This blog aims to provide a common sense approach to the community to manage their personal finances better. It should not be treated as financial advice and it is not related to the regulated financial products offered by Fund Ourselves

Light up the barbeque – and save

Summer is here and many of us are ready to celebrate the end of lockdown with a barbeque. Having people round to enjoy a few drinks and some fun food is a great way to reconnect with friends you might not have seen for over a year.

How to bag a cheap holiday

Most of us are more than ready for a break this summer. But with travel restrictions and quarantine worries, hopping on a plane for a fortnight in the sun might not have its usual appeal.

How to redecorate for very nearly FREE

Covid and lockdown has meant we have spent a great deal more time than usual at home. If staring at the same four walls is becoming tiring, or if they are starting to look a little worse for wear, it could be time to think about decorating.

Are you in line for an energy refund?

We are always being told to shop around – and shopping around for energy and switching suppliers to try and pay less for the electricity and gas we use has become a regular task for many of us.

Green homes grant

Green homes grant: How to get up to £10k free cash We have all heard about the effect global warming has on the climate – but it also has a direct effect on your pocket.