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Making Money

Money Saving (And Making) Apps You Need On Your Smartphone

Our smartphones are good for making texts and phone calls, scrolling through Facebook posts, and spending more time than we should be trying to beat our high score on Candy Crush! But with a few downloadable apps, they can help us to both save and make money too! Consider downloading one (or more) of these apps today! Shopkick Shopkick is one of a number of similar apps that rewards you with free gift cards for doing the shopping you would…

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Living on Less

6 TIPS FOR A LATE LIFE BUDGET WEDDING

When you are lucky enough to find love in your sixties and beyond, sealing the deal with a late-life wedding can feel a bit self-indulgent and unnecessary. Let’s face it, you might already have done the deed a couple of times before, and in retrospect, already spent far too much money on nuptials.  In later life there are ways to celebrate tying the knot, in a classy yet understated way, that won’t break the bank but will still make your…

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Living on Less

WHEN ONLY COMFORT FOOD WILL DO

Cheap and cheerful comfort food. I’m not going to lie, I’m so pleased the heady ‘salad days’ of summer are behind us and we can get out the slow cooker and knock up some real comfort food again. Thank you to the Gods of Autumn,  I’m glad you are back! For the first time in 2018 I felt the tell tale signs of a throat infection coming on. My housemate had coughed and sneezed her way through the weekend, so it…

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Living on Less, Travel

MORE SINGLE WOMEN ARE RETIRING TO SPAIN

If statistics are to be believed, apparently more single women of retirement age are living alone than ever before.  But what is surprising is that more and more single women are retiring to Spain to start a new life on their own, and as a Girl on a Pension myself, having spent a lot of time there, I can assure you that financially at least, they will be better off. THE LOW COST OF LIVING It may seem a strange suggestion, when you are…

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Making Money

AN EASY WAY TO FLIP ON EBAY

You don’t have to trawl round car boot sales and charity shops to find the best items to sell, here’s an easy way to flip on Ebay, you can sometimes even do it from the comfort of your own sofa. WHAT IS FLIPPING Flipping is when you buy something  specifically to  immediately sell again for a profit.  There is a whole community of resellers who don’t just sell their own items, clothes and household goods. They also regularly visit charity shops and car boot…

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