With inflation hitting its highest level since 1982, the harder the squeeze on our finances. But as always, we’re here to offer the best money-saving tips and tricks to help your budget go further. Let’s get straight to it…
The average food shop is expected to rise by £380 this year due to the impact of inflation, according to new figures from research firm Kantar. To help you avoid (or at least minimise) the pinch, check out The Money Edit’s top tips for cutting down your food bill. Check out The Money Edit’s food shop hacks
If you’re out of contract with your current broadband provider, now is the perfect time to see if you can get a better deal. To help, Look After My Bills has launched a new broadband comparison service. Simply answer a couple of quick questions about your needs and our new tool will show you the best deals.
We’ve included some great deals we’ve spotted below. All links go to our new comparison tool.
In case you missed it, we’re sharing this popular story with you again given how pertinent it is. With the price cap due to rise significantly in the autumn (with the forecasted hike up again, sadly), could fixing now and paying more for your energy between now and October, mean you pay less overall? For some people, this might be the case. The Money Edit analyses the data.
With the Passport Office facing an unprecedented influx of applications post-lockdown, it could take longer than you think to get or renew your passport. Good To explains how long it takes, how to fast-track your application and why you should have your valid passport in place before you book your holiday. Check out Good To’s guide to getting a passport
Looking to make the most of your money? Now could be the time to consider switching bank accounts. The Money Edit explains how this deal from Nationwide, which includes 5% interest on balances up to £1,500 for the first 12 months, compares to the best accounts available right now. See The Money Edit’s round up of the best bank accounts
Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, the mega retailer is releasing some early deals for its Prime members. Right now you can get a four month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited, and three-month subscriptions to both Kindle Unlimited and Audible for free. Check out T3’s round up for all the details
With only a limited time left before paper £20 and £50 notes stop being legal tender, The Money Edit explains what you can do with old bank notes and coins to make them spendable again. See The Money Edit’s bank note explainer
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