Cutting the cost of living

Prices are soaring across the UK, and wages aren't keeping up. To help people manage the cost of living crisis, here are our guides to saving on bills, dealing with debt and raising some extra cash

First steps if you’re struggling

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How to write a budget

Take control of your money and find out what you're spending it on every month. Here is how to draw up a budget to stay on top of your finances.

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What benefits are you entitled to?

This guide will tell you what financial assistance is available, so you can make sure you are paid what you are entitled to.

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Smartphone apps that can help you save money

Whether it's setting budgets, monitoring your spending, or saving money, these apps can help you keep track of your finances and help you reach your financial goals.

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Quick ways to make more money

How to rent out a room or even your whole house

When selling up seems impossible, letting your house can be a handy alternative. Here is what you need to consider if you're thinking of renting out your home.

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Make money by renting out your drive

Renting out an unused garage or driveway can be a great way to make some extra cash. Follow our step-by-step guide to find out how you go about it and avoid any potential pot-holes.

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How to make money from auction sites

While we can not guarantee that we will make you an eBay millionaire, we can share our top tips on how you can earn some extra cash.

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How to save on bills


How to heat your home for less

Getting your home properly insulated can drive down the cost of your energy bills significantly as well as help protect the environment — we show you how to do it without breaking the bank.

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10 ways to cut the cost of your weekly shop

Whether you blame Brexit or Coronavirus or both, the cost of filling your supermarket trolley is only going up. Find out how you can stop your food bills spiralling with our top 10 tips.

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How to save petrol while driving

With petrol and diesel prices hitting all time highs in the UK, we’ve tracked down some of the people who are managing to almost double the distance they can drive on a full tank to share their secrets.

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The simple way to save £100s on your water bill

Some households are paying hundreds of pounds more than they need to for water supply - is yours one of them?

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How to spend less on entertainment

We show you how to spend less on the things you enjoy doing most, as a hobby, with friends or on your own.

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6 steps to not spending money for a week

If you can cut the cost of your regular spending, you can easily boost how much you put away in your savings account. Here is what we recommend.

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Handling your debts

Dealing with debt - where to start

Being faced with unmanageable debt can seem overwhelming but there are a number of options available to you. We explain where to start if you're dealing with debt.

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What to do if you cannot pay a bill

We explain what you need to do if you can't afford to pay a bill.

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What should I do if I can't pay my mortgage?

If you find yourself in a position where you can't meet your monthly mortgage payments, it is important not to bury your head in the sand. Help is at hand and there are things you can do to get back on track.

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How To Apply For A Mortgage Payment Holiday 2024 |

Recent research suggests that more than 2 million UK homeowners are considering taking mortgage payment holidays. But what is a mortgage payment holiday, how do you take one and what are the potential pitfalls? We explain all you need to know.

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How to get free debt help

Getting debt advice could help you pay off what you owe quickly and avoid making your problems worse. Here is how to find the best places to get help with your debts.

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How to deal with debt collectors

Knowing how to deal with a debt collection company if you are approached for money can ensure you're not intimidated or misled. Here's how to handle debt collectors and avoid the traps they set to get you to pay up.

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