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Money saving Tips and Links

Discussion in 'Accountancy, Finance & Tax' started by Emma, Jul 4, 2008.

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    Emma

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    Please suggest third-party sites that can help businesses (and individuals) save money.

    To clarify; these must not be your own sites or ones you have a financial interest in (i.e. have an affiliate scheme with).

    www.moneysavingexpert.com

    www.money.co.uk

    Feel free also to post your money-saving tips with everyone here!

    :)
     
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    Quidco - for cash back purchases
    HotUKDeals - Usually a bargain or two to be had...
    IBOOD - Online daily deal site.
    Boffer - Daily online deal, like IBOOD, new service started as a sister site to Bigpockets.
     
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    Dan Knowlson

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    Gotta agree with the original mention of Money Saving Expert. Time and time again it's lead to some huge savings for me a dn I love the way it ties it all together, linking through to the cashback sites, the various insurance sites and such like. All the info in one place and constantly updated. Plus some great email tips each week.

    My best saving to date? Car insurance for £46 fully comp compared to a £268 renewal quote :D
     
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    essex_courier

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    I agree with you Dan

    Money Saving Expert has saved me a small fortune over the last 4 years. Has enabled me to reclaim bank charges, get tax back for a little known childrens benefit - £1200 that one, and it took 6 weeks!
    Free cinema tickets too...

    Yes, i recommend this one :)
     
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    kleighanson

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    yeah these sites are all pretty good actually
     
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    what about links to free software? I love this piece of accounts software and think it is great for small businesses and is free.
    Easy to use accounting software from Microsoft

    Or how about being able to save documents as pdf files in Microsoft Office, thus meaning you dont have to buy pdf printer software.
    Download details: 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS

    There are loads of things I use day to day with Clients which are out there and free and work really well. Google Calendar so we can share diaries over the internet, Microsoft Office Live, so we can share documents over the internet and alway have access to the most current one, Evernote - a free app for iphone which allows you to sync notes between your desktop and your iphone.

    I am sure we could all find ideas like this to share as well which save us money.

    By the way I use Quidco (keep forgetting about it) and Hot UK deals and think they are great.

    Does anyone have an old mobile phone in a drawer? I found the best prices were with [URL deleted at site owner's request...]. I got £29 for an old Nokia that was at least three years old.
     
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    recycler

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    Hi

    I will echo the MSE Forum recommendations, I have been on there since 2005 and it has helped me save a fortune. In general it is a good community with over a million users. There is alot of information. At the very least subscribe to the newsletter... see the archive of newsletters... http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/archive
     
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    Anybody on facebook? Its not just a play thing, even if you have a "playing" account you can still use their advertising, has done me very well and I started off with this voucher from the visa network, you get a $100 voucher when you sign up, probably their way of paying FB per lead, but anyway, its a good way to get started and its free.

    I pay a little bit more than that I know, but I have still had my ad shown almost half a million every few days, so good branding if nothing else, and getting a not bad click rate, adverts can be set to target, ie business, directors etc.

    Visa Network

    As you can see this does not contain an affiliate code :) so this is a real benefit not a score in my pocket.

    Hope it helps

    Chris
     
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    Thankyou... just used it!
     
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    Glad to see its helped, make sure you see where the voucher is Phil, I emailed support to make sure it was taken in, worth an email when its £60 of ad space lol!

    Hope you get from it!
     
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    Free Quickbooks accounting software

    Here is a link to the download page for free Quickbooks accounting software.

    Users can upgrade to more sophisticated packages as their business needs grow (and cash is coming in!!)

    Free Accounting Software from Intuit QuickBooks

    Cheers,

    Nigel

    Nigel Heaton
     
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    Nigel

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    Evernote

    Heres another useful free to use cloud service. Its called Evernote
    It is an online searchable notebook. you can email notes to your self and use webclips too. I installed a web clipper add in to firefox and with one click i can add a complete web page or just text to my Evernote notebook.
    Gmail is good as its searchable but this will come in handy methinks.

    Welcome to your notable world | Evernote Corporation

    Other useful links on my website

    Cheers,

    Nigel

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    Have to say that quidco is a must
     
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    Not a business one but Groupon have some great offers every now and again : ) Groupon Deals
     

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