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Lockdown savings

There was a rather interesting headline on Yahoo today, and you know me, anything to save a few bob (source) Woman who saved £10,000 during first two lockdowns shares her tips for stashing the cash My five eggs worth says … Continue reading

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Council Budgets: my thoughts

Having just spoken with our completely shattered postman, I can save our council hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds in postage alone, not to mention additional costs for suitable footwear. Excluding temporary accommodation and holiday caravans, there are over 55,000 … Continue reading

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Interesting times……….

I’m having a touch of deja vu, having received a letter from my building society on Friday informing me that the pittance interest rate on my savings account is being reduced to 0.50%  as from June 1st. Hang on, we’re … Continue reading

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Interesting………… or not

In May, I wrote a post about the interest rate on my savings account being reduced by a third to 1%. There’s a little snippet in the news today about interest rates for ISA savers (link) Our government have got … Continue reading

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Closed due to lack of interest

I had a letter from my bank the other day. It was telling me that as from June 1st, the interest rate on my savings account was being reduced. It’s already a pittance, as are all savings rates now, unless … Continue reading

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Springclean your finances

This was a headline this morning and as always with these Expert Advice articles, raised a chuckle on a somewhat dreary day outside as most of it is common sense. With the start of a new financial year (Apr 6th) … Continue reading

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Waste not, want not

Our council send us a newsletter every couple of months in the mail addressed to The Occupier. Last month, there was a cute smiley face on a green wheelie bin under the headline: “Let Us Take Your Garden Waste” and … Continue reading

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Figuratively speaking

Always on the lookout for ways and means of saving money, I read with interest a headline “50 ways to save money in 2014” Being the hopeful gullible fool I obviously am, I clicked on the article, and the more … Continue reading

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I’ve started so I’ll finish…..

I’m having a sense of deja vu. If it wasn’t so expensive, it would be funny, but we started 2013 replacing 2 fence panels which had been damaged in heavy winds of around 80mph along one of our side boundaries.

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Austerity Sucks

Things are looking bleak, and it’s not just the weather. Austerity measures have gone beyond endurance for many, and I for one am anxious for our future. I have always been a good money manager. This may have come from … Continue reading

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