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Monthly cost cutting: Effective ways to reduce expenses

There are dozens of ways to save money, but many people are put off by the fact they know it means making sacrifices. Nevertheless, there are many benefits of changing your lifestyle to get out of debt and take control of your life. If you don’t know where to start, we’ve put together a list of ways to help you reduce your expenses and save money: Set goals Set yourself an attainable and realistic goals....

How Will Brexit Impact the UK Auto Industry?

Two years ago, car sales in the UK were rising. In 2016 alone, 2.7 million new cars were registered, marking the automotive industry’s 5th year of record sales numbers. In 2017, car sales saw a decline. The BBC reports that by September, car sales fell by 9% compared to the same period in 2016. There were two factors that affected car sales. The first was the ramifications from the Volkswagen emissions...

Raise some cash for your savings account

Raising money to put away into a savings account is no easy matter these days. If your loose change is not in the bank, you’ll probably be tempted to spend it! If you’re really serious about some money, you’ll need to put the cash in to a savings account, this will help you build the savings that you really need for some future purchase such as: House or Flat New Car Holiday Family Rainy...

Feel the love this Valentine’s and not the hefty bank balance!

Frugal love doesn’t sound very attractive does it, but romance on a budget doesn’t have to equate to fake diamonds and gold plated jewellery. A tight budget moves the emphasis away from collateral and onto creativity, which can mean much more personal and unique expressions of devotion. So go on, try doing something original on February the 14th 2018. Here are a few very simple ideas to get you thinking: Make...

The Cost of Christmas

The best things in life are free – except at Christmas it seems. Despite being known as a time for peace and joy, many will be left with the stress of repaying debts accumulated in the lead up to the festive period by choosing to spread the cost of purchases over credit cards, overdrafts and personal loans. Research conducted by international banking and financial services group ING revealed that British shoppers...

House shares and how to better manage  household finances

House shares are an excellent way to save money on household bills and expenditures, however it’s important to learn how to manage household finances, to avoid late bill payments and potential disagreements between housemates. If you’ve had difficulties with house shares in the past, or you’re sharing a house for the first time, these tips from icount will provide you with the best information on how to...