July 26, 2013
Every year, huge numbers of people across the UK decide to carry out home improvements of one type or another. Some decide to do this because they simply want to upgrade their home. Others have struggled to sell their property and decide instead to adapt their existing home to make it more suitable to their needs, rather than to sell up and move.
Whatever your reasons for making home improvements, and no matter what types of improvements you are carrying out, one thing you will need access to is funding for your project. Whether you're looking to improve your home with fitted bedrooms or whether you want to install double glazing and improved heating, you will need to ensure you have the money available to pay for the work.
How to pay for your home improvements
There are a number of options available if you are looking for ways in which you can fund the cost of your home improvement project. Some of the popular options you can select from include the following.
July 13, 2013
June 23, 2013
Everyone these days has a mobile phone. In fact, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have one of these devices almost glued to them. Even lower-end of the market phones have incredible functionality, but I think that many people underutilise their mobiles when they could be using them to save money.
You might this thinks sounds crazy but with these tips you will soon see that using your mobile can actually help you save money, whilst capitalising on the features available in the palm of your hand.
If you are spending a fortune downloading or streaming movies and music via a home internet connection start using free Wi-Fi hotspots to download large files and data. Most coffee shops and restaurants offer free Wi-Fi and many public places allow you to use their connection at no cost. Use your mobile to download apps, movies or other large files and save yourself a fortune in bandwidth and internet bills.
June 14, 2013
June 5, 2013
Spending and saving just don’t seem to go hand in hand, and yet we must continue to spend in order to survive. It’s tough to watch the pennies all the time and it can make you feel hard done by and somewhat resentful.
However, with our tips you can have your cake and eat it too, as there are clever ways to spend and still continue to save money.
Don’t live off your earnings
Psychology is powerful. Looking at your paycheque, you will find yourself automatically budgeting how you can spend using the money you now have in your account. Even if you intend to save some of it, you will end up spending it all before your next payday.