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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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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Top ways to save money on adult purchases (AD)

Since becoming a Mum in 2016 I definitely appreciate my evenings much more. Having a small child, running around for most of the day, certainly makes me more grateful for the time that I have child-free. My 4-year-old is not the best sleeper, which makes evenings even more sacred! Now I’m a parent I enjoy the little vices of life a little more – so today I want to talk about saving money on adult purchases!

Top ways to save money on adult purchases
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Using Hyperjar to manage family finances (AD)

In our household, the money management often comes down to me. I’m happy with this arrangement, as I’m organised and enjoy savings. I know how to prepare a budget and enjoy knowing that our family finances are well managed. My husband has access to our ‘house’ bills account and is happy with how things work but he also does the bulk of the shopping in our house too, especially at present. This works really well but I wanted an account where I could transfer some of our groceries budget so Tom could use the card and it wouldn’t matter when he forgets to give it back to me! Then HyperJar reached out to me to test out their service and it seemed perfect timing!

Manage your family finances with HyperJar
Everything you need to get started with HyperJar!
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Save money with an Amazon Prime free trial (AD – Affiliate links)

I LOVE shopping on Amazon. It is SO convenient. In just a few clicks I can find millions of items and it automatically inputs my card details, address and checks me out! I can use my *Alexa device to order items or even just add to a shopping list for checking out later in the day. Also, as I do lots of paid surveys I often have Amazon vouchers to spend.

Amazon Prime allows members to have access to next day delivery, and lots of other perks, for £79 per year. You can also pay monthly, for £7.99 a month. Obviously you save a little money by paying annually, but not everyone can afford to do so.

I want to share with you how to *get an Amazon prime free trial in the UK, and a few other things such as how to cancel and how to get a refund if you’ve been charged for forgetting to cancel.

Save money and time with an Amazon Prime free trial
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