Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Money saving ideas

If you're counting the pennies and trying to control your spending, you might be on the lookout for some top tips on getting more for your money.

Shopping online
You can often get a better deal by shopping online for everything from CDs and books to large electrical goods.
To use an online shopping site you'll need to have a bank account, as you'll have to fill out a registration form with your bank details on it.
If you do shop online, it's important that you use a site that ensures your card details are kept safe. This means that the website uses technology that protects your bank details from online fraudsters and hackers. You'll know if it is a secure site if the website address begins with 'https' and if a small padlock icon appears in the bottom of your window.

Cheap cuts
If you're after a good haircut or fancy a bit of pampering, but can't afford to go to a top salon, find out whether there are any hair and beauty schools near you. There could also be one in your college you never knew about.
Many hairdressing academies are always on the lookout for people who are willing to let a student cut their hair for a reduced price, and there's always a lecturer on hand to make sure that no mistakes are being made.
It may take longer than a usual appointment and you may only be able to go during the day, but the discounts can be huge.

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