Shop around for your Broadband provider
Many people stick with the same broadband provider for years. However, there are so many great deals from different providers, meaning you could save money from simply switching. Use a price comparison site like Go Compare for the best broadband deals.
Save money on your bills
There are some simple steps you can incorporate into your home to help you start saving on them hefty bills. Suggestions include:
- Turning the lights off when nobody is in the room
- Turning down your thermostat
- Switching to energy saving bulbs
- Consider installing smart home devices
Look for a cheaper gym membership
Most people want a gym to make them sweat, but not because of the huge membership costs. Gym membership prices can widely differ depending on location and facilities available. If your gym membership is expensive because it has a sauna, tennis court and indoor swimming pool that you never use then it’s time to switch to a cheaper alternative. The average cost of gym memberships is £40 a month, however you can get gym memberships for as little as £15 per month.
Download money saving apps
You could save even more money by downloading money saving apps such as Money Dashboard, Chip, Voucher Codes and Squirrel. With apps like Voucher Codes you have access to hundreds of deals from your favourite shops. Get deals on restaurants, fashion stores, theme parks and family days out.
You can start tracking your spending and create your own budget so the days of splashing the cash are over. For example, Mint is a great free money management and financial tracker app. It works by bringing together your bank accounts, credit cards, bills and other investments so you can see what you’re spending and where you can start saving money. Downloading an app like Mint will help you save money efficiently and help visualise your finances so you can budget for the month.
Consider a budget phone
Next time you're due a phone upgrade, why not consider buying a budget alternative? As long as the phone is running Android or iOS, you'll still be able to enjoy the vast majority of apps out there, and you'd be surprised at how powerful cheaper phones can be. A lot of what you'd consider to be essential functionality is built in every smart phone these days - it's the fancy 'nice to haves' that really drive up the price.
Have you currently got a top of the range phone? You could save a decent amount by trading it in and buying something cheaper.
Switch to Pay as you Go
PAYG is ideal for people who want flexibility, as opposed to a lengthy phone contract. Asda Mobile’s 30-day PAYG bundles suit both heavy and light users with a wide range of bundles to choose from. People who don’t use their phone as much can opt for a smaller bundle; saving them money. Pay as you Go is more flexible, no credit checks are required and are lower in cost; what’s not to love?
With the help of our top tips you can start saving some money and hopefully see a great saving throughout the year!