Author Archives for Common Cents

About Common Cents

Assisting you in making the most of what you’ve got and get you living the good life.

Things you should always buy second-hand

Second-hand doesn't mean second best. Here are the ten things that - when you need to buy them - you should always consider second-hand first to make sure you are getting quality bang for your buck.

Last-minute ‘get out of trouble’ gift guide for Christmas

Forgotten someone on your Christmas list and need to pick up a present quick smart? These last-minute gift ideas will get you out of a jam and into the good books.

Get the kids into music – for less

Are your kids interested in learning a musical instrument? Here’s how to let you little maestro find their beat without going broke.

Making the most of summer holidays

Holidays can be a bit trying, for both kids and parents. Here are some tips on how to fill up those long summer months with some fun activities that won’t cost the earth.