Make Money Challenge: Week 4

Hi again – want to make some extra cash? My Make Money Challenge is now in Week Four, and I’m making some more progress toward my goal of funding a new laptop. The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that there was no article for week three. That’s just because I was a bit busy […]

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Jump Start: Tenner Week: Day 5 Freebie Friday

Day 5 of Tenner Week is upon us, and in grand thrifty tradition it’s Freebie Friday. Let’s find ourselves some fabulous freebies! Soooo, where can you find a freebie today? There are plenty of options: Local papers and free papers such as Metro Free samples from food markets and delis Giveaways at major train stations […]

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Jump Start: Tenner Week: Day 4 Use It Up

Day 4 of this latest Tenner Week has arrived, and by lunchtime we’ll be half way through. Are you half way through your £10 yet? Today’s activity is to find something excellent that you might have forgotten about, and to use it. Ideally, pick something that’s a bit of a treat. For example: Secret stash […]

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Jump Start: Tenner Week: Day 2 No Spend Day

Welcome to Day 2 of our latest Tenner Week. How’s your budget looking today? Today, we’re going to try to have a no-spend day, if possible. That means making your own breakfast, bringing snacks and packed lunch to work, and so on. As it’s only Tuesday, you should have a few things in the fridge […]

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Jump Start: Tenner Week: Day 1 Menu Monday

Hello and welcome to the first day of a new Tenner Week. Let’s do some budgeting….starting with making a meal planner for the rest of the week. Today’s activity is to start off with a really good look around the fridge, freezer, cupboards, allotment etc and work out what you have left to eat and […]

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Jump Start: Self Care September: Day 21

We’ve made it through to the last day of Relax and Sleep Better week, and today we’re tackling those worries that keep us awake at night. If you can’t sleep because of stress and worry then try a few of the more ‘mechanical’ tips from earlier in the week (less caffeine, etc), but you might […]

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Jump Start: Self Care September: Day 20

It’s the 20th day of the whole Jump Start, and Day 6 of our Relax and Sleep Better Week. Today, like the man said, we’re looking at how some people might need some tension to relax. In particular, let’s look at Progressive Muscle Relaxation. No chanting, no hippy stuff, you can systematically just tense and […]

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