I'm taking part in the five fabulously frugal things challenge to blog about five ways I've saved money each week!

Five Fabulously Frugal Things I’ve Done This Week

This week I’m taking part in the Five Fabulously Frugal Things I’ve Done This Week linky. This is an idea started by Emma from Mum’s Savvy Savings, Cass from The Diary of a Frugal Family and Becky from Family Budgeting to share ways that they and other bloggers are saving money each week.

I’m not the most frugal person in the world, but I do love a bargain and I hate paying for things I don’t have to! I thought this linky sounds like a great idea to motivate everyone to look for ways to save money throughout the week. If you want to find out how to get …

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Citizenme App Review - make money from surveys on your phone

Citizenme App Review: Instant Cash for Mini Surveys

I’m always looking for ways to make money on my phone.

Recently I’ve had some success with OnePulse and Spare5.

Now, I’ve found a brand new app to share with you!

It’s called Citizenme and it pays you instantly to complete short surveys on your phone.

What is Citzenme?

Citizenme works on the idea that you should be rewarded for sharing your data. We put so much personal data out there every day on Facebook, Twitter and other networks, which those companies profit from by selling to advertisers. The idea behind the app is that we can choose to sell our data directly to businesses who want it.

Sounds …

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December Extra Income Report

Hello and welcome to my third extra income report! (You can see last month’s here.)

They say money is the last taboo. So why am I publishing my earnings?

Well, the Boost My Budget project has two purposes:

  1. To help me earn more money
  2. To help you earn more money!

By sharing honestly exactly how much I managed to make each month and where it came from, I hope my income reports will be a genuinely useful resource for anyone else looking to make a bit of extra cash.

Also, sharing my income will help me hold myself accountable and will hopefully motivate me to increase that …

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what I've learned in my first three months of side hustling!

What I’ve Learned in My First Three Months of Side Hustling

I started side hustling three months ago. Before then, I had never really considered making money online and had no idea what opportunities were out there.

Well, I managed to generate almost £500 in my very first month, and I can’t believe I didn’t get on this sooner!

These three months have really gone quickly, but I’ve learned a lot already.

Here are some of the things I’ve learned since I started my money making project:

Time management is essential

Side hustling alongside a full time job is not easy. It takes time and discipline. Time management is never something I’ve been great at, but seeing the money add …

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Review of Robert Kiyosaki's personal finance bestseller, Rich Dad Poor Dad

Book Review: Rich Dad Poor Dad

As part of the Boost My Budget project I’m challenging myself to read one money-related book every month! See previous reviews here

 This month’s review is  by Robert T. Kiyosaki.

I was excited to read this book!

According to the cover, it’s ‘the #1 personal finance book of all time’. I’ve seen it recommended over and over again on personal finance blogs and reading lists.

So did I love it?


Some parts are definitely very motivating. Kiyosaki is a smooth talker, and I can see why the book is a best seller.

As he reminds us constantly, he is first and foremost a salesman, after all.

Despite this …

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