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Is a smart meter worth it?

I’ve previously resisted getting a smart meter, but in July I had one installed. Here’s why I got it, and whether I think it’s worth it. This summer my energy company finally made the switch (in my area at least) from first-generation smart meters...
How to get the best value sun cream

How to get the best value sun cream

Save money without sacrificing the protection you give your skin. Is a branded sun cream any better than a supermarket’s own version? And what should you be thinking about other than the SPF number? I’ve taken a look at how to make sure you’re...
How to refill your water bottle for free

How to refill your water bottle for free

Reuse and refill to save money. Though the summer hasn’t really got going yet this year, we’re promised a heatwave this weekend. And that means it’s more important than normal to keep hydrated when out and about. Yes a cold coke can be good, and...
Why I didn’t tell you I went on holiday

Why I didn’t tell you I went on holiday

I’ve just got back from a week away. But I didn’t post any pics on Facebook or Twitter while I was away. I didn’t mention it anywhere on my blog. Of course I wanted to. Surely the whole point of holiday snaps on social media is to say “look at...