Has there ever been a time in your life when you thought you could use the advice of a solicitor, but were put off due to the expensive legal fees? Perhaps you had a dispute with a neighbour or you felt that you were being discriminated at work? If you are anything like me, you probably did the mental maths to try to work out if the high cost of professional advice was worth it. To make matters worse, few of us actually know what getting help from a lawyer actually costs. I’ll give you a hint: it’s a… View Post

I like luxury beauty products as much as the next girl. I blame it on years of charity staff sales at The Telegraph. When the magazine staff would gather up all their leftover samples, dump them out on a table and let us snatch up brands such as Chanel, Givenchy and MAC for just £1 a product. You can imagine the horror I felt when one night I left my gym kit – and cosmetic bag! – on the train. How could I ever justify replacing the gems I had acquired over those years? The make up alone would have cost hundreds to buy at full… View Post

  On the school run this week, I noticed a mobile fishmonger outside the house of one of my daughter’s classmates and made a mental note to check out the service for myself. But later that evening I get a message from a local friend which said that there had been a couple of men in white butcher coats going door to door trying to sell “fresh fish” in an unrefrigerated van. But it turns out, they didn’t have price lists. In fact, they didn’t have any fish either. Yikes. After a little digging online, I discovered that, according to… View Post

    It’s a fact – people who set savings goals save faster than those who don’t. What’s more, figures from NS&I show that people who have a have a financial focus save up to £550 a year more than people who don’t. If you have been meaning to save more, but just can’t seem to find the cash, here are five ways to set a financial goal and ensure that you achieve it.   1 PLAN, PLAN, PLAN Just like you wouldn’t go on a road trip without planning your journey, you need be focused when it comes to savings. If you have more than… View Post

  Since the start of 2018, I have been writing the Bargain Hunter page in The Metro newspaper. Each week I pull together ten handy money-saving hacks – and it has proven so popular, I thought I would share some of my favourites. Do you have any clever ways to cut costs? 1 Ex-display footwear for a fraction of the cost Fancy a new pair of red Hunter wellies for £52 instead of £95? Or what about a pair of women’s Adidas Stan Smith’s for £33 rather than £74.99? High street chains Office and Schuh each have a website –… View Post

    It seems everyone is at it these days. I’m doing it at least once – sometimes twice – a week, several of my friends claim that it has “changed their lives”; even my husband thinks it’s the best thing since the sliced bread. But it’s not the latest health craze that we are all obsessed with, oh no. It just seems that we’ve all caught a case of discount-shop-itis. What’s more, it isn’t just one shop that has everyone in a tizzy, but rather a handful of retailers right on your very own high street. For some, it’s… View Post