Penny Choose: Cracker Drinks Co Mango & Passion Fruit

We’re having a mini heatwave here, and this is something I’ve been happily sipping my way through to keep some semblance of cool. It’s The Cracker Drinks Co’s Mango & Passion fruit all natural juice drink. Normally I tend to shy away from anything that’s labelled ‘juice drink’ as they tend to contain added sugars, […]

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How to stay sane and solvent during building work

We’re having some more building work done on our little money-sucking black hole, sorry, house. Hurrah! It’s shit, obviously. Shit, but entirely necessary. Building work and materials pricing aside, the duration and nature of the work itself leads to various budget-murdering expenses so I thought it might be timely to have a money-saving article about […]

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Penny Choose: Sainsbury’s frozen berry mix

Let’s have a little healthy Treat Under a Tenner this time around, shall we? Today’s treat is a 400g bag of Sainsbury’s frozen berry mix, also called red berry mix on their website. It’s a mixture of four ingredients: blackberries, strawberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants – plain and simple, and they’ll keep happily for ages in […]

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Cyber Clean cleaning compound review

I don’t write about cleaning products very often, but maybe I should do so more frequently – especially if they’re low in price and/or help things to last longer. It’s no secret that I’m saving up for a new laptop. The one I’m currently using has been a faithful companion for a good long while, […]

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Penny Choose: Sainsbury’s striped Strada mug

This week’s little treat under a tenner is both good-looking and useful, which is a bonus. This mug is for very serious tea or coffee drinking, seeing as it holds nearly a pint of your favourite beverage. Yup, it’s a bruiser, made of earthenware and decorated with a cheery red stripe pattern for a little […]

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How are you paying for your holiday this year?

A recent survey of consumer spending habits*, carried out on behalf of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), has highlighted some interesting attitudes and behaviours of holidaymakers from the UK. Saving up for a holiday It turns out that we are a nation of savers after all, with 65% of those surveyed saying that they […]

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Treat Time: The interview with Dr Richard MacKinnon

It’s treat time again, and once more we’re spoiling you with some new inspiration. We’re also linking up with Work from Home Wisdom who have a fresh feature on their site for your reading pleasure. Today we’re delighted to welcome the lovely Mr WorkLifePsych himself for some treat-based workplace motivation, stress reduction and general happiness. […]

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Penny Choose: Wilko Tangy Rhubarb shower cream

Here’s another little Treat Under a Tenner for you – and this time around it’s something for a refreshing summer shower from Wilko that punches well above the weight of its price tag. Today’s treat is the Tangy Rhubarb shower cream from Wilko, and it only costs £1 for a 250ml tube. You can find […]

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Tenner Week: Day 6: Community day

It’s the penultimate day of this latest Tenner Week, and today is Community Day. All you have to do today is find one thing to do locally where you’re making a contribution of some sort to your community, either by giving something back, by joining in, or by paying something forward. You don’t have to […]

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