Feeling the pinch? Follow busy UK mum Jill as she battles the credit crunch - money-saving tips and entertaining family blog

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  • Feline poorly?
    on Apr 1, 2009 in cats credit crunch food mum obesity pets
    Here's a bizarre story from the Guardian. Apparently, our pet cats' health is at risk from credit crunch munch. More than 50% of cat owners are replacing cat food with human meals such as takeaways, roast dinners and fried foods (eg bacon and sausag...
  • Lambs to the slaughter
    on Mar 31, 2009
    Sickest credit crunch story I've seen for a while. Animal rescue centres have seen a rise in people offering to "take livestock off their hands" with a view to slaughtering them for a free meal. Lady Leslie Cooper, who nurses sick farm animals back...
  • Code redA cautionary note from those awfully sensible people at Which? magazine. Websites offering discount vouchers for online shopping may not be as cheap as they appear. discovered that price comparison websites often found lower prices for...
  • Easter vouchersThe famous Threshers voucher is back! Go to to claim your 40% off voucher. I refer you back to my rant about Threshers pre-Christmas. Nothing's changed, their wine is still over-priced so when is a discount a discount? O...
  • Shabby chicMany of us are turning into dab hands at stretching out money during the credit crunch. According to research by Abbey Credit Cards, people in the UK are saving an average of £1,746 per year, meaning that the average salary of £25,100 wi...
  • Shopping basket shockerHow groceries cost a third more than three years ago...
  • £15 Mother's Day treat
    on Mar 19, 2009
    Dave's doing one of his roasts on Sunday. He's invited his mum and dad over too. I'd prefer it to be just the four of us, but he's torn like all men and their mothers. To cut a long story short, we were watching that documentary about the world's ol...
  • Premium Bond jackpot axed
    on Mar 18, 2009
    I for one am glad that one of the two £1 million monthly Premium Bond jackpots has been axed from next month's draw. National Savings says it will use the money to increase the mix of prizes it offers, including introducing a new £25 pri...
  • Rescue me eBay!
    on Mar 16, 2009
    Reading about that former Tesco worker who's become Britain's first eBay millionaire has inspired me. Mark Radcliffe was a 21-year-old Tesco employee when he established his business First2Save, which he operated from his back bedroom in his spare t...
  • Credit card nightmare
    on Mar 13, 2009
    Did you know that every person in the UK owes an average of £3,256 on their credit card? And according to the Abbey research, more than two-thirds of us have at least one credit card, with only 36% of credit card holders paying off their balan...
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