14 night holiday to Marmaris, Turkey for just £89pp including flights, hotel, transfers and luggage!! @Thomson – HotUKDeals

Great deal spotted by our head Deal Hunter!!!! Good job F

14 night holiday to Marmaris, Turkey for just £89pp including flights, hotel, transfers and luggage!! @Thomson. Find more deals, discounts & voucher codes at HotUKDeals.

Source: 14 night holiday to Marmaris, Turkey for just £89pp including flights, hotel, transfers and luggage!! @Thomson – HotUKDeals

Is it Worth Getting a Water Meter?

Is it worth switching to a water meter?

Step one – work out how you’re paying

There are two ways you can pay your water bill:
You pay a set price per year. This is called rate-able billing. How much you pay depends on your home –

You have a water meter. This means you pay for the water you use.
If you’re not sure how you pay, take a look at your bill. You can read more on https://www.thameswater.co.uk/My-Account/Billing-and-payment/Your-bill-explained


Generally speaking, the bigger your home and the fewer people that live in it, the more likely you are to save money with a water meter. But, don’t try to change without checking with the calculator!

Step two – work out if it’s worth switching
If you’re on rate-able billing, you can choose to get a water meter instead. This can be cheaper, but it isn’t always. To see if it’s right for you, use a water usage calculator.You can use the calculator on the Consumer Council for Water website.

http://www.ccwater.org.uk/watermetercalculator/

You’ll just need to estimate a few details about your water use – like how often you flush the loo – and it’ll show how much you could save compared to your current rate-able bill.
Use the Consumer Council for Water’s calculator.
If your water use changes – perhaps when the kids leave home – you might want to try the calculator again.
Can’t get a water meter?
If your water supplier can’t provide you with a water meter, they are obliged to offer you an alternative to compensate. This alternative is called an Assessed Charge , this is usually results in a saving of about 1/3 or on average £150 per year.
Some water company s allow you to change back to rate-able value based billing – Thames Water does allow this, Affinity Water does not!

If you have a metre, here are some tips on how to save water

https://www.affinitywater.co.uk/water-saving-programme.aspx

Also here are some free water saving gadgets

http://freebies.thameswater.co.uk/

If you are having problems paying your bill, below are some links for how to get help

https://www.thameswater.co.uk/my-account/billing-and-payment/help-paying-your-bill/customer-assistance-fund

https://www.affinitywater.co.uk/struggling-to-pay-your-bill.aspx

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Amazon Prime Day date announced as the online retailer slashes the price of Prime membership to £59 – Mirror Online

The countdown to Prime Day 2017 is on as Amazon announce the third huge annual sale event will take place on 11th July

Source: Amazon Prime Day date announced as the online retailer slashes the price of Prime membership to £59 – Mirror Online

Chasing After Sun Part 1

 

 

So after the last 2 weeks of glorious weather and seeing lots of people reaching for the After Sun, we can assume that was the best of it……….

So what a lot of people will be looking forward to are their Summer Holidays, in search of the Sun again, so here are some good tips for those Holiday hunting and general holiday too:

• Apparently Tuesday is the day you get the best deals for saving money on Hotels, holidays and flights
• Delete your cookies, as airlines track these to increase ticket prices in order to bullying you into booking your flights, as they can see how many times you have checked the prices.
• Use Packing Cubes, they help maximise your luggage space
http://www.lakeland.co.uk/22862/3-Packing-Squares
• Booking your hotel on the first day of your holiday, as this can lead to great discounts. However if this makes you nervous you can book a hotel with a liberal cancellation policy and if you find a better deal, you can cancel the more expensive one.
• Be prepared financially and ensure you get the best card for usage abroad, here are some suggestions
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-travel-money
• Trust locals, you maybe distrustful of them, but when it comes to finding good value and tasty food. Always look for restaurants that have the most locals inside.

Millions of households paying £50 a month to watch sports – that they can actually watch for free – Mirror Online

Sports mad Brits are paying a fortune to watch their favourite matches – but why pay when 7 in 10 of the biggest sporting events this summer will be free to watch on standard television

Source: Millions of households paying £50 a month to watch sports – that they can actually watch for free – Mirror Online

MTTM Podcast 136 – Money zoning, Will.i.am & new mobile roaming rules – Money To The Masses

Great explanation of new roaming rules, make sure you dont fall victim to charges when you travel.

New EU rule on mobile phone roaming charges. I answer important money questions. How Will.I.am inspired me to create the concept of money-zoning.

Source: MTTM Podcast 136 – Money zoning, Will.i.am & new mobile roaming rules – Money To The Masses

Bonanza! The 6 banks throwing more than £100 at anyone who switches to them – and what else you get – Mirror Online

In a desperate bid to get more business, a string of banks are now throwing cold hard cash at anyone who will move to them – this is what they’re offering

Source: Bonanza! The 6 banks throwing more than £100 at anyone who switches to them – and what else you get – Mirror Online

Energy price cap kicked into the long grass as Queen’s speech makes NO reference to original Tory pledge – Mirror Online

Her Majesty said there are plans to “ensure fairer markets for consumers” to tackle the ongoing issue of rising energy bills for hard-pressed families – but the much-vaunted price cap has disappeared

Source: Energy price cap kicked into the long grass as Queen’s speech makes NO reference to original Tory pledge – Mirror Online

Fathers Day, Are we Getting it Wrong? Our Fantastic (Cheaper….Cough) Alternatives to a Gift

 

Here at It’s Your Money, we believe that Fathers are more appreciative of a helping hand or asking him for some advice, rather than a bunch of flowers. Which coincides with the idea of frugality and also practicality. According to this article by the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40260169

Father’s Day facts

  • The modern Father’s Day is an American invention, with the first widespread celebration taking place on 1910, two year’s after the first Mother’s Day celebration
  • While Mother’s Day was officially recognised by the US government in 1913, Father’s Day had to wait until 1972
  • Unlike Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is celebrated on the same day in the US and the UK – the third Sunday in June
  • Portugal, Spain and Italy are rare exceptions, celebrating Father’s Day on 19 March, which is also St Joseph’s Day – the date chosen to celebrate Joseph, the husband of Jesus’ mother
  • Father’s Day started to be marked in the UK after World War Two
  • More than 70 countries now mark Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June

In Conclusion

We apparently spend a third more on Mothers Day gifts than Fathers Day ones, so I think our advice would be much more personal and well received. Alternatively there is always a Champions League Final Ticket for next year…….