Happy Frugal Year isn't about being mean, miserly or unhappy - it's about saving money where you can, in order to be able to afford to splurge where you want to!
Friday, 2 May 2014
SAVE YOUR SMALL CHANGE!
RANDOM MONEY-SAVING TIP NUMBER 45
It's a fact that one in three British people actually throw away their loose change - unbelievable!
Save your small change in a large jam jar and you'll have a nice little bonus to spend on something nice when you finally empty it out and bank it! I have a 20p saver and an old tin to save 5ps in and it wasn't long before I had £25 worth of coins to bank. Don't use supermarket coin sorting and counting machines - they take a cut of your cash! Just ask your bank for a few (free) money bags, check the printed instructions on the front which will tell you how many coins you can put in a bag - and you're all set! You will have to pay the coins into your bank account - very few banks will just change the coins up for you now, and remember, some have a limit of 5 bags per transaction.