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CommuterClub Review – How To Get Discounted London Underground Train Tickets and Save Money

As the famous saying goes ‘nothing is certain but death an taxes.’ It seems that we now can add a third item to the list, increasing train prices. It simply amazes me to see how rapidly train prices go up every year. And with every passing year, more and more of my hard earned money goes towards paying higher costs on the underground. The only way to reduce your travel is to buy an annual ticket which are usually priced at a discount of 15-30% compared to tickets that are bought on a monthly or weekly basis. But let’s face it, no one has the money to pay over £1,000 […]


Split Ticketing Websites – Where To Buy Cheap Train Tickets Online

As train tickets prices keep moving upwards, the popularity of split-tickets is on the rise. Split-tickets is where you buy two or more cheaper tickets for your entire journey instead of one direct ticket. For example, if you are travelling from Nottingham to Manchester, instead of buying a ticket from Nottingham directly to Manchester,  it would be cheaper to use split tickets by purchasing a ticket from Nottingham to Sheffield and Sheffield to Manchester. This way you can save on money than the more direct route. The best part is you don’t have to switch trains in Sheffield as the same train goes all the way to Manchester. Websites where […]


Simple Tricks To Save Money On Buying a Car

Everybody loves spending money on cars. Many of us like to think that cars are intertwined with our identity and depict our status in society. With this mindset, people spend frivolously on cars stretching their budget to the absolute maximum. But cars are the absolute worse investment you can make. If you buy a brand new car and you drive it off the lot, the moment you drive it off the lot, it has gone down in value at least 30%. So say you buy a £30,000 car. You drive it off the lot, you go round the corner and you bring it back. The dealer will give you back […]


Tips from The Shoppers Guide to Saving Money 1

This brand new Channel 4 show looks at whether or not we as consumers are getting a good deal when we spend our money. This is a show for anyone who is a frugalist or looking to get the most bang for their buck! In the first episode of the show, the presenters Dave Fishwick and Kate Quilton investigate to find out if consumers are getting a good deal on printer ink and pet insurance. This series is set to run for 4 episodes and I for one am intrigued with what the findings of this show will be. I will aim to update more topics that have been brought up […]