Pay less for your mobile phone, landline and broadband
Regularly check with your phone provider to see if they can give you a better deal.
More tips for saving money on broadband, mobile and digital TV.
Clothing and footwear
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.
More tips for saving money on clothes.
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.
More tips for saving money on food.
Ideas for making money
Bring in a second income
Could you consider freelancing (doing 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 His Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Find out more about how to maximise your income. Read our money advice guide.
Do a benefits check
Are you getting all the income you're entitled to? Our online benefits calculator can 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.
There are a number of mobile phone apps you can use to build up points you can then swap for retail vouchers or cash.
Make some money by de-cluttering
Every six months or so, resolve to do a spring clean. Look through clothes, games, and DVDs. You might find a gem or two you can put up on an online auction site, or sell to an exchange, for some extra money.