Save Money FastIt’s no secret, everyone wants to save money, but actually saving money is easier said than done, especially when everything seems so expensive. To save money, you need to keep tabs on everything; how much you spend at the supermarket, on transportation, not forgetting your leisure activities. If you want to save money quickly and see your bank account increase, just follow these simple tips for immediate effectiveness.
Follow our easy advice to save money...
Save money on transportation
Try to avoid taking your car as much as possible, however if you do not have the choice, why not consider carpooling to work for example, if all of your passengers contribute for petrol money, your journeys will become much cheaper and more enjoyable!
Use public transport when you can
Try taking the bus, tram or train whenever you have the possibility, making this small change will save you lots of pennies and perhaps get you to work earlier than by car, as you’ll be avoiding lots of traffic jams! It’s a win win situation!
Walk or cycle
If you are going somewhere local why no walk or cycle, you’ll be able to save money and get in some exercise at the same time. What more can you ask for?!
Save money on your food shopping
Make a shopping list before going to the supermarket and write down everything you need for the week, the stricter you are with your list, the less likely you’ll be to impulsively purchase items that you don’t really need.
Be savvy and look for money off coupons and reductions to use in your local supermarkets, this is a great tip and one that will help you save lots of money in the long run, so have you scissors at the ready and get couponing.
Save money at home
Electricity bills are often the cause of a bruised bank account, so why not make it a rule that everyone has to unplug their electrical appliances when they are no longer using them, put this rule into action and you’ll soon see the difference.
Cook more often
Spending more time at home, as well as eating at home are great ways of saving money, tell yourself that you don’t need to go to restaurants and cocktail bars to have a good time with your friends. Organize a weekly dinner party with your friends and ask them to each bring a dish and a bottle! Everything will be set in place for a great evening and even more of a bonus, your evening won’t hurt your pocket too much either.
A really small, but effective change to make is giving up your morning coffee from Starbucks, yes they do make great coffee, but so can you, at home and for much cheaper and if you invest in a flask it can last for most of the day.
On the banking side of things, why not open get down to the bank and open a savings account and transfer a percentage of your monthly salary into it. Set yourself an objective of how much you want to save before a certain date and stick to it!