Archive for the ‘MONEY SAVING TIPS’ Category

Don’t Forget to Include Your Christmas Tree in Your Christmas Budget

Don’t Forget to Include Your Christmas Tree in Your Christmas Budget When people budget for Christmas they often forget to include two things – the tree and the decorations. Buying a new Christmas tree every year, whether artificial or real, makes no sense financially. If you have an artificial tree and use it year in, […]

How to Combat Vampire Energy

How to Combat Vampire Energy The word vampire conjures up images of fangs, black capes and stocking your homes with crucifixes and garlic. The stereotype that should be attributed to vampires is stealing money from your wallet. The modern vampire is stealing energy through your electrical sockets, the term ‘vampire’ energy or sometimes referred to […]

What’s that? I’ve used 3 million kilowatt hours?

3 million kilowatt hours? You’re Joking! Finally, the first step to energy market reforms has begun. Ofgem, the energy regulator, has come up with new ways to make the world of energy ‘simpler, cleaner and fairer’ for the likes of you and I. To me, it seems a pretty poor state of affairs when energy […]

Buying shares? Read this to find out which are gaining from the weak pound…

Buying shares? Read this to find out which are gaining from the weak pound… I’m thinking of investing in shares this year even though I have never done so before. The pounds fall against the dollar has left companies reaping rewards and there could be further profits as the trend continues. Investors are benefitting from […]

Cutting the Cost of Air Travel

Cutting the Cost of Air Travel Budgeting for a holiday can be tricky. Unless you opt for an all-inclusive break the aspects such as accommodation, transport and dining can add up to unexpected costs and leave you feeling anything but relaxed. Air travel is one of the biggest holiday expenses but there are several ways […]

Buying big ticket items from abroad, and how to get them home for cheap

There are many reasons why you might want to make a big purchase overseas and need to arrange safe and reliable transportation to get the item home. It could be that a luxury indulgence or a potentially lucrative investment catches your eye while you are on holiday, or you could be deliberately searching for a […]

The retirement age is rising – are we ready to deal with it?

The retirement age is rising – are we ready to deal with it? By 2020 both men and women will be expected to work until the age of 66 before they can collect their state pension. Money and retirement are intrinsically linked, and the two topics have never been so prevalent in the national psyche since […]

Attention Students! Stretch your budget

Attention Students! Stretch your budget Everyone knows that students are a broke bunch. I remember eating rice for days on end in my student digs since I couldn’t afford anything else. However, according to a report, students are becoming more frugal than ever. Annual living costs came in at £9,500 a year, down from £11,000. […]

Don’t live on the breadline when you retire in the UK

Don’t live on the breadline when you retire in the UK Did you know that nearly one million British pensioners are still working? Sure, maybe they enjoy their jobs – but more likely, they can’t afford to retire. The gap between how much people save and the amount they expect to live on when they […]

car-shopping

How to Find a Vehicle That Fits Your Budget

How to Find a Vehicle That Fits Your Budget If you have ever needed to purchase a vehicle during a time where you were experiencing a budget crunch, than you know how difficult it can be to find something both reasonably priced and reliable. Don’t worry though, as there are ways you can obtain quality […]

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