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Take a look at all the blog posts Andy has written and find hundreds of tips and tricks to help you be Clever With Your Cash.

 

Spend less by using what you’ve already got

Spend less by using what you’ve already got

If you've had an expensive month then these hidden savings at home can help you spend less. We all know January is tough financially. December is always expensive, and sometimes there's a longer wait than usual between paydays. So it helps to be frugal for the month....

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The best of 2020

The best of 2020

Catch up on my top articles, podcasts and videos from the last 12 months. Over the last 12 months I've written 172 articles, recorded 64 episodes of my Cash Chats podcast and uploaded 84 videos to YouTube. And that's not including countless deals posted here on the...

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What are loyalty card points worth?

What are loyalty card points worth?

The real value of your Tesco Clubcard, Nectar, Morrisons More, Boots Advantage and Superdrug Beautycard points. If you're like me, you'll have a few loyalty cards in your wallet and swipe away when you get to the till. But do you have any idea what the points are...

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Should you regift an unwanted present?

Should you regift an unwanted present?

The do's and don'ts of passing on bad or duplicate gifts. There's a good chance at some point each year you'll be given a gift you don't want or need. It's frustrating and disappointing but also a bit awkward. So what do you do with it? What to do with unwanted...

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Changed your mind? Your refund rights

Changed your mind? Your refund rights

When you can get your money back, and when you can't. We’ve all made that impulse purchase that turns out to be not such a great idea. And we've all had items which seemed fine but over time turned out to be duds. So are you stuck with these unwanted or broken...

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The corner shop stamp rip-off

The corner shop stamp rip-off

Watch out when you're buying your stamps - some retailers will be adding a hefty markup. With most things I buy, I expect prices to vary from shop to shop. Bigger retailers will often try to undercut each other to attract your business. Smaller shops might have to...

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Netflix and Disney+ increase prices

Netflix and Disney+ increase prices

Streaming is going to get more expensive. Here's what is happening and my take on which offers the best value for money. If you sign up to Netflix or Disney+ (or both), you're set to pay an extra £12 to £24 a year on each service over the coming months. New Netflix...

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Gift cards: Should you ever use or buy them?

Gift cards: Should you ever use or buy them?

Gift cards are a popular present option, but they have a bad reputation too. Here's my look at the pros and cons. From birthday and Christmas through to leaving and wedding gifts, at some point we've all received and purchased gift cards. I think the main reason we...

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