I’m paying in sterling, so what’s wrong with my cash?
Have you ever had your sterling banknotes turned away in the UK? I have, so has my wife and her family, and this has been going on for as long as I can remember. I know I’m not alone. Picture the scene. I go into a food store, somewhere in England. I select my groceries and go...
Is it what you save, or what you spend that counts?
It’s been a busy week or two, but my wife and I sat down last night and acknowledged we’d made some great savings. It started when one of our boys somehow damaged our reliable, but ancient, TV – which meant a call was necessary to our contents insurer, M&S. The process was smooth and the gentleman ever...
Who’s Sarah? The scammers pretending to be from MSE
My mum’s always been a tough cookie, willing to fight for her rights and smart enough to know when someone’s pulling a fast one. So when she messaged me to say she’d had a good old chat with my colleague "Sarah" from MSE, I literally ran out of the office to call her and find out the...
10 top tips for a successful car boot sale
Doing a car boot sale is a great way to clear out your cupboard, de-clutter your home and raise a bit of extra cash (for more clutter, in my case). They require a bit of time and effort, and you’ll probably not make as much money as you would using eBay (my other favourite way to make...
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