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Tuesday 15th October 2019

Tag: love

Married Tax Break

Do married people get tax breaks?

‘Two can live as cheaply as one,’ or so I’ve heard it said, time and time again over the years. The truth, however, is a little bit more nuanced. When I first moved in with my boyfriend of five-and-a-bit years, we found that there were a few more complications to this assumption than we had…

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Wedding

How to get married-stress free and on a budget

Weddings don’t have to cost the earth or take over your entire life. If you and your partner can think outside the box and get creative, you’ll reap the rewards. I’m getting married. Sound the klaxons! No, seriously, it’s kind of a big deal because when I was 10 I signed a contract to state…

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Budgeting

Budgeting: this is how we do it

We’ve always been pretty good with money. This is less down to good organisation and more down to being responsible, and the fact that my husband hates getting his wallet out. For as long as I can remember, we’ve been saving towards some sort of big goal – whether that’s buying a house, getting married…

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Dating relationships money

Baby I got your money: how much should couples share?

‘Not tonight, love. I’m tired.’ That was me last week, talking to my marginally better half, Ed. We weren’t talking about youknowwhat though. We were talking about our household budget. Sexy. Sometime ago, Ed helped me manage my finances to bring me out of a £2,000 overdraft. It worked out well for him too because…

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Wedding Cake

Wedding cakes: slice the price

I mentioned recently that the cost of a good old wedding in the UK averaged out at just over £20k back in 2016 which, when you think about it, is an absolutely crazy price to pay for what is, at most, a weekend of celebrations. Back when we were shopping around for cakes, I contacted…

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Wedding Flowers

Wedding budget wonders: cutting the cost of your centrepieces

Like with literally everything else, as soon as you put the word ‘wedding’ with ‘flowers’, all of a sudden you’re forking out hundreds (if not thousands) of pounds for centrepieces that you’re going to use for one day. Flowers are something I enjoy having in the house, but they’re not something that I’m all that…

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Wedding

Tips on planning a beautifully budget wedding

With the average UK wedding coming in at just over £20k in 2016, it’s easy to wonder if getting married is worth all the money. I’m here to share my money saving tips for wedding planning, as I worked hard to almost half that figure without loosing all the frills! Plan that budget The first…

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Dating relationships money

Date in a dash: a pub quiz with romance?

Dating can be an expensive business; from paying, to apps, to nights out. So, I have taken up the gauntlet to explore different ways of dating and their value for money. In the name of research, I signed up (with a friend), to do my first speed dating pub quiz this month. I’ve done speed…

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Wedding Dress

My search for a perfectly budget wedding dress

Getting married can be daunting enough without all the expenses looming over your head. When I decided that I wanted a fairly low key, low cost wedding, one of the questions that flooded my mind was ‘what about the dress?’. There wasn’t any way that I felt I could justify a £500+ dress – one that…

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Ethical Shopping

The ease of ethical shopping

Whilst the exploitation of workers is sadly nothing new, dangerous factory conditions, anti-environmental policies, and even companies supporting apartheid are frequently ‘outed’ on the news channels and on social media. I’m a bit of a reactive conscious consumer; as soon as I hear that a supplier of clothes/food/technology is using slave labour, not paying tax,…

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