The benefits of switching bank accounts

The benefits of switching bank accounts

Many British people say they’re unhappy with their banks or building societies, yet in spite of this we still have a very strong tendency to stick with what we know. A huge proportion of Brits keep the same current account for decades, even when the terms and conditions are unfavourable, interest rates are low, there’s […]

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reasons why you cant stick to your budget Penny Golightly

Six reasons why you can’t stick to your budget

There’s no denying that creating a budget can be the deciding factor in successfully getting out of debt, or building up impressive savings. However, many of us struggle to stick to our budgets, for a variety of reasons. Fear not. Whatever the problem, there’s usually something that can be done to help. 1. Your budget […]

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empty store cupboard challenge week 1 Penny golightly

Empty the Store Cupboard Challenge: Week 1

If you missed it last week, I’ve just started doing an ‘Empty the Store Cupboard’ challenge. The idea is to use up some older store cupboard staple foods before they go past their best. I’ve challenged myself to do three things, and you’re welcome to join in with me by doing the same: Make a […]

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The empty the store cupboard challenge

Time for a completely new challenge, and this time it’s designed to work on a weak spot that many thrifty people suffer from. I’m calling it the ’empty the store cupboard’ challenge. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t have a well stocked store cupboard. It makes home cooking a lot easier, and bulk buys can […]

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