Energy Saving at Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is one of the most popular tourist spots in Edinburgh, and gives fantastic views over Edinburgh Old Town and the greater city. Find out how this historical place cut costs right here. Read more…


When Your Veg Looks Bad But Tastes Great

Have you been in Asda recently? Chances are if you do your weekly shop there you will have come across a rather weird looking box in the vegetable isle. These special boxes are being used to get punters to buy vegetables that they usually wouldn’t pick up. Today on the blog we’re taking a luke at some vegetables and what the average shopper is doing with carrots and peppers that would usually be thrown in the bin or left as the lonely veg on the supermarket shelf. Read more…


Building Your Interior But Not Breaking Your Budget

When you look to add value to the inside of your home it can be a stressful experience. There’s so much to think about. How long will it take? Will I cope with all the changes? Will it increase the price of my home? The biggest stress we usually have though is around the cost of it all. Budgeting is important but sometimes it’s out of our control and the cost can spiral. We’re going to talk you through changes you can make to add value to your home that don’t cost heaven and earth.

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Stay Warm and Stay Loaded

As we move closer to the end of January it seems that the worst of the winter is yet to come; with the East Coast of America having been battered from storm Jonas unfortunately for us in the UK it is only a matter of time before it crosses the Atlantic and gives us some of the same good news. Read more…

Basement Extensions & Beyond

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If you’re looking for a new hot London pad then maybe you should start looking underground. The city of West Minister in particular has seen some of the richest businessmen and most prestigious business acquiring premises in the region, however due to strict building laws that prohibit demolition or changes without prior approval many owner are finding room for expansion underground. Read more…


Great Value Holidays

Most of us try and get away once or twice a year if we are lucky. It’s nice to get a break, a change of scenery and to give you something to work towards. Read more…


Budget Home Options

Property options for people on a budget can be very limited but one affordable choice is house boats. Read more…

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Course funding for Students

We’re in the middle of august, which means a lot of students have received their A Level results and now are looking to make the next step in their education. One area that causes a lot of confusion and concern is course funding. Read more…


How To Save Money When Travelling

It is fun to experience new places, meet new people and make new discoveries. It feels great to know something new and achieve something meaningful. However, behind these desires, we must also keep in mind how to save money and use it wisely while travelling. The following are some tips on saving money on travel.

Plan ahead – You must always plan your trip ahead as you will have lots of choices and you can get the best deal. It will help you plan your budget for the intended juncture.

Travel Off Season – This in one of the best money saving ideas. During off season airfares are inexpensive when compared to peak season. You can chose what is cheaper.

Choose a Cheap Airfare or Discounted Flights  – Choose a cheap airfare, it is worth the travel. Choosing a cheap airfare does not mean that you are lower than expensive ones. It means you are making wise choices. By searching about for a specific location you will be more likely to find someone specialising in the area that can offer better deals. Looking for cheap flights to Malta and Gozo is more likely to narrow your search down and bring back better results.

Opt For Cheap Foods – Go for cheap, but nutritious foods they are enough to sustain your body. When you are travelling make the right choice in selecting cheaper foods or you might fall sick. Choose local delicacies that can cost you less.

Carry Refillable Water Bottles – Always carry refillable water bottles, as it will help you save money from buying water bottles from time to time. There will be many areas with water supply in tourist locations where you can refill your bottle.

Use Public Transportation – Using public transportations like trams, buses will save you a lot of money at tourist places when travelling. Public transport is less in fare when compared to public vehicles and taxis. The alternative is to use a car hire comparison service and find an affordable rental car for the week.

Enjoy local tourist Attractions – Make reasonable use of your time when you are travelling. There will be many places which you can visit without buying a ticket. Be observant of the surroundings. Look up the local map and make a list of places to visit and try to cover all the local ones first.

Find good value accommodation – Finding an offer on a hotel or villa without sacrificing on quality is important to both saving money and enjoying your break. You can find a number of great deals by looking at price comparison sites but remember that doesn’t cover everything. Some sites that deal exclusively with a certain area will be able to work out better deals, for example if you go to https://www.chevron.co.uk/malta-hotels you will find only Malta based hotel deals. The key to finding a great deal is to keep searching for it.

Use Cash – Spend on stuffs that are important to you. Make sure you spend money on your preset budget this will help you from going beyond your budget.

Plan your itinerary – Travel itinerary will guide you constantly through your travel, helping you spend your time wisely. This comes in handy for those who have gone for package or leisure travel. It will help you spend money wisely and avoid unnecessary travel. Follow these simple tips and enjoy your trip.


Finding the Value

When people talk about buying a home they often say “Location, Location, Location” and this is true, especially when you are buying on a budget. Read more…