Claim your taxback – there is so much cash you could be missing out on – you are entitled to 20% back on your medical expenses so keep a copy of your receipts and claim back on paye.ie – that’s €12 every time you spend €60 at the GP, prescription medicine, hospital bills etc. You can also claim back for certain dental work. Log onto www.revenue.ie & set up your “My Account”. They’ll send you a PIN and you can calculate your rebate very easily. You may also be due taxback for “flat rate expenses” if you work in certain professions. This can be backdated 4 years so you may be due a hefty chunk of change. You can claim for yourself, your partner and the kids
Sell some stuff – You’ve been meaning to clear the clutter from the house for ages…..so gather it up and sell it. Clear the wardrobe of the dresses that don’t fit anymore or the shoes you bought but never wore. You can easily advertise on websites like Adverts and Done Deal and it’s often free of charge
Shop around for car insurance – It’s always a good idea to shop around every year for your car insurance – you could save yourself a fortune. You could check out www.its4women.ie who pass on their lower operating costs to their customers meaning you pay less for your car insurance premium
Consider renting a room – Now that you’ve cleared the clutter, you may have even cleared out the spare room. This could be a great source of income – you can rent a room and earn up to €14,000 completely tax-free for doing so! That’s the equivalent of your boss giving you a €28,000 payrise which is fairly unlikely to happen
Pet sitting – You can earn extra cash for pet sitting by registering on sites like www.housemydog.com. Most pet owners hate the idea of leaving their dogs in kennels and often can’t get any availability or a kennel nearby. You can charge around €25 a night for minding someone’s dog in your own home
Rent out your driveway – Live in an area where parking is difficult to get? Why not rent out the space!!