If you’re looking to improve your life and ditch a few bad habits in 2017, as well as save some money along the way, here are 7 top tips for health and wealth for the year ahead:

Use Azimo and save a fortune

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Simply switching from a traditional high-street money transfer company to Azimo can save you a small fortune over the space of a year – and will save you a lot of hassle and stress as well. We’re online only, so there’s no need for branches or agents (or queues, for that matter) – which all means we can offer transfers from as little as £1. Less hassle, less cost, and more money to spend on you and your loved ones. And when you sign up with Azimo, your first transfer’s free!

Stub it out

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The health benefits of quitting smoking are well documented – for instance, after a year the risk of heart disease is about half that of someone who’s still smoking. And you could save an awful lot of money too: with the average pack of 20 costing around £10, a 10-a-day smoker could save approx £2,000 by quitting in 2017 – you can even download a free NHS app to help motivate you along the way!

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Get on your bike

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Public transport is a pain at the best of times – no one likes standing like a sardine on a crowded train or bus first thing in the morning. And it’s not cheap either – a peak single London Oyster fare for zones 1-2 is currently £2.90, which adds up to £1,392 for a 48-week working year. But buy yourself a sub-£200 bike from somewhere like Decathlon and you could end up saving more than £1,000 over the space of a year – and as a reward, you could treat yourself to a few Uber journeys when it’s really pouring with rain outside!

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Curb the chocolate cravings

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We all love a little chocolate bar to keep us going through the dark winter afternoons, but this daily treat is bad for your health and wealth. Of course, we’re not suggesting you stop completely, but try having a piece of fruit instead now and then – you’ll soon see the benefits for your waistline and wallet. Cut down to a couple of bars a week and you could end up with an extra £100 in your pocket.

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Put a lid on the latte

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We know, it’s very tempting to stop for a daily latte on the way to work to help you recover from the crowded commute. But with some fancy coffees costing nearly £3 a pop, it might be worth waiting until you get to work and putting the kettle on instead (or convincing your boss to buy a Nespresso machine). After all, over the course of a year, that’s more than £750. Anyway, if you’ve switched to cycling to work (see above), you won’t have any excuse to stop for drinks!

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Ditch the weekly takeaway

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Thanks to the likes of Deliveroo and Uber Eats, takeaways are taking over as more and more people choose to curl up with a curry on the sofa rather than splurge on a meal out. But don’t be fooled into thinking this is brilliant for your budget – spending £25 on a curry or pizza delivery for you and your partner once a week will end up costing a whopping £1,300. Instead, make time to cook cheaply and healthily at home and treat yourselves to a chow mein or chicken korma once a month – it’ll taste even better!

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Cancel your gym membership

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We all know how important it is to keep fit, but paying for a gym membership and then not using it is a surefire way to shed too many £££s in 2017. One in every seven people in the UK is a member of a gym. Before you decide to sign up or renew your membership, remember that swimming at the council pool will only cost a few quid and a run around the local park won’t cost you a penny.

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Ready to join the Azimo revolution? Head to our homepage, check out our brilliant rates and start saving today!