Category Archives: Save Money

33 Top Tips for Buying on eBay

Whether you are a long-time eBay buyer or you’re just starting out, you’ll want to be confident that you are getting the best deal available. eBay is full of bargains but are you really finding them? Or, are you still paying more for items than you need to and buying from potentially problematic sellers? Here we list 33 of our top tips for buying on eBay, so that you can be sure that you’re getting the best deal every time and avoid running into problems.

Best practice for tracking spending for efficient budgeting

Good budgeting is crucially important, whether you are creating a budget for your own personal finances or managing the financial affairs of a whole business. Recent statistics from the UK government demonstrate that average weekly spending in households is £528.90. Whether you have more or less money to play with than this, good budgeting skills will enable you to pay all of your bills and to make the most of the cash that you have spare.

How Life’s Little Luxuries Can Add Up

While I’m all for being frugal in life, I do still like to enjoy a few little luxuries. I’m talking about going for a meal out with the family, having a takeaway night at home with friends and I have to admit that I probably still pick up too many coffees on the go. This is why I find it useful to remind myself from time to time just how much these little luxuries can add up when they start to become more like daily or weekly occurrences. So, let’s just take a moment to ponder over how much we could spend in a month on life’s little luxuries if we’re not careful.

What would you be willing to sacrifice to buy your own home?

Millenials face many challenges these days but one major challenge is that of getting on the property ladder. With inflation on the up and wages remaining stagnant, house prices still rising and rents seeming to edge higher every year, saving for a deposit is just one of the major hurdles young would-be home buyers face, let alone passing today’s more stringent affordability checks.

Man searching for a job

Saving Money while Job Hunting

It is a position many of us have found ourselves in before – unemployed and worrying about how exactly we’re going to be able to get by until the next pay check (whenever that might be). It is important to remind yourself that the situation is temporary, and to not be too hard on yourself in the meantime. However, of course, it is important to be frugal when you are yet to have a regular income again. Here are some tips on saving money during your job search.