Welcome to day 2 of 7 days of new year money tips – today we consider how you can reduce your household bills.Put your energy into switching
Whilst we’ve been lucky enough to have a reasonably mild winter on the run up to Christmas, the cold weather has now definitely settled in. You may be turning the heating up, but there’s no reason your bills have to sky rocket too. It is well known that existing energy customers don’t always get the best deals, so its worth having a look what else is out there. We think uSwitch.com is great and Quidco.com have a cut price energy club so are worth a look. According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, about 11m households could save £200 or more a year by changing suppliers. With so many comparison sites out there, its also easier to do than ever. The same goes for your insurance, so shop around when the time comes to renew. Even if you want to stay with the same provider, telling them about your alternative quote may help you negotiate the cost down. Consumer group Which? said 8 in 10 people polled in a survey, successfully haggled for a better deal on car insurance, saving them £60 a year on average.
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