5 Easy Ways To Save
If you want to find ways to save money every day, there are some great ideas that take little to no effort on your part but could, long-term, help to save you money. However, finding simple ways to save and to notice more money left each day which can help to impact your stability even more than saving a small amount per year, while this is important it isn’t always noticeable in your current financial situation. You want to see a difference in the money you have left each day or at the end of the week.
Some Simple Ways To Save
- While the best way to save money on your coffee on the way to work is to take one from home, this isn’t always the easy option. One way you can save money is to find a cheaper alternative to some of the pricey coffee shops, some of the independent coffee shops are cheaper; finding one that is cheaper is going to save you money each day that will add up by the end of the week.
- If when you shop you buy name branded food, then for most part you are wasting money. Store branded goods are often the same product but just labelled differently. Buying store branded goods are great in price in comparison to the name brand items, saving you money. If you are looking for a shop that has great quality products at great prices, you can’t go wrong with shopping in Aldi. Here you will find that you will have more money in your purse or wallet at the end of your shopping trip in comparison to some of the other supermarkets.
- One of the simplest rules for shopping is to eat before you shop. If you aren’t hungry you are less likely to buy the items that are not on your list or in your budget. This is difficult if you are nipping out for a sandwich at lunchtime because you will be already hungry, for this reason it is better to buy your lunch on the way to work, when you are less hungry and you can make the better choices for your wallet and your health. It is cheaper still to take your own lunch in, but this is not always possible.
- If you are good with money and are able to stick within your budget and spending habits, you can reducing your daily spending with a cash back credit card. As long as you pay the bill off every month, you are paying less for the goods than what they will cost in the shops, saving you money on every purchase you make. This is a great way to save money but you have to know that you are able to take on the responsible use of a credit card and only spend money that you have allocated in your budget.
- Coupons are a great way to save; we don’t have as many opportunities to get coupons in the UK as they do in the USA, so you have to look carefully for any that are available. However, there is little point using coupons for items you don’t need or will never want, so you have to be selective. I am not a daily paper person; I have no budget allocated for the purchasing of a paper that I can find the information out for free on the internet. However, I do break this rule when Aldi run a campaign for money off in a national paper, for me the most valuable one is the money off at the till; this gives me my shopping for even less, which is perfect.
Therefore, while there are some great ways to save money on the items over a long-term, if you can get instant savings these are the ones that will help you to overcome the immediate financial pressure that many people are facing in the current economic climate.
Hi there, Sharon, I’m visiting you from Equipping godly Women! I like your suggestions. I’m not so good at saving money, so you’re reminding me to work at it a bit more! I agree with you about coupons. I live in Turkey, but back hom in American, I notice that coupons are often for expensive name-brand items. Even after the discount, with the coupon, just buying a no-name brand with no coupon is often cheaper…
Hi Betsy, that is such a great tip, people assume that with the coupon they are saving money and yet the generic brands can still come out cheaper!
Great tips! Every little bit really does add up if you can do it faithfully and consistently. I’ve gotten a little lazy lately. Thanks for the reminder!
I am visiting from Frugal Friday Link up. I don’t by name brand food products for the exact reason you stated. The store brand serves its pourpose. I love shopping at Aldis.
Hi Janell, Thanks for visiting:)
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