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Sally Aquire
Sally is a UK-based freelance writer. As well as personal finance, she also writes on health & beauty and lifestyle topics. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, shopping, hanging out with friends and generally making the most of her downtime!

Tips for Cheaper Household Cleaning

By Sally Aquire

bathroomIf you’re making an effort to clean the house on a regular basis, you may be finding that you’re having to frequently replace your cleaning products, especially if you’re using different products across the various rooms. These kind of costs can quickly make a sizeable dent in your budget, but you don’t need to spend a lot of money to keep your home clean. Here are some tips for cleaning your home on a budget.

Kitchen and bathroom cleaners

You can easily make household cleaners for these areas of the home from ingredients that are already in your kitchen cupboards. In particular, white vinegar has a range of uses:

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10 Ways to Get a Cheaper Honeymoon

By Sally Aquire

Honeymoon couple relaxing on the beach
After the wedding is over, most couples choose to go on a honeymoon to celebrate their new marriage. Unfortunately, once you’ve covered the wedding costs, there may not be much left over to pay for a nice honeymoon. If you find that your honeymoon funds are going to be on the limited side, you don’t need to ditch your plans altogether. But, you will need to do some serious shopping around to get the most out of your budget and alter some of your original ideas as a result. Here are 10 ways to cut the costs and still have a honeymoon to remember!

  1. Use a honeymoon gift registry website. It’s traditional to sign up for a wedding list when you get married, but the usual home goods might be redundant if you’ve already set up your home and don’t need these kind of items. Why not sign up for a honeymoon gift registry instead? This works like a wedding list, but it gives your wedding guests the chance to literally pay for a specific part of your honeymoon, such as a candlelit dinner in a posh restaurant or excursions. If you’ve got enough generous gifts, you might even get a significant proportion of your honeymoon paid for in this way, and it lets your guests make a more personal contribution to the trip.

3 Simple and Effective Ways To Reduce Your Debt

By Sally Aquire

When you’re in debt, it feels like you’ll never clear the outstanding balance and get back to normal.  While you’re never going to make a really big dent in your debt without making large payments towards it, there are some smaller baby steps that you can take to start reducing your debt without completely depleting your bank account in the process.  Here are three tips for tackling your debt and getting used to making regular debt-busting contributions to the outstanding balance.

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What to Do When You Can’t Pay IRS Tax Debts

By Sally Aquire

If you receive a tax bill for more than you anticipated, your first instinct is to panic. Of all of the people to whom you could potentially owe money to, the dreaded IRS is one of the most terrifying.  They will expect to be prioritized above other debts, because they have powers that other credit lenders do not have.  Here are some options for facing up to the situation and finding the extra money to pay off the debt.

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