• Five Frugal things I’ve done this week to save money {29th May 2015}….
  • Could you make money from your old tax disc?
  • 16 reasons why money is completely over-rated….
  • Wembley Bound….
  • 7 Ways to save money on travelling in the UK….
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Five Frugal things I’ve done this week to save money {29th May 2015}….

Five frugal things I've done this week: 1. Contrary to popular belief, I'm planning on making more than just mojitos with the mint in my new little herb garden (actually mojitos was my plan but Miss Frugal had other ideas).  So this week, we've made mint lemonade which I'll be sharing with you at some point over the next week and after that was a success we even made blueberry version.  It tasted delicious - even more so because we made it with our own mint! 2.  The kids and Mr Frugal headed off to Wembley on Monday to watch their beloved Boro play in the Championship play off. They … [Read More...]

Can you make money from your old car tax disc

Could you make money from your old tax disc?

Some of you might remember last year when I told you about how the tax disc system was changingin the UK, I was really pleased because there was going to be the option to pay by Direct Debit which I thought was a great way to help budgeting. Another benefit was that you no longer had to display your tax disc in your car, which was something else I loved since I'd been meaning to get my old tax disc holder replaced for at least a year.  My old one was barely sticking to the windscreen which left my actual car tax disc flapping around threatening to fly out of the car if a gust of wind caught … [Read More...]

16 ways that money is overrated

16 reasons why money is completely over-rated….

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that money isn't important because we all know that it is essential and without money, life wouldn't be all that great.  But there are a lot of things that money can't help you achieve so I thought I'd share some of them with you today.... Money won't.... Buy people's respect Find friends that will stand by you through thick and thin Make someone love you unconditionally Give you that feeling of total pride and love that you get when you look at your children Keep you healthy and germ free And it can't.... Give you that warm and fluffy feeling … [Read More...]

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Wembley Bound….

I apologise in advance for writing another football related post for this week's Wednesday's Wardrobe but Master Frugal has had his Boro shirt on almost non-stop since we told him last week that he was off to Wembley to see them play in the Championship Play Off Final on Monday just gone. They had an early start on Monday as Wembley's a long way from us - they had to get from our house to the Riverside stadium first and then on from there to Wembley on one of the supporters coaches. They had to leave our house before 5am which made me a little bit grateful that I'd chosen to stay at … [Read More...]

7 Ways to Save Money When You're Travelling in the UK!

7 Ways to save money on travelling in the UK….

We've had some lovely holidays abroad with the kids when they were younger but after our last holiday abroad we decided to stick to holiday's a little closer to home for a few years. The older the kids get, the more of a struggle it is to keep them protected from the sun when all they want to do is play in the pool all day.  They're so fair skinned that they catch the sun very easily and even the most expensive sun tan lotions need frequent top ups which means that I can't relax as much as I'd like to and they get fed up of me constantly smothering them.  I'm not being overly dramatic here … [Read More...]

When's the right time to let your child have their own debit card

Teaching Children about Money: When’s the right time to let your child have their own debit card?

Both of my children have received pocketmoney for a good few years now as I really believe that learning to manage their own pocketmoney is a great way to help them learn money management skills that will be invaluable when they’re older. We don’t have rules on what they have to do with their money as I’d rather they learned themselves so I don’t tell them what they can and can’t buy (within reason) and I don’t make them save a set amount out of their weekly allowance. I think this has helped them learn more because they've had the chance to make mistakes with their money – they now realise … [Read More...]