days where we eat for £2 per head, or less, it is never enforced as such. If I want to buy some fancy ice cream, or have a glass of wine, I can. Our finances are good these days, so we can afford to be a little more generous with our shopping budget. This doesn’t mean that I want to just waste money, however, I’m happy to splash out from time to time. Anyway, see below to find out how we did with the #2poundchallenge!
Well it is that time of the month. Funds are beginning to get a little tight. Perhaps you have had your credit card statement come in. I remember that feeling well. Once upon a time I would dread January! That has all changed for me now! I’ve got lots of ways that I can get a little cash boost. I like to keep my income quite diverse these days. I still complete surveys, and make money, but I have lots of other ways that I make money too. I’m actually running a moneymaking bootcamp over on The Money Shed for the whole of this month if you fancy a nosy! Anyway, back to this months ideal cash boost… matched betting!
Being frugal is a fantastic way to save money for your household. Money saving is nearly as important to me as money making. By keeping a tight control on our household finances (mostly) and our expenses we have more money. This means that I need to earn less money to cover the essentials. In turn this means more money for saving for a house, having a holiday or buying a reliable car. The little savings really do add up and this is why I like the Five Fabulously Frugal Things I’ve Done This Week linky.
Five Fabulously Frugal Things I’ve Done This Week – 13th January
*This is a collaborative post* Sometimes in life your best laid plans just don’t cover all eventualities. Perhaps you have had a crisis. Your washing has broken. Your car has failed its MOT. Life is always waiting to happen and with that come unexpected things. I’ve been there myself in the past. While we have an emergency fund now that wasn’t always the case. There are a number of ways that you can boost your bank balance in a hurry and these are just a few suggestions: