‘Money Saving’ Category

What services should you be getting for free?

Posted in Money Saving on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 11:53 by Sarah Evans.

One key way to save money is to make extra payments on mortgages in order to pay them down sooner and end up with much less interest in the long run.  Another is to be absolutely sure that you are taking advantage of all of the free or low-cost goods and services available to you. [...]

Comparison websites need to promote full access

Posted in General, Money Saving on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 10:29 by Sarah Evans.

Most consumers understand the value of conducting a credit card comparison and carefully considering the merits of one car finance arrangement versus another.

Fixed payments make bills predictable

Posted in Insurance, Money Saving on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 13:04 by Sarah Evans.

As inflation continues to take an ever-larger bite out of Britons’ discretionary income, some consumers are trying to fight back by signing up for fixed payments on some of their bills.

Pensioners need to plan ahead

Posted in Debt, General, Money Saving on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 12:33 by Sarah Evans.

When pensions were first envisioned as a means of helping older citizens to remain financially stable, life spans were much shorter.

Strategies for Saving on Water Bills

Posted in Money Saving, Utilities on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 14:10 by Sarah Evans.

Inflation is usually defined as an increase in the general level of prices and pay rates, but the truth about inflation is that it often means an increase in prices while income levels stay relatively flat.

Paying Down Mortgages Early can Yield Large Benefits

Posted in Banking, Money Saving on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 10:24 by Sarah Evans.

Sometimes all it takes to find an excellent way to save money in the world of mortgages is some very simple mathematics.

Savings Rate Took a Steep Dip in 2011

Posted in Banking, Money Saving, Mortgages and Property on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 11:07 by Sarah Evans.

Low rates of return on savings accounts took their toll during 2011, causing Britons to save only about half the amount that was typical for 2010.  In some ways, this is a good thing.  Those who pulled in more money than they need for living expenses tended to use it to improve their personal balance [...]

Cheque Guarantee Card Decision Raises Important Questions

Posted in Banking, Credit Cards, Money Saving on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at 11:14 by Sarah Evans.

The Payments Council, a group that includes the biggest banking institutions in Britain, has announced that cheque guarantee cards will continue to be unavailable in the UK.

Banking: Savings are no Hedge Against Inflation

Posted in Banking, Money Saving on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 at 11:05 by Sarah Evans.

People save money so that they will be able to meet future needs such as paying their mortgages and car finance obligations.

Additions Direct for Home Projects

Posted in General, Money Saving on Monday, October 10th, 2011 at 12:53 by Sarah Evans.

As winter quickly approaches, I find myself thinking about what needs to be done indoors.  There are always things that need to be fixed, painted or simply spruced up.  However, I find myself procrastinating because going to several stores to get the right materials leaves me cold.  As much as I like DIY warehouses, I [...]