Thursday, February 22, 2018
Authors Posts by Marie Ellis

Marie Ellis

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People say write about what you know. So I did. I founded Broke Girl in the City - a smart girl's guide to leading a fabulous lifestyle on a budget! A career spanning entertainment, bars & nightclubs (and frequenting them), film, music and TV, there isn't much I don't know about how to have fun in the city when completely broke.
  January is a great time to make resolutions. Start the year afresh. January and September are my favourite times of the year to reflect and make plans for the future. 2017 wasn't the best of years in many ways, but the one thing it did teach me was to budget. My credit rating went up for the first time...

#RentFreedomDay

UK’s Private Renters must work for 11 days every month to pay their rent and reach #RENTFREEDOMDAY Research reveals the towns where tenants work longest to pay their rent. On average the nation’s ten million strong army of tenants(1) who rent privately must work for 11 days, or 40% of the month, before they have paid their accommodation costs(2) and reach...

Blogs I love: Dorkface

  BLOG: http://www.dorkface.co.uk  Each month, I thought I would feature one of the amazing blogs I follow. To showcase some of the other blogs out there and what inspires me. I have personally been following 'dorkface' for a few months now, run by blogger Jemma who we decided to contact to ask a few questions. Dorkface recently featured in Buzzfeed as...
We were granted an audience with seductive comedy monster Red Bastard ahead of his run of shows at Vaults Festival and he left us shook! Audience with the  Red Bastard Introduce yourself to our Broke Girl audience if you will: Why, I'm the beast from below!   Your very own dangerous, seductive comedy-monster.   I'd say "pleasure to meet you," but I have a...
  It’s official, Brighton is the happiness capital of the UK. Brighton Named the Happiness Capital in the UK while Edinburgh Rated Most Miserable The popular coastal city beat competition from Leicester and Portsmouth to take the top spot. Oxford, Norwich and Bristol also appeared in the top ten happiest cities to live in, while Manchester, Belfast and Cardiff all took high positions. More...
  We caught up with Marcella Puppini from The Puppini Sisters and chatted all things Christmas! The Puppini Sisters are just one of a plethora of amazing artists performing at The Greenwich Winter Time Festival. Broke Girl in the City was recently invited to the opening night of The Greenwich Winter Time Festival (review to follow I promise!) So let's chat Christmas with the...
Marmite looks at some of the worst Xmas 'gift gaffes' With less than three weeks to go until Christmas, the nation’s most LOVED and HATED breakfast spread, Marmite, looked back at some of the UK’s worst ‘gift gaffes’. A pair of marigolds, underwear from a boss, anti-cellulite cream and EVEN BOTOX are just some of the most HATED Christmas presents to...
Whatever your motive, whether you are a first jobber or are moving to advance your career, you will love living in the city! Living and working in the city is expensive. After you put that first deposit down together with most probably 6 weeks rent, you need to budget for those other expenses that come with living and working in the...
Black Friday sales are a great opportunity to bag a bargain. Cyber fraudsters are acutely aware of this. With this in mind and with cyber fraud at an all-time high, £1.1 billion during 2016 according to accountants KPMG, consumer cybersecurity experts BullGuard have put together some very useful tips that will help you avoid the cybercriminals during the Black Friday...

Vuelio Blog Awards 2017

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The Vuelio Blog Awards are back Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Vuelio Blog Awards are back with a bang in 2017! So imagine our surprise when our lovely friends at Vuelio said they had an invite for Broke Girl in the City as this amazing bloggers award evening! The annual celebration of top bloggers from the UK and Ireland will...

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