When we moved into our first home we were beyond excited. We were very much done with giving someone else huge portions of our hard-earned paychecks for rent instead of paying into a mortgage.
We were ready for the investment, the freedom, and to make new memories in our home. Finally gone were the days of being victim to bad landlords and putting up with less than ideal living conditions!
Everything was going great at first, but after the first year the “new home” excitement wore off and turned into panic.
There are many things that no one prepares you for that can quickly eat up your nest’s savings.
Our energy bills were extremely high and put so much stress on our growing family. We tried everything to cut corners and limit our energy usage but the self-inflicted restrictions and constant worry made the household miserable… and still my energy bill barely budged.
I read an article that quoted Ofgem saying that if you switch from default tariffs, substantial savings are available.
So I tried to find better deals on my own… But it took ages. There are something like 67 energy suppliers now on the market and more and more are popping up everyday!
The amount of time I spent digging for the best deal, waiting on hold with call centres, and trying to negotiate out of exit fees took away from the time that was supposed to be spent enjoying our new home with my family.
I had had enough. During one of my late-night sessions of trawling through price comparison sites hoping to find the best deal, I came across a free service
called Look After My Bills.
They automatically keep up with switching you to amazing deals with highly-rated, reputable energy suppliers. I thought that like most things on the internet, this was too good to be true.
But it's free, it only takes two minutes to get started, there’s no-hassle cancelation (I made sure I wouldn’t lose service or power if this wasn’t a good fit) and they have over 25,000+ reviews on Trustpilot with a 85% “Excellent” 4.5 score. I also watched their episode of Dragon’s Den UK… I was impressed.
Frankly, even without the thousands of glowing reviews I was at my wits end and felt I had nothing to lose at this point. I was fed up with huge corporations taking advantage of ordinary people like myself, so I gave it a go.