Save money on car insurance – I saved £280!

Car insurance. It can cost a fortune right?! I know…! I’m here with some tips on saving money on car insurance.

My husband used to drive a little 125CC bike. This meant that insurance costs were fairly low. Despite the fact that someone stole it once and another time someone vandalised it!

When my husband learned to drive a car, just before 25, our car insurance was costing well over £1200. Fast forward a few years and our car insurance is in the mid £100s now instead.

A hand holding an iPhone displaying the Plum finance app with pockets of money; £0 Primary Pocket, £12.56 House Appliances, £109.91 House Purchase Fees

In the last year alone we have made quite a big saving on car insurance – £280 in just one year! I’m going to share some tips with you to help you save money on car insurance.

Thomas and Daisy in a black car together in a car park
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The Meal Planning Linky Week #133 Meal Plan

I hope you’re having a nice week. We’ve been getting lots of jobs done in our home, which feels great. I feel like we’re back making progress again and I’m feeling really productive and motivated lately. I’m trying to stay on top of the meal planning, as this helps us save money and eat better too, and it has been going well!

This week I want to try and ensure that we’re having absolutely minimal food waste, ideally none if possible, and to avoid expensive takeaways too. Meal planning helps us to stay organised and saves us money too.

I love seeing what everyone is linking up meal plan wise to this post, what people are cooking each week and also getting inspiration for my own meal plans too.

I hope that this will help people to find lots of inspiration, delicious recipes and maybe read some helpful blog posts about meal planning and money saving. Don’t forget to check out my post to help you avoid overspending on your groceries.

Katykickers weekly meal planning linky
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Save money on your food shopping

There are a vast array of ways that you can save money on food shopping, I’m sharing my absolutely top tips for you today in the hope that you can reduce your grocery bill.

Keep a well stocked store cupboard

This has to be one of my favourite ways to save money on grocery shopping.  I have a number of staple items that I try to always keep in stock.

I keep well stocked on ingredients for cake making, bread baking and cooking fast meals and fakeaways.

Pasta is a staple in our house, and pasta flour, so I can make a quick pasta meal from scratch if I want to. I’ve got a *pasta maker which allows me to make fresh pasta almost as fast as it takes to cook dry pasta, and you really can’t beat the freshness.

A basket of food including biscuits, chickpea crisps and sweets.
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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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