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RESOURCES

In this section you can find resources to help you with your journey to a more positive money mindset.  From saving money, to recommended reading material, to current offers out there at the moment, this section will be a constantly evolving area to help you to make the most of your money.

As part of our ethical nature at Future Balance we like to be open and honest about things – to that end we would like to make you aware that some of the links below are affiliate links which means we earn money if you purchase some of the products below.  Please be reassured though that we will only offer links that we feel would be beneficial to you and would NEVER recommend something we didn’t agree with purely for financial gain.

Please check back regularly as this section will continue to grow and evolve.

Sections:  Cashback  |  Comparison Sites  |  Travel  |  Books

CASHBACK

Cashback sites are a must have for anyone who wants to make their money work harder.  A majority of major retailers are on these sites and by not shopping with them via a cashback site, you are leaving money behind.  You should ensure you always visit cashback sites when changing your insurance, broadband, mobile phone, energy etc as these are when the cashback amounts are at their highest.

QUIDCO

Quidco is arguably the biggest cashback site out there at the moment – and Future Balance have linked up with them for an amazing deal!

**If you sign up to Quidco using one of the links on this page (another one is here) then you will receive a bonus £15 in cashback when you make your first purchase! **





TOP CASHBACK

Fighting Quidco for top billing, Top Cashback is another excellent cashback site offering you the chance to save money on your purchases.

COMPARISON SITES

Comparison sites are excellent when looking to compare and contrast different prices when looking for new products.  There are numerous products you can compare on these sites including financial ones such as credit cards, savings accounts, mortgages to insurance products (car, home, life) and many other things.

Sometimes it is best to compare across different comparison sites as some providers are affiliated with one provider but not another so no one comparison site offers a ‘whole of market’ view.

CONFUSED.COM

All of the money comparison sites are very similar in nature – but as per the point above it is worth using all of them when looking for the best price.





MONEYSUPERMARKET

All of the money comparison sites are very similar in nature – but as per the point above it is worth using all of them when looking for the best price.





GOCOMPARE

All of the money comparison sites are very similar in nature – but as per the point above it is worth using all of them when looking for the best price.





TRAVEL

Getting around isn’t cheap whether you’re running your own vehicle or relying on public transport.  However there are ways to keep the costs down.

The comparison and cashback sites above are a good start when it comes to car insurance but there are other ways to keep more of your money in your pocket.





RAILEASY (RAILSPLIT)

When buying a train ticket firstly try wherever possible to buy at least 2 weeks in advance to get the best prices.  Secondly use Raileasy, and use their ‘Split Ticketing’ part of their website.

This will work out the cheapest way to breakdown your ticket into smaller journeys (in tickets only, you don’t have to keep getting on and off the train) and can save you up to 75% on your travel.

PETROLPRICES.COM

Petrol prices vary hugely around the country, and even within a few miles the difference in cost at petrol stations can be huge.

This website allows you to create an account and then search for the cheapest petrol nearest to your current location.  This can be especially useful if you’re in an area of the country you’re not familiar with.

BOOKS

There are numerous books on the market which can be hugely beneficial when it comes to self education on ways to improve your relationship with money.

The following books can all make a huge impact in starting your journey towards that positive money mindset.

SHECONOMICS (Simonne Gnessen & Karen Pine)

Although aimed predominantly at women, this book is a wonderful walk through of how we spend and why we spend – exploring the reasons behind our financial behaviours and offering ways of taking back control of your money.

Definitely a must-read, even if you’re male.

THE FINANCIAL WELLBEING BOOK (Chris Budd)

Our wellbeing is of huge importance, and one of the cornerstones of that is financial.  At Future Balance we offer you the coaching towards gaining that wellbeing, but this book is an excellent start to put you in the right frame of mind to conquer your financial fears.