Category Archives: Money Saving Ideas

Money saving ideas from Payplan

  • We hope Yule like our Christmas dinner ideas!

    Written by Mel Brown

    Supermarkets are busy; turkeys are flying off the shelves and you can’t decide how many sprouts to get for Christmas dinner. But did you know that as a nation we spend £4.7 billion on Christmas food every year, with the average household spend at £172*? Here are some tips for…

  • Decorate this Christmas on a budget

    Written by Mel Brown

    How can you make your home festive on a budget?  Here are some ways you can create a bit of Christmas sparkle in your home this year – without busting your budget.

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    What’s your Christmas budget?

    Written by Mel Brown

    You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy yourself this Christmas. In the first of our Christmas blogs, here are our top tips on how to save money, whilst still having lots of festive fun!

  • Ways to exercise and keep fit for free

    Written by Hannah S

    We’ve put together a list of things you can do for free or at very little cost…whether that’s to get fit, strong and lean, or just get yourself moving to improve your mental health.

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    The Best Things in Life Are Free

    Written by PayPlan

    This year’s theme for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek is all about connecting with nature. When you consider that more than six in ten adults say the great outdoors has had a positive impact on their mental health – it’s no surprise! So, what’s another bonus of focusing on getting back to nature? Well,…

  • Five Ways to Go Green & Save Money

    Written by PayPlan

    To celebrate #EarthDay21, we’re looking at five ways you can save money, while saving the planet… Going green isn’t just about giving up meat and plane travel. It’s an approach; a lifestyle choice geared towards reducing, reusing and – you guessed it – recycling. In many ways, going green is…

  • From one budget, to another

    From one budget, to another

    Written by Lizzie Marlow

    The 2021 Budget is a time for government to set out their spending plans for the year ahead. But, much like the rest of the year, the nation’s ongoing health and finances crisis is likely to take centre stage.So, to help you take back control, we’ve dedicated the whole of…

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    Avoiding The New Year Debt Hangover

    Written by Jane Clack

    Jane Clack, Money Advice Consultant at PayPlan, shares her best tips and tricks to help you avoid the dreaded New Year debt hangover… It’s safe to say that 2020 hasn’t been easy for any of us, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel. The rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations…

  • Your Guide to Saving Money at Lunchtime

    Written by PayPlan

    One of the UK’s top money saving brands, vouchercloud, discovered that making lunch at home could save you around £1,300 a year.Their survey revealed that 62% of British workers chose to purchase their lunch during the week, costing over £1,800 annually. Those who made packed lunches in the same period…

  • Take stock of your financial wellbeing this summer

    Take stock of your financial wellbeing this summer

    Written by Lizzie Marlow

    We’ve known for quite a while that this summer will be different. This, perhaps, quieter and closer to home summer does give us the chance to take stock of our current habits, such as how we spend our money and why. Financial health check-upYou may have heard of the term financial wellbeing…

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    How much money can you save in lockdown?

    Written by Tom James

    Due to lockdown, we’re seeing a lot of people across the UK either receiving 80% of their usual salary or having a significantly reduced income for an unknown amount of time.

  • Top tips to cut costs during Coronavirus

    Written by Tom James

    To help you budget better in these uncertain times, we’ve compiled a handy list of the ways you could save on your everyday outgoings.Check out your subscriptionsWhether you’re a gym buff, a film fanatic or a sporting supremo, you may keep up with your interests by way of a monthly…

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    How to Save Money on Household Bills

    Written by Tom James

    This is a guest blog on how to save money on household bills from Compare The Market.Sometimes it can be difficult to avoid debt if your expenditures are greater than your income but making small changes to your lifestyle and shopping around for better deals can help you to save…

  • 5 Ways to Make Christmas More Affordable

    Written by Tom James

    Christmas might still be six weeks away but it is an expensive time of year - a time when a lot of people start to feel overwhelmed by the costs and turn to credit for help. This week's blog post offers some cost cutting tips to help make your Christmas…

  • Don’t Let Black Friday Land You in Debt!

    Written by PayPlan

    Christmas is on the horizon and many people will be out bargain hunting this weekend on Black Friday & Cyber Monday… Get savvy with the ‘special offers’! Every year shoppers in the UK raid both the high street and the Internet to pick up cheap deals in the US-inspired shopping…

  • Cheap holiday ideas for 2020

    Written by PayPlan

    Going back to work and facing reality again after some time off at Christmas can give even the most positive person cause to feel a bit down. It’s understandable, then, that the months after Christmas are some of the most popular times of the year to go in search of…

  • How to budget in 2020

    Written by PayPlan

    The new year symbolizes a fresh start and a chance to make changes in your life. You may feel the pinch after a period of heavy Christmas spending, and, given the current financial and political climate, it’s easy to be sceptical about the future in 2020. A third of people…