Ideas for saving and making more money
Save and make money by regularly carrying out a price comparison on your utility bills. Staying with one provider for too long can cost you hundreds of pounds over time.
Save Money Save Water provides free gadgets to help you reduce your water usage.
Telephone, mobiles and the web
There are a number of mobile phone apps you can use to build up points you can then swap for retailer vouchers or cash.
Regularly check with your phone provider to see if they can give you a better deal.
Bring in a second income
Consider freelance (self-employed work) alongside your main employment. There are several freelance vacancy websites you can sign up for, and most job sites have many freelance vacancies. Please note that you must always declare any self-employed income to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Do a benefits check
Are you getting all of the income you're entitled to? Our online benefits calculator can let you know if there are any benefits you should be claiming.
Check you’ve been paid the minimum wage
Did you know you can make a complaint about a previous employer if you weren’t paid the correct National Minimum Wage? There’s a calculator and a guide to raising complaints on the .gov.uk website. Find out more about the National Minimum Wage
Whenever you shop online, make sure you do a quick search for any online discount voucher codes for the shop you're buying from.
Clothing and footwear
Every six months or so, resolve to do a big clearout of your or the family's wardrobes. You might find a gem or two you can put up on an online auction site for some extra money.
Learning to sew, darn and do basic stitch repairs on your clothes can mean that you get a lot more wear out of them. If sewing's not your thing, you could run a clothes swap party between you and your friends.
Save money on food
There are lots of ways to save money on food, from downshifting branded food to supermarket own-brand products, to creating shopping lists so you only buy what you need and making food plans for the week.