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10 must-have toys for Xmas 2014 & how to buy them cheaper

Christmas Tree & presents 2014

Back in late June toy giants Hamleys revealed their top ten toys for Christmas 2014. The usual suspects made the shortlist including an accessory by a well-known blonde American doll and everybody's favourite 'robots in disguise'. There's also an emphasis on technology with smart watches and robotic dinosaurs also tipped for success. Now look, we know it's early - we're… read more »

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How to take charge of your finances before parenthood


When you first broach the topic of having a baby there are certain questions you just can’t avoid. First is whether or not you’re ready for such a responsibility, followed soon after by questions of financial feasibility! In my mind most people will never be ready…and money always seems to look tight. Somehow my partner and I have taken the… read more »

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Don’t break the bank when you eat out! Follow our 6 top tips


I’ve always loved eating out, even when I had hardly any money – I think it’s a special treat that makes everyone feel good. Even if you’re on a tight budget, there are some simple ways you can save money and still have a great evening. Choose the right time Monday-Thursday is the best time to eat out – restaurants… read more »

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A parent’s guide to pocket money


We don't have a lot of spare cash in my household. We budget very tightly and, where we can, put a little aside to cover for unexpected emergencies. The older my children have grown, the more they’ve started to ask for pocket money. They expect money, because let's face it, “All my friends get pocket money” and “all my friends… read more »

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How to stretch your budget when buying make-up


We all lust over must-have luxury beauty products, but sometimes our bank balance doesn't stretch to allow for such expensive tastes. That's not to say you can't treat your skin properly when you're on a budget. Here's a few of our favourite cost-friendly make-up tips... 3-for-2 Keep your eyes peeled for 3-for-2 offers when you're on the High Street. These… read more »

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The Quidco £5 Breakfast Challenge


We challenged chef and food consultant, Sally Godfrey, to come up with a cheap and cheerful breakfast recipe to suit everyone from hungover students to courting couples. Easy you say? Well here’s the catch, it had to be for two people and the ingredients had to cost less than £5 in total. Here’s how Sally fared… __ This is a… read more »

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Auditing your life will get your finances back on track


There was a time when my partner and I lived pay cheque to pay cheque. The money came in, the bills came out. We didn’t really know where we stood and each month we would end up in the red. This happened month after month after month. Finally we hit rock bottom. After going into the red one to many… read more »

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What’s the big deal with Apple’s new iPhones?


“Bigger than Bigger” said the giant screen behind Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, as he launched the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at his annual key note speech. Quidblog doesn’t really know for sure what that means, but we’re going to hazard a guess at the fact both handsets are ‘bigger’ than Apple’s current incumbents. Is this a good… read more »

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6 must-read money saving tips for parents-to-be

Money saving tips for parents to be

Having a baby, whether you’re financially stable or not, always pulls on the purse strings. The little things are cute, but costly! If you’re finding that funds are a little tight, keep reading as I’ve lots of budget-stretching tips to help make your money go further. Email newsletters Signing up to email newsletters is a great way to discover new… read more »

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6 must remember tips to help you save on your supermarket shop


I don’t know about you, but after I’ve paid the rent and the bills, groceries are the next big drain on my wallet, so it’s really important for me to save money on my weekly shop if I can. The thing is, I love cooking and eating, so I don’t want to compromise on quality, freshness or taste. Instead of… read more »