Couponing: my new MoneySaving obsession
I have no shame. Ever since MSE Jenny introduced me to US show, Extreme Couponing, I’ve been hooked on saving money on groceries. In fact, couponing has rapidly become my new MoneySaving vice, replacing my addiction to selling on eBay. I find there’s something quite satisfying about the ritual of building up a stockpile of coupons and...
How we joined the Real Bread Club
"What’s fake bread?", my friend asked when I told her some of the MSE girls were holding a bread-baking banquet in honour of Real Bread Week. "Anything else," I told her – my way of saying the processed stuff most of our supermarkets churn out is fake. Real bread only needs flour, water and optional yeast and salt....
Paying upfront – what happens when an energy firm goes bust?
Two table-topping energy companies – Spark and Flow Energy – are asking customers to pay for their energy upfront. Spark, which has been in the spotlight more for its poor service than cheap prices, stipulates customers’ accounts must be in credit by at least one month’s energy bill. Flow, a new kid on the block, asks customers...
How I buy posh nosh for less
I’ve been feeding my kids salmon since they were babies. Now that bombshell’s been dropped, before you click away thinking you’ve got the wrong website, remember MoneySavingExpert.com isn’t simply about being thrifty or frugal (of course, there’s the good old Old Style MoneySaving Board for that). The site’s ethos is about cutting bills without cutting back (see...
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