Penny Choose: Neutrogena lipcare SPF20 lip balm

This is a review of Neutrogena Norwegian Formula lipcare SPF 20 lip balm, and it’s our affordable Treat of the Week. It can be harder than you might think to find a lip balm that really works, especially if you’re looking for sun protection, and this is pretty well formulated. Yes, you can get products […]

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What bloggers really think about commercial infographics

  The next time any random financial company asks me to share their ‘fabulous’ infographic and assumes that all bloggers were born yesterday, they’ll be getting a copy of this by return email. I say ‘the next time’ but this is happening pretty much on a daily basis now, so I guess it will be […]

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Friday Fix: Bright organising ideas

It’s the long bank holiday weekend, and it’s a traditional time to get stuck into a few DIY and home makeover projects. This week the friday fix has a few cheep (sorry) and cheerful bright ideas to help you get organised. Because being organised doesn’t have to be bland and boring – and because adding […]

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Saving up and finding out about ISA changes

It’s April, and that makes it the start of the tax year in the UK. Along with that, it’s new ISA season and this year the government has announced various changes to the system. Time for a little financial spring clean. It’s a time of year when I try to be on top of my […]

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Review: The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman

Quick wellbeing book review for you today, which is The Antidote: Happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking by Oliver Burkeman. Let’s get this out of the way first, Oliver Burkeman is not anti happiness, nor is he against having a generally positive and curious outlook on life, or planning and goal setting. It’s […]

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Penny Choose: Ryman soft cover notebooks

Time for more Treats Under a Tenner, and today we are venturing into the aesthetically pleasing world of stationery porn. If you drool over Moleskine and designer notebooks but find yourself balking at the price tag then today’s affordable treat is especially for you. I get through an awful lot of notebooks and sketch books, […]

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Wardrobe that Works: Think OUTFIT

We already know how easy it is to buy too many of the wrong kinds of clothes (and there’s a neat trick for avoiding that), but every now and again it’s possible to buy too few of the right ones. Do you have any amazing clothes or accessories that you absolutely love, that you should […]

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Friday Fix: Crazy for daisy prints

Daisy prints are fresh and fun for the summer, and here are a few low-priced and sale items that I have on my wish list right now. From left to right: 1. New Look teens red daisy print canvas shoes, £9.99. Grown ups can wear them too, bonus. 2. Black and white daisy shopper from […]

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6 more cheap ingredients to brighten up everyday meals

Last year we did an article about how carefully spending a pound or two here and there can make everyday meals much more flavourful and interesting. It proved very popular, and it soon became clear that the list could have been longer, so here are six new suggestions for more store cupboard ingredients to brighten […]

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The art of keeping busy when you’re broke

When you’re very low on funds, the temptation is to stay at home every night and watch TV from the moment you get in until you go to bed. It isn’t going to do you too many favours though. While there’s nothing wrong with picking a few choice shows or getting stuck into your favourite […]

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Christmas in April

Yes, really. Why? Because when the festive season rolls around, many of us end up treating it like it’s some kind of financial emergency. Of course it isn’t – we know the date already and it’s absolutely no surprise – so let’s not get caught out for Christmas 2014. April is a good time to […]

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