Quids In! 10 ways to maximise your income

Mar 31, 2015   //   Spread the word

Here are some suggestions for keeping your finances in good order or even increasing them.  

1.   Find out if you’re missing out on benefits, millions goes unclaimed every year.

2.   Ring the Energy Helpline for advice on fuel bills. If it’s better to switch they’ll do it for you 0800 977 4498.

3.   Shop around for insurance …companies will compete to offer the lowest rate whatever your age. Don’t be afraid to ask!

4.   Avoid pre-payment meters, billed payment by direct debit is usually cheaper.

5.   Use local market stalls not supermarkets and don’t grocery shop on an empty stomach!

6.   Consider a pay as you go mobile phone instead of a contract tariff.

7.   Use loyalty schemes, vouchers and coupons. But don’t impulse buy—sleep on it.

8.   Shopping online for large items can save money, use comparison websites to find the best deal.

9.   Sell unwanted items on Ebay. List them for free, you pay a small commission if they sell.

 

Heather Alabaster, extract from Golden Guide for Older People, Northumberland 2015-2016

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