Letter From James

James O Donovan

Hi, congratulations

By visiting this site you have already taken your first step towards saving €1000s and changing your spending habits forever. When we (a family of 3) changed our spending habits back in 2009 we couldn’t believe how much money we had been wasting up to then.

We should have done this year’s earlier, but it’s never too late to start. Now, in 2014, this has saved us over €30,000 in total!

The best thing about my methodology is that you don’t need to make any cutbacks to spend less money, it’s about making Changes not Sacrifices. You can Reduce your Cost of Living but Keep you Standard of Living. Read how to do it in my first book “How To Save 5000

Now my second book “Drive a Bargain” is just out in February 2014 to help you save €1000s when changing your car, it summarises everything I've learned through changing cars 7 times over 4 years as research for the book.

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changing habits
Jan 14

Make Saving Money a Habit

Just over a year into How To Save 5000 it’s now time to reflect a little on the past year, and to focus time and effort in certain areas – particularly on the long term benefits to making Saving Money a habit. From now on, Blogs and Tweets will be less... See Full Post

Reduce Your Cost Of Living, Not Your Standard Of Living

It’s been a few weeks now since Budget2014 was imposed on us and, while the general impression has been that it could have been worse, the impact of having to pay the full LPT Property Tax in 2014 was not really spoken about in the days following the budget. However,... See Full Post

Budget 2014 Looming - What Can you Do?

With less than 1 week to go to Budget 2014, the airwaves are full of people discussing the possible spending cuts and tax rises that are on the way. There is an incredible amount of speculation, as there is before each Budget, but as a consumer there is nothing really... See Full Post

Having Choice Will Cost You Money

It’s amazing what you are capable of doing when you have no choice, you are often forced to be more creative and make quicker decisions when you have less choice in a given situation. In many cases, having no choice will save you a lot of money. These are just... See Full Post

Car Service
Jun 13

Cut Car Servicing Costs

Following on from an interview on the The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show on Today FM, with Mairead Farrell, discussing how to cut the costs of servicing your car – this blog summarises the main tips. More and More people are putting off car servicing due to financial constraints, but you... See Full Post

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