Money

Be price savvy and barter on the high street!

Be price savvy and barter on the high street!

Bartering on the high street is something that many of us wouldn’t even consider, as many think the price you see is the price you pay. Well this isn’t necessarily the case because if you don’t ask, you won’t get… and what’s the worst that can happen? They say “no”!   By law, until money’s changed hands on a product or service, no contract has been agreed. What you need is a bit of ‘chutzpah’... »

Taking your mobile on holiday?

Taking your mobile on holiday?

Travelling to Europe this summer? Will you be using your mobile phone? Don’t get caught out with hefty call charges. If you can’t leave your mobile phone at home then you can expect to pay. This is a brief guide of what to consider and look out for… Roaming Roaming is when you connect to an overseas network and calls are routed via that network provider – normally at a substantially increased cost... »

Smart Ways To Save Money In 2015

Smart Ways To Save Money In 2015

It’s the start of a New Year, and of course, it’s the start of January, a month often cited as the worst for your finances. So here at Savvy Towers we’ve been busy thinking of smart ways to help you save some money in 2015. Not Going Out OK, we’re not saying that your social life needs to end just to save some cash, but it’s an often overlooked way of having a good ti... »

On The First Day Of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me….

On The First Day Of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me….

We all know the song, and whilst Christmas is the time of giving presents, we also think that a little can go a very long way indeed. So once the big day is upon us and the iPads, Playstations and Bikes have been unwrapped, why not turn your attention to some philanthropic activities where a small amount can make a difference and really make someone’s Christmas.   Day 1 Thursday December 25th... »

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Merry Christmas to all our Savvy readers. We’ll be back after the festivities to provide with more ways to save you time, effort and money!   From all of the team we hope you have a very Merry Christmas!   The Savvy Elfs   Header Image Credit »

The End Of An Era: No More Orange Wednesday’s

The End Of An Era: No More Orange Wednesday’s

As was widely reported last week, EE – the company that now owns both Orange & T-Mobile networks – has announced that the decade long promotion will be coming to a close on February 25th 2015. Along with the cinema offer the announcement was also made that the 2for1 offer at PizzaExpress would also be ending on the same date. However, customers need not despair. The company has hinted at a new... »

See What You Can Do With Just £100 A Month

See What You Can Do With Just £100 A Month

By aiming to have £100 a month left over once you’ve paid all your bills, consider some of the below ideas of what to do with it.   Open A Cash ISA There are some decent deals around at the moment and for this current tax year you can invest up to £15,000 tax free. Most can be opened with just £100.   Make Regular Savings Set up a savings account – many can be opened with a small balance... »

Saving Tips For The Year Ahead

Saving Tips For The Year Ahead

OK, so we haven’t even got to Christmas yet but given that this time of year puts all sorts of pressure on the wallet, we want you to be ready to recover your finances in the new year. According to recent research, just under a third of families have less than £500 set aside, and nobody is immune from emergencies – from the car breaking down, the boiler packing up or worse, losing your job. Saving... »

There’s An App For That: Time Is Money 

There’s An App For That: Time Is Money 

Well technically this is a Chrome extension rather than a traditional app, but nonetheless, offers some useful info. Essentially this plug-in calculates how long in terms of minutes and hours you would need to work to afford a particular item. For example, that new bike is going to take you months before you can afford it! All the extension needs is your estimated hourly rate and so there’s no mor... »

6 Money Worries to be Wary of this Christmas

6 Money Worries to be Wary of this Christmas

Christmas can be a testing time of year for finances. It’s important to relax and have fun this time of year, but excess should really be limited to the food and drink rather than the family finances. Here are some things to keep an eye on through the holiday period and into the New Year.   1. Interest Rates on Credit Cards   Not only can your balance creep up over the holidays, but if y... »

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