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Saving Money

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Christmas shopping, When is too Early?!

Just how early is too early? I mean people save all year round for Christmas with these companies that take your money and give you vouchers in November, I’m not talking about that though. I’m talking about when is it actually okay to start buying Christmas presents. Personally in my case it depends on a few factors and I’m pretty shop most people will agree. Space  It all depends on the amount of space you have where you live. I mean we have a one bedroom flat with no storage so it’s a little more difficult for us, yet we still manage to have three boxes worth of present stored away already for Christmas 2018! They are packed away so they won’t be a pain and get in the way, which is the main thing. If you have a lot of storage space wherever you live you might be in…

No spend November – Toiletries edition.

So I’m the type of person who will see the sign “buy one get one free” and end up buying 5 just so I can get 10! If you are like me you may have a cupboard full of toiletries that you haven’t used and ended up buying in the January sales. I mean I wouldn’t class myself as a hoarder but I love a good bargain and I love to save money. The only problem is that I end up having the extra stuff for months, sometimes years. Which is when I came up with no spend November. A time when I can use up everything that happens to be filling my cupboards. First of all I needed to go through my cupboards though and that as quite a task in itself. Does anyone end up filling their bags with little bottles of shampoo and shower gel when they…

Is Having a Rail Card Worth the Money?

I have a rail card and on numerous accounts I have had people ask me if they are really worth the money. There is no simple answer to this question however and it all depends on a persons circumstance. To start let me give you a little more information on what a rail card actually is and how you get your stunning hands on one. When it comes to picking a rail card you need to make sure you get the right one for you. If you pick the wrong card you might not even be able to use it and you have wasted money, not the best start on a saving money journey.  You will need to start by heading on over to the rail card website and picking the correct package for you. I have a 16-25 rail card that I got with a student bank account although…

Why I love stationary and carry a note book everywhere.

As a blogger I am always ready to write down any blog ideas that I have. I can literally get them anywhere. This particular blog post idea happened on the train when I was trying to think of blog post ideas! Funny how the world works isn’t it?! I wanted to let people know why I literally carry a pen and pad everywhere that I go. Some people think it’s a little strange and it does mean I have a small bag with me all the time but I have to say I like it. WHY? To be blunt I carry a pen and pad because I get blog posts everywhere and I need to write them down. Imagine if my phone wasn’t working and I didn’t have my iPad! The horror, so that’s the main reason I carry it around. I also need them for when I’m on a…

The one pound power bank for your phone!

Last month a couple of days before flying to Bangkok we decided to have a look around the pound shop for some last minute essentials. We needed all the basics and I wanted to see if they had any apple chargers as it’s always handy to take a spare! Well you won’t believe what I found. I am fed up of buying power banks on Amazon to lose them or have them break after a couple weeks. Well it just so turns out that the pound shop are currently selling their own, yes for £1!! I couldn’t believe it either! I had a look and they had several colour. Green, blue, black, red and orange. We got a blue and orange for our trip. I really didn’t mind if they were going to break after a few weeks like all the rest because they only cost £1! I felt like…