If you haven't already heard of Made.com (or seen one of their Tube posters if you live in London) you probably soon will. Promising original furniture design at affordable prices, Made.com is part of a new breed of retailers offering products directly from the makers. At Savoo we decided to put Made.com to the test, with the unexpected help of our office dog Spud…Tudor RedWhen we were asked by Made.com to do a review of one of their products, we had a hard time choosing what to pick. But as
Wild Wednesday may be over, but the Atlantic storm that battered the UK yesterday has underlined the frailty of our personal finances. With hundreds of thousands of people now facing the consequences of 100mph winds and extensive flood damage, it becomes startlingly apparent that most of us have no Plan B to cope with major or even minor incidents; according to a 2013 Scottish Widows survey eight million people in the UK have zero savings to their name. At Savoo, we believe that everyone should have an emergency financial plan to deal with unexpected events like Wild Wednesday (or even small problems like the car breaking down!) Here we show you how.
As the proverbial belt in every household is even tighter this year than
last, the only 'holidays' in most people's vocabulary will be the dreaded 'school holidays' and with them fast approaching, parents all over the county are already wondering how they can keep the kids entertained (ie out of trouble) for the annual six weeks of parental torture. An even bigger challenge? How to do it on a tight budget.
I am sure you have all heard about major energy companies reducing the price of their gas this past week, offering consumers a meagre 5% reduction after increases of more than 15% at the end of last year. Whilst we must be grateful for small mercies, this small reduction is unlikely to give any major relief to cash-strapped Brits facing a barrage of incentives.
After conducting a little research for you savvy shoppers out there, I
have come up with a few ways in which you can improve your home, lower
your energy consumption and increase your bank balance. Not only
will these tips save you money but they will also help you to become
more environmentally friendly, giving everyone a helping hand.
I don't know about you but this gloomy weather is seriously putting a dampener on my productivity around the house. The dirty laundry sits in the hamper for days and only gets washed because nothing passes the sniff test, I eat cookies for lunch instead of a real meal because everything else requires preparation and blog posts don't get written until the very last minute (many apologies to my dear editor!)