very interesting and useful list, thanks @dan_g
I find that although the site you mention is useful, it is so busy - and I have to admit I find some of the participation a tad aggressive (or maybe dismissive?), so I’ve not used it much myself. I maybe should, or else we can get the best advice here instead!
Lots of good ideas, though some are more involved that a simple weekend activity, such as remortgaging even if it is a good idea to keep this under review. As for ebay, I have mixed feelings based on our experience, but if it works for you, then why not!? That is a site that does reward patience and building experience and is not easy to work to your advantage straight away!
I should probably review my utility bills - I am with a 100% renewable provider which is important to me, but there are now a few alternatives in this category. Does anyone have any favourites (not just based on the sign-up bonus!!).
[oh, please don’t flood the topic with referral links folks. I appreciate the way @dan_g did this. If you have a useful comment and could offer such a code, make that known but let’s leave it for others to ask for it in a private message, please]
The important advice about debt is probably the most impactful. This is the kind of thing we maybe avoid thinking about, but sorting it can make a huge difference to your life. Thanks so much for all the suggestions.
There has definitely been a rush for people to stash the cash away (if they have it) and that is one reason that savings rates on offer have collapsed.