Budgeting tips

Top 10 budgeting tips

Some great resources to help you save money and manage your budget.

1. Join the library

A library card gives you access to free resources. Libraries also offer free computer and internet access, free or low-cost learning programmes and events in our libraries.

2. Catalogue record for Your money, your futureSet yourself a budget

3. Reduce your travel costs

Check the information at Energy Efficient Travel.

4. Reduce your energy costs

See advice on How to lower your power bills

5. Sell up your surplus

6. Shop smart

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8. Grow your own

See the resources in our Gardening guide.

9. Do it yourself

Fix your car or do up your house. The library has a collection of do it yourself books, magazines and videos and DVDs.

10. Cheap fun

Find parks, walking tracks, libraries, museums and local events which are often free.