A MoneySavingIdiot claims for a train delay

My name is Kelvin, I'm a features writer at MoneySavingExpert.com... and I'm an idiot with money. I've no excuse – after all, I write for the UK's biggest consumer website. But sadly, while I play a part in helping people save every day using MSE, my personal relationship with cash is a mix of fleeting highs and lingering regret.

Is this the smallest ever PPI payout?

Here at MSE we've been banging on about PPI reclaiming for years – and with good reason. After a massive number of policies were mis-sold, an estimated £34 BILLION has been paid out so far. But while some MoneySavers have reclaimed £1,000s or even £10,000s, it's not all about the big money...

Eight ways to grab 'free' Amazon vouchers

I've found loads of ways to earn free Amazon vouchers. In fact, I reckon over the last year I've earned several hundred pounds' worth. Even after a fair amount of shopping, (which included Christmas presents and fancy Joseph Joseph gadgets for my flat...) I currently have a satisfying £150 sitting in my Amazon account.

Driving in Europe after Brexit need-to-knows

Much is still up in the air about Brexit, but if you'll be motoring in Europe on or after Friday 29 March, there are some important checks you need to start making sooner rather than later.

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.

Charity shop bargain-hunting tricks

There's been a surge in donations to charity shops this month, with the 'Marie Kondo' effect at least partly responsible. Charities want you to take advantage – so we've rounded up our top tricks and tips to help you find the best items...

12 ways to STOP wasting food and drink

Are you always throwing out food that’s gone off? In November it was claimed that new food labelling guidance could save shoppers £1 billion a year by prolonging the lifespan of food and stopping edible items being thrown out. That’s likely to be introduced later this year – but in the meantime we’ve 12 tips to help you stop throwing...

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.

How to BEAT school holiday travel price hikes

There's a collective 'GRRRRR' from parents about holiday price hikes when term ends – the cost of flights, hotels and package holidays always seems to rocket. Yet the law's plain. You can't take kids out of school for unauthorised vacations without being fined (see our Term-time holidays 60-second guide for the full lowdown).

Got a student loan? Bizarrely, working extra shifts or getting a bonus this Christmas could COST you cash

Many people may be hoping to earn a bit more cash over the Xmas period. You might be getting triple pay for working on Christmas Day, getting cash for covering shifts of those who want time off or – if you're lucky – simply receiving a nice bonus from your employer. Bizarrely though, if you're a student loan borrower, a festive spike in your income could actually leave you with less money in your pocket...