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A thrifty lifestyle #thrifty

Thrifty people are thrifty out of habit and always look for value for money. This doesn’t always mean buying something because it’s cheap, it means always looking to value. The old saying ‘look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves’, means all those pennies you save add up. (more…)


Thrifty Christmas #thrifty

THRIFTY CHRISTMAS

It’s Christmas Eve and all my Christmas shopping is done! This is a good time to think about those New Year resolutions and if affording Christmas has been a struggle then you need to make some thrifty and frugal resolutions. (more…)


Value for money #thrifty

Being thrifty isn’t about buying cheap stuff, it’s about getting value for money. Expensive designer clothing is made in the same low-wage countries as the budget clothing. Food might be marked as value, but it might a little less perfect than the more expensive line. You have to use your own judgement when shopping around. (more…)


Summer bargains #thrifty

I had another good weekend, going to  events. I went to a community project and photographed a model railway, then on to West Bromwich Manor House on Saturday. Then on  Saturday night I went to a Big up the Black Country Event and photographed some local performers. (more…)


Free summer events

free summer events

Here in the Black Country there are lots of free summer events, because it’s the Black Country Festival for the whole month. It was Wednesbury Carnival last weekend and I took lots of photos, capturing the memories. (more…)


Free events #thrifty

free events

This week, I’ve done a price comparison between Aldi and my local convenience store. It’s unsurprising that Aldi was cheaper, using the local store would add around 20% to my shopping bill. For people without transport this could be a problem. (more…)


Money | How to double your standard of living

Our standard of living is usually determined by how much stuff we can buy. Many of the things are essentials like water, food, a place to live and clothing. I suppose many people would regard other things like telecommunication and transport as essential too. It’s the things that we buy with the money left over after we’re bought the essentials, that we seem to enjoy the most.

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Keeping tabs on your money

 

Thrifty Thursday

I read this week that people forget where they spent their money. You look in your wallet or purse and suddenly it’s all gone and payday is still some way off. Many people can’t last until payday and even then, if disaster strikes they can’t last long without money

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Thrifty Thursday | seeking out the bargains

This weeks super-six at Aldi are Kiwis (6), peaches (4/5), Galia melon, Romaine lettuce (2), tomatoes (6) and new potatoes (750g). They are all 69p each. The peaches from Aldi are delicious. I had 400g of grapes last week, that’s smaller pack but cheaper! Lots of packs are getting smaller these days…

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Thrifty Thursday bargain hunt

The Aldi super-six this week are grapes (snack pack 150g), garlic (4), iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes (250g), cucumber and Jersey Royal potatoes (450g). They are all 49p each and the offer lasts until the 3rd of July.

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Normal April showers?

Woden Road South (2)

I took this photo a year ago. I look at the sky a lot now in an attempt to predict the weather. The sky looked a paler blue last year, today it’s been a deep blue with white clouds and April showers. We had a very wet summer last year, are we back to normal now?

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Ding dong it’s Saturday

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I get more local readers at weekends because my blog posts are featured on ‘the yamyam’.  There appears to be more and more local bloggers now and they are writing good posts. Anyway, in case any local reader is wondering, today’s picture is of King’s Hill Park, just outside Darlaston.

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Thrifty Thursday scrimping

The Aldi super-six this week are braeburn apples (6), mango, kiwis (8), plums (400g), pineapple and oranges (6). They are all 69p each.That’s the same as last week. On offer today are vegetable plug packs for 1.99. Its worth considering growing some veggies in the garden this year. Salad things like lettuces, spring onions, radishes and tomatoes are reasonably easy to grow.

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Thrifty ideas for Valentines Day

The super-six at Aldi this week are; savoy cabbage, mild onions (3), beetroot (500g), lemons (3), carrots (1Kg) and broccoli (350g). They are all 39p each. That’s the same as last week. I had the broccoli last week; packed with vitamin C. I like the turkey mince and that was reduced from £1.75 to £1.25, so I have a few packs of that in my freezer now.  That’s quite versatile, you can make cottage pies with it or even do stir fry.

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Thrifty Thursday ideas

The super-six at Aldi this week are; parsnips (500g), avocado, new potatoes (750g), button mushrooms (150g), red onions (1kg) and butternut squash. They are all 49p each. It’s cold here and it’s a good idea to cook a home made soup or stew to keep out the cold. We need a little more fat in our diets, this weather.

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No they are not TalkTalk.

I had an email the other day, with the above TalkTalk logo at the top and asking me to log in and update my credit/debit card password. It was an obvious scam, but because I use TalkTalk, it got my attention. When you look at the webpage, you are actually downloading it and the picture; but that picture isn’t on my server. I’ve linked to the same server as the scammers did. It’s that easy to do a scam email. I have also had the usual scam emails trying to get my bank details this week.

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Thrifty | After the budget

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Budget

We had the budget speech yesterday in the UK. There wasn’t much to get excited about; I was more interested in what he left out, than what he actually said. We still have to be thrifty and watch out for the bargains. I read that some people buy the essentials  like food and invest any money left over and some people invest their money and if there is any left over; buy food! That’s a bit extreme, but I am still watching out for more shares to buy. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday | Changing times

Aldi

 

Aldi

I went to Aldi again this week in search of  few bargains! They sell Bank’s beer in my local Aldi which is a popular beer around this neck of the woods. I see the guys buy a few bottles which is very different from years ago when they would go to the pub for a few pints. Pubs keep closing down or going up market and serving meals. Some are showing sport as people go to sporting events less and prefer to watch them on TV. Men certainly seem to spend more time at home rather than in the pub.

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Finance Friday | Budgeting

Money - Seeing the future

Budget 2012

I learned this morning how many people read my blog and in which countries; I was surprised to learn in how many different countries. I have to be honest there were a few, that were unfamiliar! In the UK, later this month, the Chancellor of the Exchequer will present his budget for the coming year. We too have to budget and be careful with our money wherever we live in the world. This is a matter of understanding money and setting priorities; essentials are more important that luxuries and then keeping proper accounts.

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Thrifty | Comparing Prices

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Aldi

I went to Aldi in search of bargains again this week. I usually go there first but went on the way home forgetting they closed early. You really need plenty of time to search for bargains and 10 minutes wasn’t enough. I still got chicken and eggs at a better price than the larger supermarkets.

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