This article was sponsored by MYJAR
Living in the UK is so expensive. I often hear my US friends talking about how expensive their auto fuel is, but what most of my US friends don’t realise is that, in comparison, their gas prices are in fact cheap.
Here in the UK, fuel costs starts at a minimum of £1.28 per litre! That’s £5.86 ($9.95) per gallon, ay caramba!
With this in mind, I’ve been on a crusade to save some pennies, and it all starts with food, of course.
Feeding a happy lifestyle
With us Brits spending an average of £100 ($170) per month on takeaways and £3.60 ($6.11) on cakes, buns, biscuits and cookies every week, there is no question that people get a lot of enjoyment from comfort food and baked goods. But, as my blogging buddies already know, baking is also a great way to build relationships with family and friends alike. My kitchen is the heart of my home and a nice retreat from the stressful and busy world outside. Baking and food preparation is a great way to give you the opportunity to relax, develop a sense of well-being and improve your mood.
Better for your budget
Although it does take a little longer to make your own cakes, biscuits or treats, there is no doubt that home baking is better for your budget, and you know exactly what you’re eating. Not only will you be skipping the additives and flavourings found in store products, by using ‘value’ range ingredients to build up a basic store cupboard, but your overheads will be a lot less than buying from a bakery or supermarket.
If you find you need a cash lump for breakdown or repairs (like the time my poor oven broke down despite being only a few years old) turn to responsible and trustworthy lenders like MYJAR who can help you stay well fed until the end of the month.
Warning: Late repayment can cause you serious money problems. For help, go to moneyadviceservice.org.uk.