Quick wins to help your car pass its MOT

Running a car is an expensive business. Even though I’m not a fan of driving myself I help my husband with contributions towards his car. The main reason for this is because he drives me around, anywhere I want to go, and I never have to pay towards petrol or insurance. Recently our car had £750 of repairs (ouch!) and in just a few months we have the MOT coming up again! Today I want to talk to you about quick wins to help your car pass its MOT. These are little things that you can do yourself or have done cheaply elsewhere, to try to help your car pass its MOT.

Now there is no guarantee that there won’t be larger work that needs doing to your car, but if you know you’re going to be forced to pay for repairs, as you can’t afford a new car, then these steps may help you reduce the overall cost of any work come MOT time.

Quick wins to help your car pass its MOT

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Cutting the cost of your families mobile bills

Savvy consumers know cost cutting on bills is essential to be a thrifty household. All savvy shoppers compare insurance, utility bills and mortgages before purchasing. This should be no different when looking at the cost of your family’s mobile phone bill. This collaborative post is designed to help you save money.

Most UK households now have two or more devices and households with 2 teenagers can add another two to that. That’s 4 different bills with four different data plans!

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Earn cashback on groceries with these top shopping apps

Like saving money? Like food? Course you do! Today I want to talk to you about how you earn cashback on groceries with the top shopping apps I’m about to share with you. ALL of these shopping apps are free to download and use, and will give you reimbursements when you buy products. Helping you save money on supermarket shopping! Today I’m going to share my top shopping apps as well as my favourite ways to maximise your returns from these apps.

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Get Beach Budget Ready with tips from digital banking service B

The Summer Holidays are nearly upon us! Where does the time go? If like me, you STILL haven’t decided where you’re going on your Summer Holidays then I’ve got some great tips to share with you today to help you get beach budget ready. This post has been created as part of a paid collaboration with B, the digital banking service, and after I attended their beach budget ready panel with Jane Anderson from Family Traveller, David Judic from digital banking service B, Alice Beer from This Morning, Jasmine Birtles from Money Magpie, Sophie Qureshi, a beauty Journalist and Cate Dixon from Kuoni. Together they made up a fantastic panel offering lots of great tips to help everyone be beach budget ready and today I’m going to share some of them with you!

Living Arrows 24/53 - Daisy on the beach at Tenby

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Saving for the future with a JISA from Wealthsimple

Being a parent is so challenging at times. Emotionally, physically and financially. From the day our daughter was born, back in March 2016, we started a savings fund for her. Each month, when Thomas gets paid, we put away a small fixed sum of money for Daisy. This just comes out automatically, and moves to a savings account, and is basically painless. We don’t miss the money, and it goes before we allocate our money to bills, savings and spends. It isn’t a vast sum but it soon adds up and Daisy is already into the early thousands with her savings, just from these small amounts. Recently I have been thinking about the long-term, and the best way to grow Daisy’s money, for her future, without having to increase the amount of money that we are saving. Today I want to talk to you about Junior ISAs, or JISAs, as they are often known, from Wealthsimple. I have been toying with the idea of opening one and think I’m ready to take the leap!

Saving for the future with a JISA from Wealthsimple

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