If you need to reduce your household spending, we’ve developed the DIY Nous method for you to follow.

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Category index


The DIY Nous method

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Name your providers

Make a list of every recurring bill to your household providers (check your direct debits, standing orders and even card and Paypal transactions). If you want a head start, the free forecast at Nous.co will automatically identify your providers and recurring monthly bills.

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Out of contract?

For each category, check if you’re out of contract with your provider or not. If you’re still in contract, make a note of when it ends. If you’re out of contract, you’re probably paying more than you need to, so it’s a priority category for the next step.

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Use our category guide to save money

We’ve created a guide to help you evaluate each category and decide if you can cancel or reduce, then renegotiate or switch provider to save money. Go category by category, and remember to start with those already out of contract.