It’s National Savings Week! Combine the news that a quarter of over-55s have less than £500 in savings with the uncertain economic climate, and it’s never been more important to tighten the purse strings and ensure there’s a nest egg in case of emergency. Here’s our top tips for saving money, getting out of debt and finding the best savings accounts out there.

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Top most shocking money saving tips

Ever considered making a jumper out of dog hair or making candles out of animal fat? Read the uSwitch collection of the most shocking money saving tips

7 steps to get out of debt

Are you concerned about how to handle your debt. The uSwitch 7 steps to get out of debt will help you find a way to financial security again.

Comparing savings and ISAs

Thinking about starting an ISA to take advantage of the tax-free interest? Try our step-by-step guide to comparing savings accounts and how to spot the best one for you.

Children’s savings

It’s never to early to start saving, and you could give your children a real kick-start with the right of type of account. Here’s the uSwitch guide to children’s savings accounts.

Top ten investment tips

Thinking about investing to make the most of your money? Our top ten investment tips will help you to get started.

Safe savings

Worried about how your savings will cope if another bank needs a bail-out? Want to know exactly how safe your money will be? Our tips for safe savings will help to make sure that your money is protected.

Finally, compare savings accounts

Now you’re read up on the ways of the savings world, try comparing savings accounts. Whether it’s an ISA, a fixed rate or a children’s account your after, comparing the best deals on the market will leave you confident your money’s in safe hands.