6 June 2013

Don't Let Bills Get You Down

It seems like almost daily bills are raising and getting to the point where they are ridiculously high and the need for having necessities cut is essential. 

Such things as trying to get the best deal from your mobile network provider or even switching the provider you are with to get the best price can help and cutting off your digital television channels and using children's DVD's to keep the kids happy instead. How much would save just by doing both of these?

Use comparison sites to get the best deals on your utility bills and insurance quotes. Be vigilant, get as many quotes as you can and when you are satisfied that you are getting the best deal then accept it. Why not even consider environmentally friendly alternatives such as solar panels (like the ones here ) and save yourself a small fortune in the long run?

But not just normal electricity and utility bills are going up. When you cannot afford to buy food to feed your kids, that's when you know that something is wrong. Oxfam have said that a new study shows that more than 500,000 people are relying on food banks just to be able to feed themselves. How? How in such a day and age is our country going into meltdown?

Activities for children cost a fortune too. I've looked online at going to days out with Thomas to do craft activities that can raise up to around £50 for one days session. Instead we decided to do it ourselves. An empty cardboard box and some paints and we were away. Just take a look at the mega tower we built here. A whole day of fun for free. It was so easy to make too. 

You can use anything as toys, upside down pans for drums, empty washing up bottles for water guns (make sure they are thoroughly cleaned before using) and old sheets to make funny costumes.

In this day and age when we have so many avenues to go down at our disposal. Don't let bills bring you down. Do something about it and make sure you are getting the best deal and don't pay for something that is just getting wasted.


9 comments:

  1. Our bill was sky high this month :( I think everyone is feeling the pinch these days unless your wealthy.
    http://www.joannavictoria.co.uk/

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    1. I know what you mean, everything has gone sky high

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  2. It is absurd how expensive everything is nowadays. We have zero money after the bills have gone out, and if we desperately need something, it comes out of the money we put back for gas and electric.

    http://xmylifeasamummyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. We are the same, having to swap money about to fit the things that need paying first

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  3. I try and save money wherever possible to put towards the gas & electric bill - which I dread arriving. Not much spare at the end of the month at all.

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  4. if you're willing to get at five in the morning a car boots are great way to boost your income..all stock can be found lying around your house gathering dust..get the kids involved to learn the value of money and earn their way to Thomas land.

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  5. leah I have been interested in trying out carbooting to make money

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  6. Bills are sky high yet wages aren't rising to accommodate. It's a sad state of affairs.
    I can't get my head around so many people needing food backs - it's shocking.

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  7. Love the idea of the mega tower for use as a toy. I've learnt the hard way not to buy expensive toys for my girls! In fact, santa this year let me in on a little secret and told me the stocking fillers were from poundland- low and behold they're the most played with toys still in July lol ;)

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