Category: Budgeting

financial resolutions

6 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

The New Year is a great time to put a plan together and overhaul your life for the better – especially financial resolutions that can help you get closer to your money goals. If you are thinking about how to handle your finances in the coming year, we've looked at five financial resolutions you can[…]

Continue Reading

The Ultimate Christmas Saving Guide

Christmas is just around the corner and can often be a strain on our wallets, with the effects felt well into the New Year. That’s why it's a good idea to always start planning your Christmas finances in advance - that way, nothing comes as a shock last minute. For instance, before you start going[…]

Continue Reading

5 Cheap Halloween Party Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Halloween is rapidly approaching so it’s time to start putting together the scariest Halloween party for your friends and family! If you’re living on a budget it might be frightening to consider some of the Halloween makeup and party gear that you see on social media and in the press, thinking that it’s out of[…]

Continue Reading

The 5 Most Common Reasons Behind Personal Debt

Getting into personal debt is easily done. Whether it’s random circumstances, unexpected bills,  or simple mistakes, it can all lead to a spiral of uncertainty. In a tight financial situation, it can be tempting to borrow money, even if it's something small like an extra £100 loan, but this can further increase your debt, through[…]

Continue Reading

7 Affordable Holiday Essentials

Holiday essentials can be expensive – from sun cream to mosquito spray. Yet all these essentials are vital for staying safe on holiday. Here’s how to be savvy when you shop for your holidays and save money on your travel must-haves! 1. Sun Cream If you’re flying to somewhere sunny (or going skiing), sun cream[…]

Continue Reading

50 Things To Do On Your No-Spend Weekend

Saving money or trying to cut back on your spending isn’t exactly a fun task. It often means going without, and while it can make you happier in the long run, no-one particularly looks forward to the times when they have to be frugal. However, there are ways to live entirely for free, even if[…]

Continue Reading

20 of the Best Free Museums in the UK

A museum trip can be the ultimate day trip adventure! With so many around the country, you should easily find the perfect one for you to learn something new about the world around us. And the best thing is, many of them are free, meaning you can bring out your nerdy side without it costing[…]

Continue Reading

5 Cheap Summer Holiday Ideas

When it comes to going on holiday in the summer, most of us just want a bit of sea, sand and sunshine. So why pay more? This sort of trip doesn’t have to cost the earth! There are plenty of ways you can save money on your holiday, whilst still enjoying a relaxing getaway. We’ve[…]

Continue Reading

Are You Ready for Summer?

British summer time officially starts on the last Sunday in March - this is when the clocks go forward. It doesn’t always feel particularly like a summer's day in March though! Hopefully the sun is just around the corner, and we can start thinking about holidays, BBQs, and ice cream! The question is, when should[…]

Continue Reading

New Year’s Resolution: Create a Budget

When most people think of a New Year's resolution, they probably opt for things like getting fit, spending more time with family and friends, or taking up a new hobby. Creating and sticking to a budget probably isn’t the most thrilling resolution, but it might be something that you need to do this year.  We’re[…]

Continue Reading