Meal planning with mince

Mince is a fantastically versatile meat. It is cheap compared to other meat cuts and meal planning with mince is super easy. You can buy it in a variety of meats, and you can get lots of delicious vegetarian and vegan alternatives now. Any of the below featured easy beef mince recipes can be made with Quorn, or suitable meat equivalent.

I love to do my best to make meat stretch further. It saves money and means we reduce our environmental impact slightly too. Also, by switching to 5% fat mince where possible we’ve been able to reduce our calorie intake from our favourite meals! Adding vegetables too means we’ve increased the health benefits from our favourite meals, and we are saving some money too.

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Opinium Research

I love a good survey company and I want to share with you my opinion on Opinium Research. They are a survey company I have been a member of for several years not.

I like to wait, mostly, until I have had a cashout or two, before I write about a survey company. This means I am speaking from personal experience when I recommend a company to you.

I am always on the lookout for a new survey company. I spend a lot of time on the phone, and otherwise engaged, and surveys suit me very well. If I am on the phone, on hold, I can complete questions on a survey.

Surveys requires minimal effort and I can stop and start the surveys as my time allows. Most surveys do not have a time limit on them and I find them straight forward.

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50 ways to save money – 50 moneysaving tips

Now is a great time of year to work on your finances. With payday in sight, so many people are thinking about ways that they can make money go further. I’m a HUGE fan of making extra money, rather than being skint, but I also love moneysaving tips too.

Personally I feel that saving money is almost as important as making money. I often find that it takes less time to earn more money than it does to put moneysaving tips into action, however, DO BOTH! I do and it has been working out fantastically for me in recent years!

Here are my 50 moneysaving tips – all designed to help you maximise your moneysaving and make things last longer.

50 moneysaving tips
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Manage your finances with the FREE Snoop app (AD)

I’m a firm believer that £1 saved is as important, if not more so, than £1 earned. Especially if you use your savings to invest, pay annually for household expenses to save money or to better yourself. There are so many ways to save money but one area people often overlook is day-to-day spending and family finances. I have a post on creating a budget but am also a firm believer in using Fintech apps, such as the Snoop app, to help reel in the overspending on groceries, online shopping and general day-to-day purchases.

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Aims for May 2020 – the results

May feels like it both sped by and dragged at the same time. I’m not really sure how! Another month safe at home has gone by. I had to attend the hospital for some tests and apart from that we have gone outside for a couple of small family walks and to get groceries. That’s it!

Hopefully this means I will have achieved my aims, as at the point of typing this it is as much of a surprise to you, as to me, mostly because I forgot to check back in with my goals this month! Here are my aims for May 2020 – the results!

Aims for May 2020 - the results
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