For those on a low income food is one of the biggest outgoings. The tips below will show you how to save.
Living on a low income
These tips could help you make extra income. But remember, if you receive benefits you will need to declare any income.
In 2009 a Guardian journalist set himself the challenge of living for a week (after rent and bills) for £10. His experience may give you a few tips for reducing your own spending.
No big outlay, no MOT, no Road Tax, no insurance, no fuel, no major servicing jobs. What better way to save money and keep fit at the same time?
The price of a pint has risen and risen as the government squeezes every last penny in tax it can. By making your own beer you can turn the clock back 30 years and enjoy a decent pint for just 20p!
There's a lot of companies offering money for your old mobile so finding the best deal can be time consuming. The search engine below will help you find the best deal between a number of firms.
Going green doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, you can make money when you take advantage of these environmentally friendly schemes – helping you to combat climate change and benefit your bank balance.
The internet is a great place to spend time and money, but with a bit of creative thinking there are plenty of ways to make pennies and pounds online.
Whether you rent or own, your home could help give you an income in your time of need.
Making a spending plan - and sticking to it - is a sensible way of dealing with the lower income that comes with unemployment or economic inactivity.