Monday, 3 February 2014

Great British Budget Day 2 & 3 Tips

Everyday during February I will be sharing the Great British Budget's tip of the day.

Barnaby says:
"Setting some time aside (why not today?) to create a money monitoring system that is as hassle free as possible could make it simpler and less time-consuming to keep on top of your budgets, goals and bank balances. This could be an effective way of preventing yourself from overspending on things you didn't intend to buy, or to save where you can!
Your Wealth UK have built a budgeting tool (Money Hub) that does this for you, but even if you use a spreadsheet - the most important thing could be that you prioritise the time to do it."
"Did you know that, according to Love Food Hate Waste, the average UK household wastes £470 worth of food each year, or £700 for a family with children? That is around £60 a month chucked in the bin! Planning your meals carefully and saving leftovers can help you to reduce waste and save money."

I have found that planning our weekly meals helps me not only save money and reduce waste but it has also helped me to be more organised. I look in the cupboards and freezer at what I have got and plan what meals we will have. If we need any other ingredients they go on my shopping list and I only buy what we need! I was surprised by the amount of food that is thrown away, leftovers make delicious meals and what I don't use the next day goes in a bag and is frozen until I want to use it.
It is easy to plan your meals, I post a weekly meal planner if you get stuck for ideas.
But I find I never have a day now when I am stuck for what to cook for dinner.
Give it a try and join us this February in the Great British Budget and save some money!

Do you have any tips to use up leftovers and reduce food waste?
Visit Your Wealth's Great British Budget blog to share your tips and ideas in the comments.

Don't forget to visit @yourwealthuk on Twitter and join in the conversation and their Photo Challenge by adding the hashtag #GreatBritishBudget to be entered into their prize draw!

Did you know that you can use the Money Hub to help you set up your own budget in just 4 easy steps? Visit
Your Wealth's Great British Budget for more information.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I volunteered to take part in this campaign as it is a subject that is close to my heart. However at the end there is a prize draw for the panellists.

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