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Don’t Move, Improve – Enjoy An Updated Home Without Moving

There are many ways to update your home to create an entirely new atmosphere - all without spending buckets of money on moving!

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Frugal Furnishing Ideas

I recently posted about the house my husband and I recently bought. We are planning to move in in about a month, and so the time has finally come to think about furniture! We don’t have the option to furnish the entire house with expensive items (much to my displeasure!), so we have had to come up with some creative ideas. …

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What I Learnt When Buying my First Home

My husband and I got married over six months ago (I feel old every time I say this, but wow, how time flies!), and we recently decided it was time to buy our first home. We have been looking at houses for around two years, as it was important for both of us that we don’t rush into anything, and …

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How to Set up a Child’s Nursery on a Limited Budget

It’s only natural to want your child’s room to look as good as possible; but you shouldn’t forget that a nursery is only used for a relatively short space of time and you’ll soon have to evolve the room as kids grow up. You shouldn’t be tempted to spend money that you cannot afford. Remember that your child will need …

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5 Ways to Rise Above Temporary Financial Hardship

Beating Financial Hardship

Sensible financial management relies on budgeting and other proven principles to ensure your income covers household expenses. Along the way, however, unexpected or extraordinary costs can interfere with cash flow. Job loss, underemployment, costly repair bills, and other forms of hardship exact a heavy toll on family finances, but there are creative ways to overcome temporary financial setbacks. If you see a …

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5 Easy Ways To Cut Down Costs When Moving House/Apartment

Your move is going to be a big undertaking, even the smallest moves can be but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. These is no way around the fact that professional movers aren’t cheap, which is why many people choose to move themselves, unfortunately doing it on your own is not always possible. It is important for …

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DIY Toys For Your Baby!

I’ve recently started sharing with you here my experiences as a new mother, from a frugal perspective. In this post I will show you how to make beautiful DIY toys for your little ones that will (hopefully!) keep them occupied and busy. They all have an educational sensory benefit to them that will stimulate your baby’s minds. Watching your baby get excited …

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4 Frugal Tips for Keeping to your Budget when your Newborn Arrives

Expecting your first baby? Congratulations! With your new bundle of joy comes great expectations, wonderful new beginnings, and…many expenses. We all want the very best for our little one, but the global baby-appliance industry made 44.7 billion USD in 2011 (and in 2017 is expected to increase sales to 66.8 billion USD) and is filled with items you don’t really …

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5 Inexpensive Home Improvements That Can Dramatically Raise the Value of Your Home

If you’re interested in selling your home in the near future, and looking for ways to make sure you get the best possible price, then this blog post is for you! Even if selling your home is not on the cards anytime soon, but you’re interested in ‘sprucing’ things up, then read our tips below for giving your home a …

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Buying Your First Home – All the ins and outs

Taking the huge step of buying your first home can be extremely stressful – dealing with real estate agencies, organizing a mortgage, finding the perfect home, and a whole lot more. But it definitely doesn’t need to be such a headache. Buying your first home should be one of the most exciting times in your life – no more dealing …

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