Focusing on the Moments that Matter | AD

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Do you have a dream? When I was younger my dream was always to own my own home, have a family and go on holiday once a year. Now, I feel so lucky to be living that dream. But, we still have goals.

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8 ways to find a working promo code in a minute (or less!) | AD

8 ways to find a working promo code in a minute (or less!)

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Finding a working promo code can be a real headache. The key word in that sentence is “working.” There are dozens of discount websites on the Internet that seem to specialise in user frustration; just try to use one of their promo codes and see what happens. Usually, the shopper will fill up their online cart with goodies, search and snag a promo code, apply it, and have it fail. The failure could be related to an expiration date or some sort of fine print that disqualified the discount. It can be really exacerbating when the shopper is trying to complete a task and move on to the next one.

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How to be a Savvy Shopper This Black Friday | AD

How to be a Savvy Shopper This Black Friday

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Everyone who has read this blog for a long time will know how much I love a bargain. We had a long journey getting out of debt and now I am always looking to save money where I can and make the most of offers throughout the year. Because of this Black Friday will always be a highlight of my calendar.

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How I Earned £2k in Quidco Cashback

How I Earned £2k in Quidco Cashback

Three years ago I wrote about Quidco. Back then we were still in a Quidco bubble, getting money drip fed into our account each month and my husband and I really thought it was money for nothing. Since then, nothing has changed except now Quidco lets you cash out the money as and when you like, making it easy to use it as a savings pot, withdrawing funds when you need them.

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Bargain Buys for Busy Mums | AD

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Regular readers all know how much I love a bargain and love to save money on anything we buy. Over the years I have found many websites to help with my bargain hunting and my latest find is Bargain Buys For Busy Mums. This is so much more than a website – it’s a whole community and a Facebook group too.

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How to secure your family’s long-term finances | AD

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In these uncertain times in which we live, there can be few greater concerns as a parent than securing the long-term financial future of your family. Things like owning a house, being debt free and living off a decent pension are things that previous generations almost took for granted. But today these things are hardly a guarantee, and who knows how the dynamics will shape up by the time our children are all grown up.

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Tips for Saving for a Wedding | AD

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Our wedding was by far the single most expensive purchase of our lives aside from our house. When we got engaged Dave and I were in quite a lot of debt and I was determined that I would have the wedding I had always dreamed of but would not get into a penny of debt over it. Somehow we managed to pay for a £12k wedding through our 15 month engagement with no help from family – although Dave’s parents did pay for our amazing honeymoon!

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Energy Saving Ideas for Families | AD

Energy Saving Ideas for Families

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The increase in energy prices over the last couple of years have left many families struggling to come to terms with their ballooning gas and electricity costs. If you have young children it’s very important that you home is kept warm and inviting for them at all times, and this costs money. If you’re interested in saving money on your energy bills, it’s important to put strategies into place to ensure that your home retains heat and that appliances are not left running unnecessarily.

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