In this Money section, I go over benefits that you may be entitled to as well as saving money, making money and spending money.
I know first hand what it is like to be down to your last few pennies and I mean literally. Many a time my bank is under £1. It’s scary, humiliating and I don’t wish the feeling on anyone.
We all like a bargain, so I bet the majority of you would prefer to save money when you buy on the internet. I got into buying on the internet before it was trendy.
I have two children so the idea of dragging them on the quest for a new item never filled me with enthusiasm. Now itâ€™s a way of life.
Tips on how to save money generally on things aorund the home.
Use long grain rice instead of basmati
Use canned cream instead of fresh
Use dried beans and chickpeas instead of canned
Use streaky bacon instead of back bacon
Use pollack instead of cod
Use boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts
Use the freezer to store bread and crumpets saves throwing it away what hasnâ€™t been used because itâ€™s past its best.
Do your homework before you shop â€“ if like me you have a choice of several supermarkets it can make your head hurt to remember which one is doing special offers on which products.Â mySupermarket.co.uk was recommended to me and when I tried it out I was astonished how much you can save just by comparing the supermarkets before hand.Â Â
Supermarket Loyalty Cards â€“ if they do one
Loyalty Cards and how they can earn you money
In the current financial climate money is tighter than usual. The well off can tighten their belts and still have a decent lifestyle without being affected as much. Itâ€™s the families at the lower end that have the most difficulties. I know as I am one of them.
When we have already cut back on things just to make the sums add up, we are now faced with the
This week I had to tackle the task of switching from employment to benefits. You would think that these people would talk to each other to make things easier, but I guess that is too obvious. Instead I had to call housing benefit, jobcentre and the tax credit people. Knowing that they only work form the date you inform them I had rung all three on the day I was
Wanting to know what I might be entitled to once I am not working, I found a really useful site that ( for the UK) tells you what you might be entitled to and from who. www.entitledto.co.ukÂ It explains also what other things you might get financial help after you fill out its questions. It may go on for a few pages but bear with it as I have found
If your reading this from the UK you will have some idea what the job front is like. I too will be joining the unemployment numbers at the end of this month. Mixed emotions on it though and not quiet the despondent panic stricken response I thought and most presumed I would be. If I get all depressed and start worrying how I will manage then that’s negative and not