Shopping around can save you money. Sandwell Financial Services Hub has a short guide with savvy shopping tips.
Need help with budgeting?Sandwell Financial Services Hub provides free information, support and help to manage your money better.
A good place to start to make your money stretch further is by working out what you are spending on bills at the moment. This sample budget sheet could help you to keep track of things.
If you would like some ideas for low cost meals we have collected a number of recipes from local people and community groups.
Cooking on a budget
Reduce your energy costs
Our Sandwell Energy Savers page is aimed at helping people with advice and support on all things energy. We can give you tips on how to make your property more energy efficient, advice on switching energy suppliers, we can also tell you about the schemes available to help you keep warm.
Shop around for a cheaper deal
Changing energy supplier is a very good way to reduce your energy costs but can seem complicated especially if you haven’t done it before.
One of our voluntary sector partners has produced a simple step-by-step guide to help people through the process.
Free energy advice
Free independent energy advice about how to keep your energy costs down is available from local voluntary sector organisations.
To get in touch with this service, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 533 2668.
6Towns Credit Union
6Towns Credit Union helps people who live or work in Sandwell, providing savings accounts and loans. It can also offer a current account with debit card.
Check out videos about 6Towns services and budget basics.
Sandwell Energy Switch helps you to find the best deals available for your gas and electricity bills.
Sandwell Financial Services Hub for help with budgeting.
Sandwell Home Improvement Agency offers homeowners help and support for housing repairs, improvements or adaptations as well as tips on improving energy efficiency.
Ofgem has a list of approved, independent price comparison websites.
Barclays Money Skills aimed at young people.
Money Advice Service aimed at families with children.
Money Saving Expert general money saving advice and tips.