let me show you how you can start saving money on heating bills as we start to approach winter.

How To Start Saving Money On Heating Bills Now

We’re having a bit of stand off in our gaff at the moment, I’ve been told that I am under no circumstances to put up the Christmas tree until December, and I’ve retaliated that until it’s up there will be no heating going on, under the guise of I’m just “saving money on heating” – ask me if I’m bothered!…

Abandon Big Six! Isn’t It Time You Joined The Exodus?

More people than ever before have opened their eyes, didn’t like what they could see and have abandoned the Big Six energy companies – HURRAH!! If you are still stuck on a standard variable tariff with a Big Six supplier you may want to consider joining the exodus, and quick! EDF Energy have whacked up their prices by 8% already…

saving money

Things You Can Do Now PART ONE: Saving Money

January is usually the month we’re all ‘gunna’ do something. Whether it be exercising more, losing weight, saving more money or even making more money. With that in mind, this week I’m doing a three part series on things you can do now.  Today it’s saving money, and there is plenty of things you can do right now to start…

Energy company

Why Your Energy Company Is Mugging Your Loyalty Off

“Loyalty doesn’t pay where energy firms are concerned” was the first blog ever posted on Thinking Thrifty, and it seems most of us are still having our pants pulled down by our energy company. If you’re a customer of SSE, you’re likely to be one of the ones affected most by greedy energy firm bosses failing to make enough effort…

energy bills

Why Your Energy Bills Are About To Drastically Rise

Doom and gloom I’m afraid, your energy bills are about to rise by anything up to 34%! After a brief spell of falling prices we’re all in for a shock this winter as energy bills rise beyond belief. All but one of the Big Six energy providers have bumped up their cheapest tariff costs since September with only British Gas abstaining so…

prepayment meters

Prepayment Meters: The Ultimate Insult For The Financially Vulnerable

Prepayment meters have always been a bug bear of mine, or should I say the cost of running them has. You pay before you try, yet you’re charged more than someone paying in arrears – crazy! I find it astounding that energy companies can get away with charging the most vulnerable of society more. That’s not to say everyone who…

home heating tips

10 Top Home Heating Tips: For Winter Is Coming

Jon Snow has been warning us for ages, winter is coming and it’s time we started talking home heating tips! I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m already freezing cold and dying of man flu, it feels like I’m living outside in a cave in this rubbish flat. The dark nights are drawing in **sighs** and the…

You hear the postman drop off your letters, you notice one that stands out - nooooooooo it's a utility bill! Having spent the last 11 months in a flat that has the bills included, I have to say it's been a welcomed break from seeing a utility bill. However, a recent survey by icount Money indicated that many Brits are struggling to keep up with the never ending rise in costs. On the infographic below you can see just how bleak this situation has got for many.

Why Brits Dread Seeing A Utility Bill

You hear the postman drop off your letters, you notice one that stands out – nooooooooo it’s a utility bill! Having spent the last 11 months in a flat that has the bills included, I have to say it’s been a welcomed break from seeing a utility bill.  However, a recent survey by icount Money indicated that many Brits are…

energy firms

Energy Firms Maths Error Means You Could Have Been Overcharged

Energy firms just don’t seem to be able to get their shizzle together do they? This time, a simple mathematics mistake has lead to thousands of customers paying up to three times more for their gas. Here is what has happened and who has been affected. What went so wrong? Mixing up measurements from older imperial meters with modern metric ones. No,…

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