The problem with energy switching is it’s painfully dull and takes far too long. But it starts off easily enough. You simply punch in your postcode into a comparison site, along with how much energy you use or how much you pay for it and some details about your current tariff. Then up springs a list of all the deals that could save you money.
“It’s only £1,000 a month, in a great area, mate. A real bargain.”
And so, early on Saturday, began the latest episode in the seemingly never-ending saga of trying to find somewhere to live.
Are you a regular commuter with a yearly season ticket? Expensive isn’t it? We pay more than any other European country for our train travel, especially if you commute into London. So if you have to pay out such a large part of your hard-earned cash you should at least make the most of the benefits that annual “Gold Card” season tickets offer.
My Christmas shopping starts in January when I pick up all my cards, decorations and other items for a fraction of the original prices. At the beginning of the year, for example, Asda was selling off Christmas crackers for 20p a box. However, even with a month or less to go, there are plenty of ways to keep Christmas spending down.