May 2015

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How to get paid for getting fit

For a couple of years now I’ve been using a range of fitness and health apps, and I use a fitbit to track my steps and daily activity, but Bounts* is a new addition that I think might be the ultimate fitness motivator. Bounts is an app/website that links in to many popular apps that you probably already use – fitbit, mapmyrun and strava, for example – and lets you “earn rewards by getting active – whatever the exercise.” Bounts syncs with your activity tracking apps or websites and rewards you points based on your level of activity or number of activities done that day. When you have enough points, you can redeem them for vouchers – for example I’ve been using Bounts for a couple of months and have received my first Amazon voucher, and am well on the way to having enough points for another voucher. Recently there…

How I saved £170 on my car insurance

Today I did something that I've been putting off for a couple of weeks: I waded into the minefield of car insurance. My renewal quote had come through from my current insurer for £430. I saw it and went 'pfft, not paying that!'. So this morning I sat down to sort it out. You'll know from a previous post that I'm a bit of a MoneySavingExpert fan, so I followed their Cheap Car Insurance guide. There was one insurer that was consistently coming out cheaper than my renewal quote by about £55 - not bad, I thought. But that insurer happened to be the company I'm already with. So knowing I could save myself £55, I was feeling pretty pleased with myself, and as this company was consistently beating its own quote, I thought I'd look on my favourite cashback website* to see if I could get any cashback by…