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What should we include in MSE's new Cost of Living survival guide?

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edited 6 April 2022 at 9:07AM in Old style MoneySaving
Hi MoneySavers

[[MSE INSERT, 6 APRIL 2022] Thanks for all your comments. The guide is now live:

Cost of living crisis survival guide:
90 ways to save from MSE and MoneySavers


As you may have seen from Martin Lewis's posts on Facebook and Twitter today, he's putting together a new cost of living survival guide to be published on the MSE site.

In @MSE_Martin's words: 
of course I'll do all the usual bill cutting stuff, grants etc.

Any suggestions of things we may've missed eg 'claim free school meals for kids' would be great so we can help as many as poss
Please add your suggestions to this thread and we'll pass the best ones on to Martin.

There are some great threads already with ideas for trimming spending, like this one and this one - we'll be sure to pick up some suggestions from the ones already shared.

What suggestions would you give to a friend or relative who was looking for help with their rising bills? 

Which sources of support do you think should be better known?

We'd really like to tap in to the collective wisdom of our fantastic community of MoneySavers. Thank you! 
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