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Top ten ways to make summer cash quick

Reading Time: 16 mins Fancy making extra cash this summer? Here are a host of great ideas for seasonal work that you can fit around your current lifestyle. We’ve covered everything from working at events (get free tickets to sport and music festivals as well as lining your pocket) right through to looking after someone else’s house whilst they’re … read more

Make money becoming a professional eater

Reading Time: 4 mins Competitive eating might sound like the opportunity to eat a lot of food and get paid, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. It is in fact a sport, and some contests attract serious competitors. If you fancy yourself with an appetite for competitive eating, here’s our guide to making money as a player. … read more

How to haggle on the high street and online

Reading Time: 8 mins You can find out how to haggle on the high street and how to haggle online quite easily. It doesn’t take a lot – just a bit of knowledge and some practice. It takes a bit of front but anyone can do it if they know how. Here’s our guide to haggling like pros!   … read more

13 ways to make and save money from your garden

Reading Time: 12 mins No matter how small your garden may be, you can earn a sweet mint this summer with some of our clever outdoor money-making ideas. From using the soil for growing saleable produce to renting your garden for private functions, there are loads of ways to earn pretty pounds from those lovely petals. Here are a … read more

Foraging = Free food!

Reading Time: 4 mins Go foraging as soon as the leaves and berries are out because it’s all FREE FOOD! Here are some tips for getting free food for yourself, your family and your neighbours. Share and you can all have delicious free food on the table. How to find free food in your neighbourhood Nettle soup Blackberry crumble … read more

Helsinki Finland, Summertime Fun in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Reading Time: 9 mins While Helsinki may be one of the coldest destinations in the world in winter, summertime with its long days of sunshine,  brings out the crowds to this Finnish city located on the shores of the Baltic Sea. With 150 miles of coastline, more than 300 islands, trendy shops and restaurants, as well as loads of … read more

Cheap and yummy recipes – ingredients from the garden

Reading Time: 7 mins Why spend money when you can source delicious ingredients from your garden or the nearby countryside – check out Sarah Locketts recipes from the garden.   A windfall of apples What do you do when you suddenly come into lots of…apples? Bake Apple Tart of course! 1kg store-bought shortcrust pastry costs £2.48 in Tesco/Waitrose. If … read more

10 of the healthiest meals you can make cheaply

Reading Time: 13 mins Healthy AND cheap? Of course! The healthiest meals aren’t all about expensive, niche ingredients such as goji berries and chia seeds. In these recipes, vegetables are going to be your friend

How to buy a bicycle for the best price

Reading Time: 7 mins What’s not to love about cycling? It’s good for the environment, your wallet and, of course, your health. But before you rush out and spend hundreds on a state-of-the-art bike, or even just a cheap second-hand one, here are a few things you should consider. What to look for Where to buy Optional extras Government … read more

16 Ways to Find Cheap Designer Clothes

Reading Time: 9 mins Ever commented on a beautiful outfit to be told it came from a supermarket, discount store or charity shop? Did it make you wonder if you know the best places to shop for cheap designer clothes? We’ve put together this essential guide to saving money on your wardrobe – without compromising on style. There’s a whole … read more

10 ways to eat for free – recipes for food from the hedgerows

Reading Time: 9 mins Even in the city there’s loads of free food growing: nettles, dandelion leaves (and flowers), blackberries, linden leaves etc. Get foraging. Here are my top ten free food recipes.

How decluttering enables families to stay together – really

Reading Time: 3 mins Clearing clutter might sound like something that’s just a ‘nice have’ and not exactly something that is a matter of life or death. Well, you’d be surprised. For a start, decluttering has been proven to help people lose weight and get healthy as you can see here. But I also know from my work with … read more

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