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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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How to automate your savings

How to automate your savings

Making putting your money into savings an automatic event is an easy way to see your savings grow. Often one of the biggest barriers to putting money into savings is simply remembering to do it. So your salary comes into your current account and stays there. Some of...

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Swap old clothes for H&M, M&S or New Look vouchers

Swap old clothes for H&M, M&S or New Look vouchers

Planning on upgrading your wardrobe? Get rid of some old gear to help save on something new.  H&M, M&S and New Look all have schemes that let you swap old clothes for vouchers. It's a great way to clear the clutter and save at the same time. Plus it's far...

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The best of 2019

The best of 2019

Catch up on the top articles, podcasts and videos from the last 12 months. As we say goodbye to 2019 (and the decade) I thought it would be a good time to look back on the most popular content from Be Clever With Your Cash. Here on the blog I've written 149 articles...

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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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Tricks to afford an annual rail season ticket

Tricks to afford an annual rail season ticket

Save hundreds of pounds on your rail commute by spreading the cost of an annual season ticket. Every January trains fares jump up, and 2020 will be no different. It's been announced tickets will go up by an average of 2.7% from January 2nd. And even though it's less...

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Best value ways to stream movies at home

Best value ways to stream movies at home

Sky Store, Google Play, Rakuten and Chili vs Netflix, Amazon and NOW TV. Whether you should rent a film online or watch it via a subscription service depends on a few factors. Cost is an obvious one, and there are ways to pay less than the headline prices. But you...

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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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How to get a refund for delayed trains

How to get a refund for delayed trains

Not only can you claim back money if your train is delayed, you can get cash rather than those annoying train travel vouchers. I hate being late. I'll always try to leave early, if not bang on time, so any kind of delay is the kind of thing that really p*sses me off....

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