Across the country, Brits will be putting pressure on themselves to fulfil their new fitness and dieting resolutions.
Also, many Brits are balancing a pre-Christmas pay cheque, so finances only add to the worry. But by making small changes, Brits can flex their financial muscles and save themselves over £2000 – a sure fire way to beat the blues in 2015.
I’ve got together with Goenergyshopping.co.uk, set up by Ofgem, to come up with a few easy wins for people across the UK to cut their costs without dropping their standard of living.
MY 5 TOP FIVE TIPS FOR FINANCIAL FITNESS:
MAKE YOUR OWN LUNCHES: ANNUAL SAVING £735.80
The average office worker spends £2.83 a day on buying lunch (based on meal deals of a sandwich, drink and snack). Save your money and instead make and take your own food into work.
SAVE ON COFFEES: ANNUAL SAVING £676
Cut back on a morning coffee each day by investing in a reusable flask. Avoiding a £2.60 medium latte each day could help you save £676 across the year.
GET FIT FOR FREE: ANNUAL SAVING £368
An annual gym pass now costs £368 on average but there are other ways of keeping fit which won’t break the bank: try jogging round the block during your lunch break or get off a couple of stops early on your way home from work.
SHOP AROUND FOR YOUR ENERGY: ANNUAL SAVING £200
It’s the same gas and the same electricity, so why pay more when you don’t have to? Compare different prices here and find the cheapest for you. Average savings are £200 and some will save even more.
SAVE ON CALLING AND TEXTING: ANNUAL SAVING £78
Get cheaper mobile phone bills by picking up a basic second-hand handset and then try out a SIM-only deal for a snip of the price.
Visit www.goenergyshopping.co.uk for an easy guide on how to shop around for a better energy deal.