Wednesday 21st Mar, 2018
Spring has (tried desperately to) sprung and after a few false starts and last-gasp snow storms we should be awash with daffodils and tree blossom in the next few weeks.
It's the perfect time to clean up your act on the money front before rushing outside to feel the sun on your face for what seems like the first time in nine months.
Bag the best deals
Give your outgoings an overhaul by using comparison websites such as uSwitch and MoneySupermarket to make sure you aren't paying over the odds for utilities and services.
However, be aware that there may be more favourable tariffs available from companies not prepared to pay commission to be included on comparison websites.
It may take a little more work to search them out but it could be worth it if the reduction in bills is significant.
Do a proper spring clean, not just a financial one
Go through everything in your wardrobe and throw out any old or damaged clothes then split the rest into two piles.
The keepers can go straight back on the rail. The reapers are the ones you bought are on a whim but never wore, the outfits that no longer fit you or your lifestyle. Perfect for someone – just not you.
Reap the reward of finding these treasures in the bottom of your drawer by selling them on via Ebay or Facebook Marketplace and saving the surprise extra money in your Unify credit union account.
Get to grip with your debt
Spring cleaning may be just papering over the cracks if you haven't got a handle on any debt issues.
There are plenty of organisations which offer free advice such as StepChange, Debt Advice Foundation and Citizens Advice as well as forums such as Debt-Free Wannabe on Money Saving Expert to encourage and support posters in their aim to reduce what they owe.
Spring into action and start saving your savings with us today so the rest of the year is a breeze and weathering any unexpected financial storm. I hear April can get a bit showery.
If you want to save for a rainy day or a holiday, a Unify account is quick and easy.
If you need a loan with Unify Credit Union, click here to find out more.
Find out more about how to easily pay into your account with us