Spring clean your finances

House Piggy Bank Money SavingSpring is finally here, so while you’re spring cleaning your home, why not do the same with your finances?

  • When did you last review your household bills? Visit the Money Helper website to use the free online tool to help budget, keep track of your finances and see if you can save money.
  • If you’re looking to remortgage, take some time to look about for better options. Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert, suggests doing an online search to see what mortgage rates are out there and then speaking to a mortgage broker to see if they can beat it.
  • Broadband and mobile phones can be expensive. Many people are on old contracts and paying more than they need to so it’s worth checking as you may be able to reduce your bill.
  • Could you be overpaying for prescription charges? If you need more than 3 items in 3 months, or 11 items in 12 months, you’ll save money by using the NHS prescription payment certificate (PPC). Further information can be found on the NHS PPC website.