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Clutter free Christmas gift ideas

Is it possible to have a clutter free christmas? Minimalism and decluttering seem to be a hot topic on social media and a lot of the debt free community on Instagram -myself included – are big fans of decluttering. Whether it’s for reselling for cash on eBay, to get rid

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5 ways to make birthdays more affordable

Ways to save money on birthdays are often forgotten about until it is too late and you suddenly realise that the big day is only one paycheck away – by which time it is too late to create a budget. Whereas Christmas is one area that gets a lot of

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31 Awesome UK Money Saving Christmas Hacks

It may be October, but I’ve been chatting to other bloggers about their best UK money saving Christmas hacks in order to get prepared for the big day. After all, is it ever too early to save money for Christmas? Even though I am the type of person who despairs

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Festive Giveaway: Win a £185 Lush Hamper!

I am really excited to be posting about our second giveaway of the month and this time you could be in with the chance of winning an amazing Lush hamper worth an incredible £185! Lush is a firm favourite of mine in terms of beauty products, and the bath bombs

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October Giveaway: Win A Cadbury Chocolate & Wine hamper

It’s time for another monthly giveaway here at Skinny Spending and this month you could be in with a chance of winning a fabulous chocolate and wine hamper from Cadbury worth £50. This would make a great Christmas gift for someone – or it could even be split into multiple

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September Giveaway: Win An M&S £50 HALLOWEEN Hamper

It’s time for another fabulous giveaway and this time we are looking at all things spooky as by the time this giveaway closes, Halloween is just around the corner! It seems hard to believe that the nights will soon be drawing in and the evening getting cosier, but what better

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Could you save money with HSBC Select and cover?

This is an advert in collaboration with HSBC. These days, there are so many different products and services that require insurance that the costs can easily mount up. Breakdown cover, home emergency cover and phone insurance are just some of the expenses you could be paying out for each month.

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August Giveaway: Win a £50 Amazon Gift Card

It’s time for another fantastic giveaway and this month you can be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon Gift Card! August is in full swing, but by the time this giveaway closes it will be almost September, and our thoughts turn to Autumn as the kids go

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