Cut heating bills by up to 10%Turn your thermostat down. Sounds obvious - and a bit harsh - but the Energy Savings Trust has a heart-warming statistic for you. Apparently, just one teensy degree Celsius lower could save you around £80 a year.
Switch your energy suppliers on and offThere are more and more of them these days, so shop around and get the best introductory offers. Ofgem reckons over half of UK households could save up to £300 by showing less gas and leccy loyalty, so be a fuel flirt in 2018.
Learn to haggleIt may not seem very British, but Which? reckons you could save an average of £156 a year by negotiating better deals with broadband, insurance and mobile phone providers. (Feel free to use the word “negotiate” if it feels better than “haggle”.)
Curse of the vampire subscriptionsOld, forgotten direct debits might be quietly leeching away your savings. The Money Advice Service recommends you check your bank statements carefully and see if you’re still paying subscriptions for services you don’t use any more.
Cancel your gym membershipThe average UK gym membership is around £384 a year. If you’re not getting your money’s worth, thisismoney.co.uk suggests you cancel and go for runs in the free, fresh air. Or at least switch to pay-as-you-go classes so you’re in control.
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