Today I am going to be sharing a very personal story with you, surrounding food banks. This all came about from Think Money getting in touch and asking me if I would like to write a post about how much £30 can buy you to donate to a food bank, to tie in with their article about rising food poverty in the UK. They kindly supplied the £30 used to purchase the items and left me to do. My food bank ... Read More about The £30 food bank haul
Getting married has brought a whole host of changes to our lives, including how we manage our money. Last year I told you how we manage our money, and whilst there are a few tweaks, the fundamental bits stay the same. Money is a topic that many couple's struggle with. I remember a married, pregnant friend being upset because she needed to ask her husband for money for something, and I remember ... Read More about Managing our money after marriage
When pricing wedding flowers, I was really shocked at the hundreds of pounds that they would cost. We agreed on a friend doing them, but when we found that we couldn't get what we wanted for under £200, I decided that I would attempt to make the bouquets myself. If it all went horribly wrong then we could fall back on getting a florist involved. I was surprised not only how easy they were to ... Read More about DIY wedding bouquets for under £25
This month I have set myself a smaller goal of earning £1,000. Two weeks in and I have hit my goal - and I couldn't be happier. Last week I told you how I had made £527.26 and this week I am proud to report that my total is now £1,006.69/£1,000 This week's earnings: WhatUsersDo paid early for website testing I completed last month. My Prolific Academic earnings reached over £20, so I ... Read More about August 2015 Challenge – Week 2 results
Did you know that some of your empty beauty products could be worth freebies or cash? With environmental issues on many company's radars, they are offering incentives to people returning their empty beauty products or you could make some serious cash by selling your empty packaging on eBay! MAC - free lipstick worth £15.50 If you use MAC makeup then did you know that you can recycle 6 empty ... Read More about What are your empty beauty products worth?
Matched betting isn't a new phenomenon, it has been around for years now. I started matched betting one month ago now, and I have made a profit of £1,430. I decided to take the plunge and sign up for Profit Accumulator - they offer your first two offers for free as a trial and if you like it you can upgrade to monthly membership (currently £22.99 per month) or take out annual membership for ... Read More about My Matched Betting Journey – One month in
Wedding photography is a massive expense on your wedding day, but we managed to get our wedding photography for free. That's right, free! As most of you will know, I love entering competitions online. When we came back from Florida after Tony proposed, there was a letter on the doormat telling us that we had won a wedding photography package from Sparkes Photography. I had intended on any wedding ... Read More about Sparkes Photography Review
As you may have seen, July was a brilliant money making month for me, making over £2,000 extra. Remember, this is all money in addition to my full time job - no wages or overtime is counted, just extra money made online. I set a goal of £1,000 in August, mainly because I am spending more time matched betting (and my matched betting earnings don't count towards this challenge) and because I ... Read More about August 2015 Challenge – Week 1 results