My parents have worked hard for what they have and they are enjoying it now. Both my husband and I work fulltime and earn the average. We have a £900 mortgage and other bills. We raised most of the deposit ourselves (this did include £5000 wedding present from my parents). Anyway I was chatting to my mum, she thinks we have thousands saved in the bank. After 5 years we redecorated the 3 rooms. Took the fireplaces out, new wallpaper, carpet and floating fires. Each room did cost about 1500, but now we have limited savings. I know my parents made money from selling a house down South during the time you could buy a house for like 50000 and then it sold for 200000. I just want to know is it possible to save large amounts of money and if so how???