As I get a bit older, I like to relax and spread out a little bit more and was excited to hear about Seatfrog which allows you to bid on first-class train tickets, rather like some airlines allow you to bid on business and first-class tickets.
While train travel is often associated with delays, rising costs and complex, inflexible booking systems, the nifty train ticket app, Seatfrog, doesn’t just allow you to save money, but it gives you back control over your own travel plans.
What is Seatfrog all about?
Seatfrog isn’t just your average train ticket app – it’s a game-changer for travellers across the UK who are looking for cheaper, more affordable and accessible train tickets. With access to over 3,400 destinations, Seatfrog has already helped 1.5 million users save £62 million …
In July 2014, I wrote about how I earn money from JustPark, to rent out a space that lies empty on my drive. Back then I had earned £712 over a year, but that has increased and this is where I am today at £15,770 since I started in 2013.
The parking space has done so well that I decided to pave the tiny bit of overgrown weed-filled “lawn” next to it, put in proper drainage, and now also rent that out, so increasing my earning potential.
The paving over was expensive – £3,200 – but I will earn that back in under two years, so the investment is worth it.
If you are considering renting out your space, great locations are near stations, tube stops, town centres, airports, stadia and business parks. Parking …
I have been lucky to travel a lot over the past few years and I choose Airbnb over hotels for the majority of trips. From Plymouth and Bath in England to Barcelona, Thailand and Mauritius, here are some common reasons why I have chosen Airbnb for business trips by myself or family holidays:
- Cost: Airbnb listings can sometimes be more cost-effective than hotels, especially if you are travelling with a group and can split the cost of a rental property. 10 days in Mauritius for £1100 for a family of four, with three bedrooms, lounge, diner, kitchen, bathroom and space….or 8 days in Thailand for a two bed, two bath, sea view penthouse for £1200. We really saved money and this allowed us to have holidays in places that would be out of our reach
Exploring new horizons doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag.
With some smart planning and a bit of creativity, you can embark on unforgettable adventures without breaking the bank.
Here are five thrifty travel tips for you if you are looking to adventure on a budget:
- Embrace off-peak adventures:
Consider planning your trips during off-peak seasons. You’ll not only avoid crowds but also discover lower prices on accommodations and transportation. Plus, quieter destinations often offer a more intimate experience.
- Discover staycations:
Your home turf might be hiding incredible gems. Explore local destinations with staycations, which can be more affordable and just as rejuvenating as far-flung journeys. Think cottages in the countryside, coastal escapes, or city breaks.
- Navigate with public transport:
Opt for public transportation when traveling within your chosen destination. Buses and …
I saved £17 by using this service to buy rail tickets recently and you can save more. Raileasy is dedicated to helping you find the best way for you to book the cheapest ticket for your travels. As this tool is independent they will help you out by finding the lowest fare tickets available. So if you are planning a train trip (after lockdown!), check your route and make it easier for yourself to get the best possible offer.
What is it?
Raileasy is an accredited website than can help you book and find the cheapest rail ticket by splitting your tickets. The purpose of this service is to help travellers who want to find the best fare for their travels. ARailyeasy is not the only solution that you can turn to, you can also …
NHS staff to teachers and supermarket workers, these are just a few of the key people who are keeping our country running at the moment. I have been looking around to see if I can find any freebies for them, so do share with any you know along with everyone’s thanks.
UBER is giving away 300,000 free rides and Uber Eats meals to NHS staff to say thanks during the coronavirus crisis
Overall, the heroes of the frontline can claim 200,000 free trips worth up to £15 each and 100,000 meals worth £10 for free. TO claim the freebies, you’ll need to to create an Uber or Uber Eats account linked to your NHS or HSC email address. To get a free ride, you then tap “wallet” on the Uber app, add the relevant promo …
Is it time to stop insuring each car in your household separately? Multi-car insurance has increased in popularity over recent years and there are some decent deals around at the moment.
Not only is it more convenient, but it also has the potential to deliver strong cost savings for your annual premiums.
What is multi-car insurance?
Rather than insuring each car in your household separately, you can choose to cover every vehicle under one policy. As long as the car is registered at that address, it can be included. The car owner doesn’t have to be a family member.
What’s so great about multi-car insurance?
The first benefit is convenience. Once you get it set up, everything is in one place. All you have to do is fill in one application and you’re good to …
The way insurance is sold hasn’t kept up with the way people live their lives now. We buy lots of goods and services via flexible subscriptions to suit our on-demand lifestyles. Why shouldn’t you be able to do that for insurance? We just used Cuvva for the first time this weekend for our teenager who is learning to drive. Rather than change my insurance as my insurer won’t insure under 21s, we used Cuvva
Hourly short-term insurance – CuvvaCuvva, a UK-based short-term insurance startup, offering hourly car insurance via an app in minutes. Since selling our first policy in 2016, we’ve sold over a million policies. The idea came about after founder Freddy Macnamara couldn’t lend out his car easily, so he set out to build flexible insurance tailored around people’s needs. The company…
A new railcard will be launched this year to let 16 and 17-year-olds buy half-price train tickets, the Government has announced.
The new 16 & 17 Railcard will go on sale on Monday 2 September, in time for the next academic year.
The railcard will allow 16 and 17-year-olds to buy train tickets at child prices – which are 50% of adult fares – until their 18th birthdays.
Currently, under-fives are generally allowed to travel for free with a paying adult, those aged five to 15 get a 50% discount on most fares, while those who are 16 and above may be eligible for the 16-25 Railcard, which gives a third off most fares.
How will the new railcard work?
16 and 17-year-olds who buy the railcard will be able to get 50% off …
I have a learner driver in the house so am gathering information about insurance.
I have contacted some industry resources to see what they have to say. You’ve probably heard about a black box, so I got the guys at insurethebox, who make the black boxes, to give me their thoughts and this is what they have to say:
So you’ve passed your test and bought a new car. Well, maybe it’s not new, new, but it’s your first car and you’re ready to hit the road. Not so fast! Now it’s time to choose your car insurance. It’s tempting to just go for the cheapest, but that’s not always the best option.
New drivers are three times more likely to crash in the first three months of their policy, compared to the final …