When to repair and when to replace your car

*This is a collaborative post*. My husband and I have had our car for a few years now. It was already 10 years old when we purchased it. Our car has been in good condition since we purchased it and pretty much sailed through MOTs with no issues. Well, until the last MOT at least. Now we know that there is an expiry date for our car! Our mechanic advised us that a few issues are beginning and in another 1-2 years we were going to start experiencing costly repairs. Obviously this was a disappointment for us but also gives us lots of time to decide what we want to do. Today I want to talk to you about when to repair and when to replace your car. This is something that I’ve been mulling over for a few months now as we will eventually replace our car.

When to replace your car

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5 easy ways to reduce your food waste!

Today I’m hosting a guest post from Zoe Morrison. Zoe Morrison blogs over at www.ecothriftyliving.com, runs a friendly Facebook group for people who want to reduce their food waste – https://www.facebook.com/groups/reduceyourfoodwaste/  and is currently writing a book – The Ecothrifty Kitchen (how to save money and the environment by reducing waste in your kitchen). I’m really hopeful that this post, and Zoe’s group, can help my readers save a nice bit of money and reduce food waste.

Tips to reduce food waste

Photo credit: Zoe Morrison / Ecothriftyliving

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Why you need life insurance – you really do!

Today I want to talk to you about something pretty close to my heart, life insurance. You might wonder why I feel so strongly about life insurance but that is because I am currently uninsurable. No mainstream life insurance provider will insure me, as my health makes me a high risk for death. There are companies that specialise in insurance for people like me but the monthly payments are so high. This isn’t great, however, I’ve made provisions for my family and they can afford to go on without me should the worst happen. My wonderful husband has life insurance, at a very low cost, so today I want to talk to you about the benefits of having life insurance – why you need life insurance!

Why you need life insurance - you really do!

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Five Fabulously Frugal Things I’ve Done This Week – 17th March

Just three days until we go off on holiday now. This means that our home life is a little on the busy side. Thanks to taking part in this great linky I have been able to keep on track. I’ve been working hard to be frugal, save money and waste less. This has been working really well and I feel really positive about it. Being self-employed, and working from home, can make it hard sometimes. The lure of takeaways, and online shopping, can be high on busy days. Despite this we’ve gone all week without a takeaway and I’ve avoided impulse buys too. Here is my Five Fabulously Frugal Things I’ve Done This Week – 17th March post.

Five Fabulously Frugal Things I've Done This Week - 17th March 2017

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Save money on life insurance – the savings really add up!

Your life is valuable, right?! Yet despite this I know numerous people that choose not to have life insurance. Time and time again I remind people that you don’t want to leave your loved one with nothing if you die. The reason I do this is that I’ve struggled to get life insurance for myself. This means I want to have savings in the bank, and my husband to be financially stable. All to often I see people who’d rather have a nice car than have a secure future for their children. Life insurance can be cheaper than £10 a month, you can’t even buy a takeaway for that! Today I want to talk to you about how to save money on life insurance.

Save money on life insurance

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