Money Saving Tips for Home and Life
Ever since the economy fell in 2008, more and more people have been struggling with their finances. Sure, the crisis is over, but those of you who have had a rough time financially until now, you most likely not want to go back on the same path.
Good news is that you can change your financial life – and starting to save money is one of the biggest and most important steps to make. Following, we have put together a list of tips to help you save more money in a simpler way so make sure to check it out!
When it comes to items you have to restock on a regular basis (e.g. grocery items), you should make sure to buy them the smart way. Using coupons (and maximizing their value with the store’s deals), paying attention to how prices increase and decrease, planning the grocery shopping list and your weekly meals based on the store’s flyers and buying at discount places can save you a lot of money on the long term.
For instance, if you have to regularly restock on cartridges, you could go to cartridgediscount.co.uk. At first, it may not seem like saving a lot of money by buying there, but eventually you will notice how all the savings are adding up. Ink Cartridges can be really expensive in store, so enjoy the online savings.
30 Is a Magic Number
Really, it is. Not necessarily when it comes to fairy tales, but when it comes to actual, real life, 30 is a number to be kept in mind. The “30 day rule” is a golden one for anyone trying to save money and it implies that you wait 30 days between the moment you decide to make a purchase and the moment you actually make it. This will leave you plenty of time to research your options and to think things through (especially in terms of “do I actually need this or can I live without it?”).
Have Some Water
OK, this will sound odd. But replacing your soda or juice with water is a great thing to do from a financial point of view (and not only!). Invest in a decent filtering system and you will not have to pay a lot of money on bottled water. Plus, if you drink a glass of water before each meal, you will most likely eat less and feel much better (from all points of view) too! Water is indeed the real magic potion to go for both when it comes to your health and when it comes to your finances!
Don’t Be Afraid to Shop Second Hand
Cars, clothes, equipment, music, DVDs – all of these things can be shopped second hand. And yes, you will find a lot of really good quality items in the “used” sector as well. You will save yourself a lot of money and still get the best items out there. Just make sure you don’t buy something just because it is cheaper and pay attention to the how good/bad the items you buy look and function!