Charity shop bargain-hunting tricks

Every January, there's a surge in donations to charity shops, thanks to folks' New Year decluttering. Charities want you to take advantage, so we've rounded up our top tricks and tips to help you find the best items – including where to head for designer clobber, spotting sales and buying online. 

How train delays paid towards my games console

Commuting’s not often associated with saving money, but if like me you frequently experience delays to your journey, I’m here to tell you there’s a way to reclaim some of your hard-earned cash via the ‘Delay Repay’ compensation scheme, which most rail companies now run. Read on to find out how I did it, and which games console I spent the money on.

Free way to recycle the 'unrecyclable', from contact lenses to crisp packets

Most of us have mastered the art of sorting and recycling our household waste. But what about those annoying items that can't be collected and recycled by your local council? From crisp packets to contact lenses, there are (literally) tons of items we still throw in the rubbish bin.