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UK Bloggers Christmas Competition

November 3, 2019

It’s nearly Christmas! Yep! It is next month so I can say it now. Hopefully, you’ve all been busy getting your finances in order so that this year you are not going to be hit too hard. Right?   However, your Christmas is going to play out, we all deserve a little treat over the festive season. In the first of a couple of competitions that you will see on Looking After Your Pennies in the next month or so, I have teamed up with some other UK bloggers.   We wanted to come together to offer our readers and followers some awesome prizes and I think we have done just that.   Take a look below at the bloggers that are involved and the prizes that are on offer. Then you’ll find the Terms and Conditions and how to enter.   Good luck and off you go!   This…

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6 Tools To Help Smash Your Money Goals

October 30, 2019

When you are working towards a huge money goal, sometimes it can feel overwhelming.  You need to keep track of everything that is going on as well as developing some new habits.   That’s why I am a big fan of using all the tools and tech that’s out there to help me out.  Why not let an app do the job rather than you?   Here is a list of my favourite tools to help you smash your money goals: Budget A budget is an absolute non-negotiable when trying to get ahead with money.  If you don’t have one, it’s like trying to swim through custard.  You might make some progress but you’re not going far.   It does not matter whether you want to complete a budget on paper or prefer to use a spreadsheet.  The important thing is to have one and record everything on it.  …

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43+ Money Making Strategies If You Need Money For Christmas

October 23, 2019

No money for Christmas?  With Christmas only a couple of short months away now, there is a good chance that you are starting to think that you need money for Christmas.   For most of us, Christmas is a huge expense and there’s only so much that frugal living can do to make the impact less severe.   What we all need is an injection of cash.  This will take the pressure off and stop some of the worryings about the financial burden.   Luckily for you, this is what I do best, so here I am with some ways that you can boost your Christmas savings and make some money ahead of the big day.   Matched Betting One of my absolute favourite side hustles.  This has the potential to make you a lot of money quite quickly AND provide you with an ongoing income stream.   Matched betting…

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How To Make Money Switching Bank Accounts

October 16, 2019

I have made a lot of money from switching my bank accounts in the last year.  It is simple and there are some great offers out there to take advantage of.   What is bank account switching? Bank account switching is where you take advantage of offers from different banks to switch from your current bank to a new one.   Different banks offer incentives to get you to join them and my switching from one account to the other you can take advantage of these deals.   Why switch bank accounts? For the money!  Most banks will offer you money to join up.  Others will offer a gift voucher and other incentives.   Plus, if you are not completely satisfied with your current bank, then perhaps a financial incentive is what you need to leave your current provider.   There is little to lose other than the time taken…

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Save Money With idealo This Christmas [AD]

October 8, 2019

[Ad] October is here!  It is raining, cold and that can only mean one thing:  it’s nearly Christmas!  Ok, maybe you weren’t thinking quite that far ahead but now is the perfect time to start planning for the festive season.   One of the biggest costs of Christmas is gift-giving.  More and more people are searching for ways to reduce their expenditure this festive season.   Starting early is key to getting the best prices and idealo.co.uk is a great website to help you compare prices and get great deals.   Why should UK consumers be comparing prices when shopping? There is a simple answer to this: if you don’t, you are giving your money away.  The money that you have worked hard to earn and that you want to spend on your family and friends.   Plus, thanks to websites like idealo, it is easy to do.  There are…

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Looking After Your Pennies is an eco-friendly personal finance blog written and managed by Charlotte Jessop.


I write on a variety of topics including frugal lifestyle, eco-friendly living, money making ideas and generally how to make your money go further.

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