I’m a huge fan of saving money. For me, a pound saved is the same as a pound earned. I love to meal plan, batch cook, and do everything that I can to make the most of our money. I love to try new products, and make brand switching saves in the supermarket.
When it comes to heating I am a firm believer that if you are cold then you should just put the heating on. I have never been a person to try and cut back on heating costs, at least until recently!
I managed to negotiate lower energy prices this year and save £137! I’ve been able to lock into a tariff which has seen my direct debit drop considerably. Obviously I’ve been very happy with my savings but I decided that as I work at home full-time that I would look at small things I could do to cut back on heating costs. Especially since moving house in September 2019 and realising just how much it costs to heat our cold house!
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I’m a fan of takeaways. Who isn’t right?! I love being able to just pop online, order some tasty food and put almost no effort in. However, what I don’t love is that a takeaway just blows our food budget for the week! Over the last few years I have perfected a number of ways to save money on takeaways – and I want to share them with you!
AD. 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.
AD. The weather has been all over the place for the last few weeks hasn’t it?! We’ve been home a lot, between chicken pox and other illnesses, and I’ve been surprised by just how warm it has been in my home some days. We’re lucky to live in an energy efficient flat, at the moment, which means our home is pretty warm all year round. Despite this, and as I love a bit of financial planning, I am already thinking about saving money for our Winter energy bills. I’m someone who thinks if you’re cold then you should pop the heating on, especially if you have elderly relatives or little children at home like we do. I feel really grateful to be able to just switch the heating on anytime. Today I want to help you be able to do the same this coming Winter! Prepare for Winter with Boost and the Winter Wallet!