The Great Hunt: New Tax Year's Resolutions

New Post Advanced Search

Coronavirus: Stay up to date with the latest from MSE

The MSE team is working extremely hard to keep the info we have about your travel rights, cancellation rights, sick pay (and more) up to date.
Stay updated with our guides: Coronavirus Help & Your Rights * Coronavirus Travel Rights

The Great Hunt: New Tax Year's Resolutions

8 replies 9.1K views
The Great Hunt: New tax year's resolutions

It's the first week of the new tax year, so what are you doing with your money to mark it? Are you going to start saving into a new ISA, making a budget and sticking to it, or reclaiming what's owed to you?

Click "reply" below to share your tips. If you haven’t already, join the forum to reply. If you aren’t sure how it all works, watch our New to Forum? Intro Guide..

View all past Great Hunts.



  • RedGooseRedGoose Forumite
    167 posts
    Slimming the bin! I was horrified when I heard the other day that the average household wastes up to £60 per month.

    Fast-forward a coulple of days and I notice an opened packet of ham past its use-by, a mouldy apple in the bowl, and some deicdedly dodgy salad in the bottom of the fridge... Yes, I have some way to go!
    Sealed pot challenger#1677
    2012 total: £252.11/£200; 2013:£0/£250
    Virtual sealed pot challenger 2013 no.12: £25.97/£200
  • Former_MSE_AndreaFormer_MSE_Andrea Forum Manager Former MSE
    9.6K posts
    I've helped Parliament Rampant Recycler Savvy Shopper! Stoptober Survivor
    Trying to get back on the weekend meal planning and batch cooking wagon :)
    Could you do with a Money Makeover?

    Follow MSE on other Social Media:
    MSE Facebook, MSE Twitter, MSE Deals Facebook, MSE Deals Twitter, Forum Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest
    Join the MSE Forum
    Get the Free MoneySavingExpert Money Tips E-mail
    Report inappropriate posts: click the report button
    Point out a rate/product change
    Flag a news story: [email protected]
  • Cottage_EconomyCottage_Economy Forumite
    1.1K posts
    Seventh Anniversary 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker I've been Money Tipped!
    Less waste in the bin (bags of carrots, my nemesis)

    Been keeping daily track of what we spend and on what, and am about to do my first quarterly spreadsheet with tables and charts to highlight high spend areas. Already noted a few areas out of control.

    Meal planning
    'Save £12k in 2018' £8300/£7,000 (118%)
    'Save £12k in 2018' £250/£10,000 (8.3%)
    6kWp system, 20 x 300W Q Cells panels with a Solis 6.0 inverter and iBoost on south facing barns, South Lincs
  • gloriouslyhappygloriouslyhappy Forumite
    454 posts
    Eighth Anniversary 100 Posts
    Keeping proper records - I waste time and money each year by not keeping all my taxable receipts in one place, this time I've set up a folder with expandable sides and am 'determined' to use it to avoid the January panic of that 31st deadline for self-assessment. As I'm only just over the tax threshold, every receipt is precious and deserves more than being shoved in plastic bags in a corner along with the other papers I always imagine I'm going to sort properly. Bring on the paperless society - PLEEEZ!
  • Emergency Fund Topped up
    ISA opened (and funded with saved £1500)
    Car Insured (£43 saved on renewal quote)
    Broadband moved (£120 per year saved)
    Mobile tariff tweaked (£50 per year saved)
    Weekly budget sheets printed

    So now onto the less exciting stuff - the filing system and food inventory .... I may be some time!!

    Small Emergency Fund £500 / £500
    Pay off all Debts £10,000 / £10,000
    Grown Up Emergency Fund £6000 / £6000 :j
    Pension Provision £6688/£2376
  • Clearing our debt via our Trust Deed. That will take us up to the end of the financial year - when I'll set a new goal! Yay!

    Otherwise, similar to other posters - stop wasting food, toiletries etc. And meal planning of course!
  • OzzukOzzuk Forumite
    1.8K posts
    Sixth Anniversary 1,000 Posts
    My New Years resolution will be 1920x1080.
  • ionafanionafan Forumite
    2.9K posts
    Seventh Anniversary 1,000 Posts
    Ozzuk wrote: »
    My New Years resolution will be 1920x1080.

This discussion has been closed.

Quick links

Essential Money | Who & Where are you? | Work & Benefits | Household and travel | Shopping & Freebies | About MSE | The MoneySavers Arms | Covid-19 & Coronavirus Support