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free days out in gloucestershire
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Free days out in Gloucestershire

Free days out in Gloucestershire are actually quite easy to find. I know that we are very lucky to live in such a beautiful county, which means that there are always plenty of opportunities to go out and explore. We love a free day out and the great thing about Gloucestershire is that there are […]

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self employed
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Self Employed – My first day

I am now officially self employed after wanting to take the plunge for quite a while. Today has been my first day of working from home and it’s been lovely. I know it won’t always be plain sailing but if today isn’t anything to go by then it will be the best move I’ve ever […]

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planning for christmas
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Planning for Christmas

Planning for Christmas I’m reluctant to write a post about Christmas when it is only September but we all know that December will soon be here. However, we all know that Christmas comes on December 25th every single year and by planning for Christmas early we can ease some of the financial burden that Christmas […]

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budget supermarkets
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Reviews

Budget Supermarkets: Aldi v Lidl

The two main budget supermarkets in the UK are definitely Aldi and Lidl. We shop at them both on a regular basis, especially as they are the two closest supermarkets to our house. We have noticed a definite reduction in our food shopping costs since doing it, without it having any impact on the quality […]

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back to school
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Back to School – How to make it cheaper

It’s hard to believe that the kids will go back to school next week. Another summer has flown by very quickly, probably because I’ve been off work as well. Back to school season can get very expensive though. New school uniform needs to be brought. School shoes need to be purchased and it all adds […]

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crowdsurf
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Reviews

Transcribing for Crowdsurf

Crowdsurf are an American company that pays you to transcribe audio and video clips for them. They aren’t the highest paying company out there, partly because the exchange rate of dollars into pounds is so bad at the moment. However, despite their low pay they are my favourite of the three companies I transcribe for. […]

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pocket money
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Pocket Money- Should we give it to our kids?

Pocket Money! Should we be giving it? Do you give your children pocket money? This is an issue that we have been thinking about quite a bit recently. Lottie is definitely old enough to start learning about the true value of money. We have been wondering whether giving her a small amount of pocket money […]

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Personal Growth

Working from home and staying focused

Working from home can be hugely rewarding and allows many people to earn a living as a self employed person whilst still being at home for their family and to manage other commitments. For me becoming self employed has been a target of mine for over a year now. I haven’t been able to decide […]

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value range
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What value range products are worth using?

Value range products can be a lifesaver when money is tight. They can mean the difference between being able to feed your family and not if things are really bad. And away from food, some of the value range items we’ve brought have been really good. I don’t see the point of paying more for […]

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finances
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Giving your finances a makeover

Managing your finances is an important part of life. It can be difficult to achieve at times but there are some things you can do to give your finances a mini makeover and improve them. None of them are too painful and all will help to improve your financial security and give you a little […]

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