Money saving tips

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Money saving tips

Post  Jeanie on Thu May 09, 2013 8:10 pm

If you have had new fencing and it rattles buy some wooden pegs split them in two and slot them in-between.
Works wonders at 99 pence a pack of 20 Very Happy

Has anyone else any tips to share ?
avatar
Jeanie
Officer of the Watch
Officer of the Watch

Posts : 908
Join date : 2012-09-05
Location : Smallbridge Rochdale

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  cyfrifia on Thu May 09, 2013 8:18 pm

Become a psychic mathematician then you might be able to understand a gas or electricity bill.

cyfrifia
Time Lord
Time Lord

Posts : 3129
Join date : 2012-09-16
Location : Todmorden

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  Hinch on Thu May 09, 2013 9:24 pm

I thought you made your own clothes pegs Jeanie?
avatar
Hinch
Spaceship Commander
Spaceship Commander

Posts : 1927
Join date : 2012-09-05
Location : Stradhoughton

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  Jeanie on Thu May 09, 2013 10:13 pm

Hinch wrote:I thought you made your own clothes pegs Jeanie?

Cheaper to buy them these days Hinch Wink so come on I am sure you must have some good tips ?
avatar
Jeanie
Officer of the Watch
Officer of the Watch

Posts : 908
Join date : 2012-09-05
Location : Smallbridge Rochdale

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  Guest on Thu May 09, 2013 10:51 pm


Let a student cut your hair: Get your haircuts at the local colleges, where students can gain experience, and you get a cheap – or free – ‘do’. It’s not that risky, most students have had hours of class time and there’s always a teacher supervising.


Re-gifting: If you got a gift that you don’t need or want, don’t take it out of its special box or packaging. For a next occasion, you have your gift without spending a penny Embarassed



Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  Guest on Thu May 09, 2013 11:49 pm

Don't spend what you haven't got.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  Atlas on Fri May 10, 2013 12:31 am

But spend all you have got.
avatar
Atlas
Time Lord
Time Lord

Posts : 3016
Join date : 2012-09-06
Location : Wales

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  Hinch on Fri May 10, 2013 9:05 am

Never, ever reinsure your house or car without going on a price comparison site or two. Also, if you really do want to use the same company, ring them and ask them if it really is their best quote as you are thinking of moving. Amazing what they can come up with.

Don't buy the legal cover if you are a member of a trade union and many other organisations as you usually get this free as one of your membership benefits.

Ring your mortgage company up every couple of years and ask to speak to their Customer Retention Unit as you are looking around for a better deal. They will often offer you a two-year deal frozen at half a % under the Bank of England base rate.

DO join a credit union. Great if you want free legal advice and want to pay off those dammed credit cards.

Don't get your phone and broadband through Talk-Talk. In this case, cheaper is not necessarily better and is often FAR worse.

(All personally tried and tested by Hinch.)
avatar
Hinch
Spaceship Commander
Spaceship Commander

Posts : 1927
Join date : 2012-09-05
Location : Stradhoughton

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  cyfrifia on Fri May 10, 2013 12:28 pm

All good tips for stopping the outflow of money. Most people need more money coming in as well. There are still opportunities for those who understand computer technology and how to get organised to improve their income.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22477601

cyfrifia
Time Lord
Time Lord

Posts : 3129
Join date : 2012-09-16
Location : Todmorden

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  Old Regulator on Fri May 10, 2013 12:41 pm

Marry a book keeper who checks every penny in and out each week, Matron is available at a rate.

Get a water meter. If you’ve got money earning nowt in the bank invest in solar panels and hope for a sunny day. If you have solar panels de rate as many appliances to 1KW and use them on a sunny day. Get rid of a dish washer, especially if you do the above. Leave the car at home when possible, yes only joking.

Old Regulator
Crew
Crew

Posts : 177
Join date : 2012-09-06
Location : Castleton

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  Hinch on Fri May 10, 2013 1:29 pm

I must remonstrate with you OR. 'The Dishwasher' is no way to refer to Mrs H. Besides, it's my turn with the mop on the stick and the Fairy Liquid today.

Now how do you operate these taps? What do the blue and red marks mean?

God, this is so stressful. I need a drink.
avatar
Hinch
Spaceship Commander
Spaceship Commander

Posts : 1927
Join date : 2012-09-05
Location : Stradhoughton

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  Charly on Fri May 10, 2013 3:01 pm

Cancel any unused credit cards, they stay on your file as available credit even if its not used.
When you ring up to cancel they will try to get you to keep the card open and offer you up to £50..accept the offer...spend it and then close the card Cool
avatar
Charly
Spaceship Commander
Spaceship Commander

Posts : 1258
Join date : 2012-09-05
Location : Wardle

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  Jeanie on Fri May 10, 2013 9:55 pm

Charly wrote:Cancel any unused credit cards, they stay on your file as available credit even if its not used.
When you ring up to cancel they will try to get you to keep the card open and offer you up to £50..accept the offer...spend it and then close the card Cool
Thanks Charly that's a good one !
avatar
Jeanie
Officer of the Watch
Officer of the Watch

Posts : 908
Join date : 2012-09-05
Location : Smallbridge Rochdale

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  Charly on Fri May 10, 2013 10:06 pm

I just did it Jeanie so I know it works Very Happy
avatar
Charly
Spaceship Commander
Spaceship Commander

Posts : 1258
Join date : 2012-09-05
Location : Wardle

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  cyfrifia on Fri May 10, 2013 10:54 pm

So.........the taxpayer gives the money to the government, the government give it to the banks, the banks give it to people who threaten to cancel their credit cards, it's a strange system, but we have to make the best of it. Shocked

cyfrifia
Time Lord
Time Lord

Posts : 3129
Join date : 2012-09-16
Location : Todmorden

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  Charly on Sat May 11, 2013 6:49 pm

It wasnt a threat cyffi I intended to close the account anyway, they offered it as a 'refund of interest paid' but seeing as it was an interest free balance transfer that had been paid up I dont know where they got the idea from, but hey...I'm not going to argue when they want to give me £50
avatar
Charly
Spaceship Commander
Spaceship Commander

Posts : 1258
Join date : 2012-09-05
Location : Wardle

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  southernbelle on Sun May 12, 2013 1:25 pm

Two chickens on the bargain shelf at Asda, under £5 for both, each approx 1.5kgs in weight. Remove breasts, freeze for later use, Roast the rest upside down (to prevent it being too greasy). Remove all meat and use the nicest bits (and there is plenty) for Sunday dinner. The rest of the meat is fine for a chicken casserole or pie or stew. Boil up the bones and sieve and use for stock.

So thats 12 meals minimum. depending on the amount of casserole you make. 41p a serving for the chicken.
avatar
southernbelle
Space Cadet
Space Cadet

Posts : 258
Join date : 2012-09-05
Age : 27
Location : Top Secret

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  Hinch on Sun May 12, 2013 1:53 pm

Save your 41p per portion and get your completely FREE-range chickens on Entwisle Road. Cost a couple of pence per portion for the gas used in cooking them.
avatar
Hinch
Spaceship Commander
Spaceship Commander

Posts : 1927
Join date : 2012-09-05
Location : Stradhoughton

Back to top Go down

Re: Money saving tips

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum