Use comparison websites such as Hoppy or Energy helpline to source the best deal for you. Don't be afraid to switch. You can save significant money by reviewing gas/electricity suppliers annually/or at contract completion, so make it a habit to ensure you get the best deal for you. The difference in choosing the right plan for you can be over £400 per year!
A lot of suppliers can help you save more money if you pay by direct debit.
For some excellent tips on saving money on energy look at the Energy Saving Trust's website. When viewing a property to buy/rent always check to see that it has double glazed windows as that can reduce heating bills and keep the home warm.
If you are renting or looking to buy a property factor in the annual cost of council tax you will need to pay as it varies between boroughs use our council tax comparison to give you a guide. Eg council tax in Wandsworth is significantly cheaper than that in Hammersmith & Fulham despite being neighboring boroughs.
You can get a 25% discount off your council tax bill for being a sole occupant or having students in your property. You can also receive a reduction in your council tax if you have a disability or have someone under care in the home (sadly family pets don't count).
The idea of insurance is to protect you and save you money from the unpredictable should it occur. Use comparison websites to source the insurance you might need to get the best quote for you. Some good websites to use are Confused, Compare the Market and Hoppy.
Car insurance can be super expensive so before considering buying a car check that you are happy to take on the insurance costs (think a £1000 plus) which are a necessity first. Other options such as Zip Car or Blue City may be worth considering if needing occasional access to a car. If you do decide to buy a car make sure you have changed your licence to a UK one as that will reduce the costs.
There are lots of options to choose when looking at home telecom costs such as landline, internet and TV. Add in online services such as Netflix and Amazon and your bills can rise. So decide what you need or don't need and then use a site such as Hoppy to help decide which is the best package for you. Factor into the cost of the annual TV licence which covers the BBC and is an annual expense for everyone with a television device in their home.
Save on Grocery Bills
We need to eat so food bills along with household items can become expensive. Make a conscious effort to keep these bills low.