Top 5 Hints and Tips
Money tight? Are you receiving all of the money that you possibly can? There are many ways to make your money go further whether you are reaching retirement, starting a family or renting or buying a house. Below are some top tips for making the most of your money.
Start with a benefits check and make sure you are getting all the help you are entitled to – whether you are in work or out of work. Turn2Us provides an easy to use benefits check.
Here are some ideas:
Ask yourself these three questions:
1. Do I need it (or want it…?)
How do you sort out what you really need from what you want or would like?
Need = something you have to have, (a place to live, lighting and heating).
Want = something you would like to have, (a new coat or a night out).
2. Can I afford it?
Think about the amount of money you have in your account and in your pocket.
What bills have you got coming in?
What might you have to go without?
3. Can I get it cheaper?
Look in other shops to compare prices (including charity shops, eBay, community recycling and car boot sales for good second hand alternatives).
Use the internet to search for better deals.
See what’s advertised on local networks such as Shpock, Facebook Marketplace, Ebay, Freecycle, Freegle and Gumtree.
Racing Welfare’s 24 hour support line enables people to access support and
guidance through digital and telephone options.