Reselling tickets for profit: Legal ticket tout or money making genius?

Have you ever wanted to buy tickets to a gig, theatre or comedy show only to find the tickets have sold out almost instantly and you’ve been left without? To add insult to injury those tickets appear on a secondary ticketing website such as Viagogo, Stubhub, GET ME IN! or Seatwave within minutes but at double the...

Roses anyone? Yodel’s leaving some of them out in the open

Valentine’s Day. A day of (hopefully) love, giving, time spent with a special one and… delivery firm Yodel leaving people’s flowers on the pavement. OK, so I may have exaggerated that final point a tad, but I was astounded to get to the front door of my apartment block on Saturday afternoon to see a box of...

Planning a spring clean or declutter this month? We can help

As part of our New Year’s Resolutions campaign we hosted a #dumpyourjunk decluttering Twitter chat with founder of ‘Zero Waste Week’ Rachelle Strauss (known to many as Mrs Green). What was originally planned as a half hour Q&A turned into an inspirational, hour-long Twitter party with many other declutterers joining in. The tips that came out of...

Top 10 Team Blogs of 2014

As we’re coming towards the end of January (and hopefully one step closer to some warmer weather!), I thought now would be a good time to publish our top 10 team blogs of 2014. Hopefully you’ll already have read these posts, but if not, why not have a read now? And please keep coming back this year...

My New Year’s resolutions – why my decluttering resolution includes cyber security

While many people are giving up smoking, getting fitter, clearing their debts, etc,  my New Year’s resolution is to try to be better organised and declutter. One resolution I don’t think we hear much about though is doing more to make sure we’re safe online. It shouldn’t be overlooked as it’s hugely important. Use a weak password or...

When talking pensions, do you know the difference between guidance and advice?

This is a blog about pensions. So stop searching for your first profile picture to post on Facebook, stop watching the hilarious video of the cop singing along to Taylor Swift, that can wait – what I’m about to say is more important (you can always watch the funny video afterwards, it’s worth it). If you’re retiring...

Living without Sky – we did it!

Back in 2012 I did a TV viewing audit and decided we weren’t watching Sky channels enough for it to be worth paying for them. We’d had Sky TV for a few years and had considered cancelling before we decided to move house, but we were offered free installation with a new dish and a discounted package...

The trials and tribulations of changing from a Miss to a Mrs

I got married back in September. If you Google the process of how to change your name on important documents after you get married, you’ll be faced with an abundance of feminist-driven articles about why women shouldn’t feel in this day and age like they have to change their name when they get married. That isn’t what...

Having a DIY fireworks display for New Year’s Eve? Here’s how to do it safely

If you’re planning a New Year’s Eve party with fireworks and sparklers, it’s important you are safety-conscious as well as MoneySaving. For Bonfire Night 2014 we ran a Fire Safety Twitter Q&A with the Manchester Fire and Rescue Service using the #bonfirenight hashtag. One key point made by the fire team was that shoppers should make sure...

Downshift your Christmas dinner and feed six people for £15 … with all the trimmings

It’s easy to get carried away with a festive food shop. Christmas is, after all, an indulgent time of year. But with a bit of planning it’s still possible to cut costs. Here I reveal how much you save if you shop around, ‘downshift’ on branded items – and avoid stocking up for a zombie apocalypse.  1. Compare...