How to give to charity for free with loyalty points, cashback and rewards

If you want to help a worthy cause but are strapped for cash, there are still ways you can donate. A few loyalty schemes allow you to donate your rewards points to selected charities, which is a great way to give without feeling the pinch.

25 tricks to boost storage and improve the look of your home

Want to save on space and spruce up your house or flat? There are lots of nifty MoneySaving tricks to 'pimp your home' for less, from low-cost ways to make your bathroom sparkle to raising your bed to create storage space underneath. 

How to make fake blood: A last-minute Halloween make-up trick (or treat)

Ahhhh - not sorted your Halloween costume yet? Here's a quick tip on how to make fake blood using three ingredients you may already have in the kitchen cupboard.

Free tool to help detect 'fake' Amazon and TripAdvisor reviews

Online reviews have changed the face of shopping and travel. Whether you're after an inflatable flamingo, Halloween costume or honeymoon hotel, it's possible to instantly mine the online opinions of swathes of people. But can you trust everything you read?

Why I paid a 7-year-old to draw me a picture

In January, I became a dad, and while pocket money's probably a way off (our nine-month-old baby isn't pestering us yet), it's something I've already thought about. How much would I pay, and what could my kid do to earn it?

My landlord charged me £100 to replace a lightbulb... and then another £50 to clean it

How many landlords does it take to change a lightbulb? It might sound like another variation on the classic joke format, but it's a genuine question my four flatmates and I were left asking last year after our landlord at the time tried to take £150 from our deposit to replace and clean just ONE lightbulb.

Is couponing kaput?

Couponing and in particular, extreme couponing, took the UK by storm in 2012-2013 and many of us have enjoyed years of free goodies and following the escapades of couponers like our Coupon Kid, Jordon – see how he got £105 of shopping for £1.62 as an example. Recently, although the availability of coupons ebbs and flows, we’ve seen the rise (and sometimes fall) of cashback websites begin to outstrip traditional coupons. So, is it just a blip or is couponing kaput?

British Airways launches flight sale - is it any good?

British Airways has launched a worldwide sale on flights and holidays as long as you book by 25 September. It includes £317 return flights from London to New York and £512 returns to Cape Town. But you can never assume a sale price means it's the best deal, nor whether the deals are available when you want to travel, so we've crunched the numbers.

Solar energy payments are set to be slashed - will getting panels still be worth it?

The sun is to set on solar energy payments next March, as the Government proposes to end the payment scheme for generating solar energy and exporting it back to the grid.