I heard on the news today that the cost of living in the uk has risen by 2.3% in the past year. Food itself has gone up by 1%. This is ok if your salary keeps up with it, but I have had a paltry 1% increase this year. Heaven knows how larger families manage.
So, what can you do? How about a side hustle? There are some ideas for making extra money here.
You can save money on your grocery bill with a bit of careful planning and savvy shopping.
Then we have your energy bills. Some ideas that I have tried can be found here. You can also haggle down the cost of your utilities.
Running a car can be a huge expense but it is possible to be frugal here too. This is how I save money on motoring.
Do you spend too much on clothes? You can slash costs if you embrace the idea of buying second hand. I am a happy second-hand Rose.
Days out also don’t have to cost the earth. My tips are here.
This is just a quick compilation of ideas. I hope they help! And don’t forget to check out my frugal recipes.
Back tomorrow hopefully if I have time between work and hospital visits!