How to buy the right TV on a budget

It’s that time of year when many of us are starting to look at buying a new TV ahead of the festive season. Whether it’s intended for Christmas telly viewing or being given as a gift, here’s how to get the best value for money – whatever your budget. You can find cheap TVs everywhere, […]

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Jump Start: Tenner Week: Day 6 Skint Socialites

We made it to the weekend, hurrah! Do you have any cash left in the kitty? Doesn’t matter if you’re flat broke by today – we’re looking for free or very cheap ways to be sociable. Having a social life when you’re completely skint might feel completely impossible, or highly daunting. However, your real friends […]

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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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