Today is Equal Pay Day – but don’t get too excited, it’s nothing to celebrate. Thanks to the gender pay gap, women still earn almost a fifth – 17.3 per cent to be precise – less than men. In other words, from today (November 14), up until the end of the year, us women are effectively working for free when compared like-for-like to men’s salaries. It’s enough to make my… View Post

  It’s impossible to be on Instagram and miss the nation’s obsession with cleaning. Mrs Hinch, hairdresser who dispenses cleaning advice to 2.4m Instagram followers, has been credited with newfound popularity of products such as Zoflora, Elbow Grease degreaser, Astonish glass cleaner, Cif and her beloved Minky sponges – all of which she stocks her “Narnia” cleaning cupboard. Sophie Hinchcliffe’s fans are so loyal, that the “Hinch effect” means that… View Post

  Did you know that more than three quarters of what is on eBay is actually brand new and not sold in an auction? I certainly didn’t. Well, not until the team at eBay got in touch after reading my latest Bargain Hunter column in The Metro. While I have written about eBay outlets in the past when I worked at The Telegraph, but it seems that in the last… View Post

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Thank goodness it’s Friday. It’s hard to believe that another week is almost over – it’s time to share five fabulously frugal things that I did this week to save money. 1 MADE DO AND MENDED – EVERYTHING I COULD FIND We all have a fraying mobile phone charger or a suitcase with a broken zipper at home which is destined for the bin. But… View Post

Good deals come to those who wait, or so that saying goes. Throughout the year, retailers adjust their prices as demand for different items fluctuates, that’s why planning when shopping is crucial when looking for a bargain. Here is my guide to the best time of year to make your purchase.   JANUARY The January sales are known for bargain prices, but this is especially true when it comes to… View Post