Help needed! Any money saving tips please.

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Found 17th Jun 2008
We have to get our 1st mortgage in a few months & have to raise as much money as possible for a deposit.

Does any one have any money saving ideas?

8 Comments

run away from this site!!

for a money saving site i seem to spend a fortune on all the great deals i wouldnt have otherwise known about hehe

onlyme23;2334059

run away from this site!!for a money saving site i seem to spend a … run away from this site!!for a money saving site i seem to spend a fortune on all the great deals i wouldnt have otherwise known about hehe


Ditto .... best get ya skates on .!!!!! :w00t:

u could do a car boot:thumbsup:

Banned

Sell old stuff on eBay.

Get some tips from moneysavingexpert.com/

Sorry if this sounds a bit calvinist, but it works.
[SIZE=4]Immediately-[/SIZE]
Stop smoking
No take aways
No snacks, biccies or chocolate (OK chocolate in emergency - but ration it!)
Stop buying newspapers, magazines, CDs etc
Buy fresh veggies/meat from market stall or budget range from s/markets
Buy bigger packs of rice/pasta etc
Do batch cooking with veggies and freeze extra portions for later
Make soup every week - lots - and have it 2/3 times a week
Cut booze down to 1/2 evenings per week (or cut out completely if possible)
Walk or cycle when possible
[FONT=Arial]Set a weekly budget and stick to it[/FONT]

[SIZE=4]Medium term[/SIZE]

If shopping at supermarket, try to go at markdown time and buy bread, meat (Ginsters pasties :whistling:) etc at reduced prices and freeze that day
Check previous credit card/bank statements to spot your spending high spots and avoid them
Reduce spending on clothes - buy only necessities
Don't go on holiday (unless you get a last minute bargain - even then, think twice)
Put money saved into a cash ISA - higher interest tax free choose one that does not cost you interest

I know this sounds rough but it is only for a short time and you will be buying a house you will enjoy that.

Hope this helps :thumbsup:

whenu buy something under a tenner, use a £20 note and save the change in a money jar...,
this prob isnt very helpful....

onlyme23;2334059

run away from this site!! for a money saving site i seem to spend a … run away from this site!! for a money saving site i seem to spend a fortune on all the great deals i wouldnt have otherwise known about hehe



I agree, this is a start! Next rob a bank! :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Great advice peps

Wish me luck!
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