budget christmas 17 money saving hacks

Christmas on a Budget: 17 Essential Money Saving Hacks

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It’s no secret that Christmas is the most pricey time of year. But it’s also totally possible to do Christmas on a budget!

In this post, I want to share 17 Christmas money saving hacks to help you have festive fun on a shoestring.

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Christmas on a budget: 17 ways to save money this Christmas season!

How to do Christmas on a budget: 17 Christmas money saving tips

1. Make gift baskets

Gift baskets can make …

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35 Brilliant Things to Do on a No Spend Weekend

Have you ever had a no spend weekend?

A no spend weekend is a mini spending freeze. It’s a great little detox for your spending habits.

A no spend challenge is the PERFECT way to reset your budget and save some serious money. Looking for ideas and inspiration for your own no spend weekend (or even month?) Plenty of awesome activities to inspire you in this post!

It’s easy to do, but can have a big impact on your monthly budget.

More than that, it can force you to think creatively and try some new activities!

I know there are some real frugal heroes out there who can go a whole week, or even a year without spending.

If that sounds a bit extreme to you, no worries. Start with just one weekend. It can be surprisingly effective.

In fact, I think the occasional no spend weekend is one of the best …

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23 budget recipes you'll want to make

23 Budget Recipes You’ll Actually Want to Make

Looking for budget recipes? Learning how to cook cheaply is one of the best money saving tips.

For most of us, food is our biggest expense after housing and bills.

If you can cut down your reliance on takeaways, restaurants or expensive pre-prepared supermarket food, you can make a serious difference to your family budget.

I’ve collected 23 amazing, and CHEAP, meal ideas from my favourite recipe sites and money-saving blogs.

Most of these meals are less than £1 per person – meaning you can feed a family, or even host a dinner party, on a tight budget.

And just because they’re frugal doesn’t mean they’re boring.

If your

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tips to handle dietary requirements on a budget

6 Smart Tips to Handle Dietary Requirements on a Budget

This week’s guest post is by student journalist Katie Blackbourne. Katie follows a gluten free and vegan diet – and she’s also on a tight budget. Living with dietary requirements can be pricey, but Katie has plenty of tricks up her sleeve to help you look after your body and your bank account.

Having a specific dietary requirement can be tricky, especially when you’re still adjusting to it. As you’re finding out what you can and can’t eat, your food shop might get more expensive.

If you’ve been living with a certain diet for your whole life, you’ve probably got the money-saving tricks down. But when you’ve had to change …

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tips to save money while travelling

These 5 Tips Will Help You Save Money While Travelling

This week I have a fabulous guest post from Carla of Exciting Adventure. Carla and her boyfriend Oliver are living the dream digital nomad life – travelling full time while earning money on the road. Here she shares her best tips for saving money travelling.

A lot of people want to travel but are held back by the belief that travelling is very expensive and that it can’t be done on a budget. But that is not true! Many people travel on a budget and have as much fun or even more than people that spend thousands of dollars on a trip.

There are many ways how you can …

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