Shropshire Star

Money Saving Amy's new year advice for saving and making more money in 2024

Hello everyone and a Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a brilliant time celebrating the new year coming in.

Get writing that list!

January is the perfect time for a “reset”, and a great time to get planning financially for the year ahead.

Today I'm offering a few thoughts on how you can plan your year. Getting organised is the best policy, both in sorting your spending and looking for extra earning opportunities.


I suggest you write a list of all the milestones that are coming up in 2024 and consider how you can do things differently, saving a few pounds along the way.

You would be amazed at the amount you can save over a year by taking a cheaper option, or taking advantage of special offers.

Here is a list for starters – consider it as food for thought!

Birthdays, weddings, baby showers and christenings; anniversaries; school holidays, both main ones and half terms; Easter, halloween and Christmas; summer holidays; school uniform, yearly bills such as car and/or home insurance, or perhaps the green waste bin yearly payment; yearly subscriptions you may have; increases in bills such as council tax.