Who am I and why have I started this website?
My name is Jo and I have been through redundancy twice (redundancy sucks!) but I still managed to hold onto all the things I hold dear, my house, my car, my lifestyle and of course my friends, so take it from me, redundancy really isn’t the end of the world, in fact in many cases redundancy is the door to new opportunities.
When redundancy struck and the regular income I had come to rely on ceased, I started to look at all the ways I could make my money go further; I made some changes to the way I spent my money and lived my life, but I don’t feel that I made sacrifices and some of the changes I made enriched my life in ways I would not have imagined, but more about that later.
So the reason I set up this site was to share what I know about how to survive when you’re strapped for cash. I am aware that there are a lot of people out there are facing financial difficulty at the moment and I wanted to share my knowledge and that of anyone who wishes to contribute to the site, with anyone who is looking for ideas to make their money go a little further in these times of austerity, so they can not just survive but thrive.
Some of these money saving ideas you may already be familiar with, but I hope that since you’ve taken the time to look at my site, you’ll find something that will be helpful to you.