Money saving tips

Cars

The cost of a car does not stop with the purchase price of the car or your car loan repayments. There are ongoing expenses such as fuel costs, maintenance, insurance and tax. Before you buy, estimate these costs to make …


Switch and save on TV

If you are paying a subscription for channels that you rarely watch, think about whether it is worth the money. Compare the different packages from your current provider and see if there is a cheaper package that might suit you.


Gas and electricity

Making a few simple changes can lead to big savings on your gas and electricity bills, or, if you think you are paying too much for your electricity or gas services, you can consider switching to a new provider. Switching is easy and it’s also free.


Groceries

Here are some easy ways to help manage your weekly food bill: Shop around The best way to get the best prices is through shopping around buying different things in different shops. Small local shops may offer convenience for consumers, …


First Communion costs

Preparing for a First Holy Communion is an exciting time but with so many things to consider, the costs can add up quickly. We have some tips to help you keep track of your spending: Start with a budget First …


Back to school

Having a child starting or returning to school is always an expensive time and you may be concerned about meeting the costs of uniforms, books, travel and  lunches among other things. Follow our tips below for ways to save on back-to-school costs. …


Teaching kids about money

People tend to learn more about money skills from their parents than from any other source. So, your kids will be learning about money from watching and listening to you. It is a good idea to encourage children to save …


Holiday at home

The best thing about holidaying at home is that you don’t have to spend a lot to have a great time. If you are planning a holiday at home, we have come up with some tips to help you enjoy yourself …


New baby

Before a baby arrives, there are a number of once-off purchases you will have to consider, such as a cot or car seat, as well as ongoing costs when the baby arrive, such as nappies and baby care products. To help …


Travelling abroad

Follow these money saving tips to make your holiday money go further. Before you go: Consider all your travel options, and most importantly, shop around. Many tour companies offer packages but you may find it cheaper to book the various …


Reduce your current account fees

Most banks now charge bank account fees and you may now have to comply with certain rules to qualify for free banking. If you don’t qualify for free banking there are still some simple steps you can take to reduce the amount you do pay for bank charges.


Entertaining kids on a budget

Wondering how to keep your kids entertained over the school holidays? The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have fun. We have come up with some tips to help you and your family …


Halloween

Don’t get spooked into spending! To ensure that you keep money in your pocket this Halloween, follow our spooky money saving tips: Search online, there are a number of sites selling second-hand costumes and decorations – for example your local area may …


Christmas

Christmas is an exciting time of year but many of us are short on time and money.  If you’re trying to tighten Santa’s belt this Christmas, follow our Christmas shopping tips this festive season. Leave the credit card at home …


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