Living guides

Our lifestyle and living guides contain a wealth of top tips to help you enjoy all those everyday luxuries and necessities whilst maximizing your budget for doing the things you love.

Diesel or petrol: which is best for you?

We weigh up the pros and cons of both types of fuels to help you decide which will be the most cost-efficient for your particular needs.

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10 ways to save this Christmas

Christmas shopping is not everyone's idea of fun. It can be time-consuming, stressful and very expensive. Use our top 10 Christmas savings tips to avoid blowing your budget.

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3 essential Black Friday survival tips

Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year, is just around the corner. Here are three quick tips to make the most of it without blowing a big hole in your budget.

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How to avoid Europe's biggest travel rip-offs

Whether you go on holiday to top up your tan or broaden your horizons, make sure that money worries do not get in the way of your trip. We spoke to over 2,000 British travellers to find out the biggest rip-offs so you can avoid them and focus on having a great time.

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Working from home: how to make your millions in your PJs

Extra comfort, no commute and your boss a safe distance away - working from home sounds great. But do the financial advantages outweigh the drawbacks? We look at if it's right for you.

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How to turn a temporary job into a permanent one

Landing a temporary job can be a great way to get some experience and earn a little extra cash in the short term. Here's how to turn your short term job into a permanent arrangement.

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How to pay for your wedding abroad

1 in 5 British couples are getting married abroad to cut costs without sacrificing quality, but many do not realise that they are losing out by overlooking their options when making payments abroad.

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Are Christmas Clubs the best way to save?

Christmas Clubs that claim to help you spread the cost of festivities over the course of a year are on the rise. But what are they, how do you choose the right one and are they really the best way to save?

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Car tax discs: are you about to throw away £1,000?

With just one month until we say goodbye to the car tax disc, could their demise present a golden opportunity? Keeping your old tax discs safe could prove to be an investment for the future!

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How to cope with redundancy

With redundancy and unemployment on the rise, we look at what you can do to soften the blow and survive financially should the worst happen.

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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 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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