The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Have Increased

As of the first of this month, workers receiving the National Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage will see an 11.9% increase. That is a pretty healthy increase. It is thought this will benefit 2.5 million workers, and put an extra £1,000 annually in their pockets.

Which is needed due to the energy price increase and inflation.

Read more here.

Going On Holiday And Need to Exchange Money?

When you go abroad on holiday, you have to have your “spends”, even if you go all inclusive. Not everyone are the Garvey family from the TV show Benidorm and refuse to spend money outside the resort.

Exchange rates on currency vary and change, daily, so trying to get the most for your Pound to get Euros or USD/US Dollars, can be critical on how much you have to take with you. And if you think I’ll just use my bank card or credit card, many of these charge a “non-sterling” fee for each transaction.

Here is a link to where you can research and compare money exchange rates.

Loyalty Cards: How Many Do You Have?

Loyalty cards are a great way to not just save money, but also earn points, which for some can be turned into vouchers and cash.

Tesco’s Club Card and the Coop’s membership card are two good examples.

Some loyalty cards are offering discounts on purchases, where as other just offer points.

You can read about some of the best loyalty and rewards cards here.

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