Category Archives: Saving Money

Negative outlook for a few more years in store for some

Homeowners in Huddersfield who find themselves caught in the negative equity trap are looking at a long wait before they will see a profit on their homes. Estate agents in the area have agreed with the figures from the National Housing Federation; who say that those homebuyers who bought when the housing boom was at its peak in 2007 will have to wait at least four years before they turn the corner.
Negative equity occurs when the value of a property falls below the value of […]

Do not buy a new Computer, upgrade it instead

If a computer in the home is becoming a little dated and has old versions of software and programmes on it, before deciding to throw it away and buy a new computer, it is possible to have the latest software on your computer by simply upgrading it to match the latest new machines. There are lots of things that can be changed and tinkering with it will make it run faster, be more compatible and just simply perform better. Tell your household insurance company about […]

A cast iron certainty to improve a bathroom

Early plumbing systems for a bath have been documented as far back as far as 3300 BC with the finding of copper water pipes underneath a palace in the Indus Valley Civilization of ancient India. The Roman Empire of over 2000 years ago was famous for its love of bathing. Around 500BC all Roman citizens were encouraged to visit the many public baths on a daily basis. The Romans used marble for the bath tubs with bronze and lead for the pipes, they also created […]

A tasty way to start saving the planet

Growing your own food is one of the easiest ways of reducing a carbon footprint. There are not many better feelings than snapping off some leeks, pulling a handful of new potatoes or harvesting green beans from the garden. With money still tight for most people, home gardening is a great way to eat affordable and healthy food, as well as connect with nature and have the joy of watching them grow. Leeks are a very easy vegetable to grow and also one of the […]

Beware the rogue builder

Finding out that a rogue builder has been hired for a job in the home is a terrible feeling. Months of planning and putting away hard earned cash in readiness for the realisation of a dream, decimated by the actions of a conman.
Thousands of people fall victim to rogue builders every year, they are not just the scourge of households but of the construction industry as well. It is true that they only make up a small minority of those working in the building trade, […]

Top Tips to Save Money on Your Home Insurance

Ultimately, when purchasing home insurance, the price you pay will depend on your circumstances (i.e. where your property is situated, your claims history) and the amount of cover you need. It’s also really important that you do not compromise on your home insurance cover just to get a cheaper premium – if the worst happens, you don’t want to find that you’re not covered.
That said, there are a number of ways to save money on your home insurance premium, and within this post we’ll take […]