I apologise for not writing any posts for the past week or so, but I have been mega busy in my job have been slightly distracted by the European Championships! How good are England doing by the way?
Saving money is just as important as it is required of you to earn. However, considering today’s economy, it is not at all easy to save money. The cost of living is getting higher each day, and so it is becoming hard to maintain savings. The simple savings options and ways may not be your direct path to securing your future. So, it is better to design and follow your own savings tricks, customizing those as per your lifestyle and needs. You will have to think wisely, and avoid giving in to your temptations. If you do this, you may be able to see that maintaining a debt free life will be easy and thus, you may not even be required to get any debt help from third party professionals.
Money saving ideas – Customized a per your choice
Saving money and budgeting, is considered by most as a tough thing and totally boring a thing. However, you can add life and interest to it, if you do it your own way, based on your needs, and your lifestyle. Being a frugal cheapskate isn’t such a bad thing! Bring in some changes into the so very common savings tactics, so that you can save more easily than before. So, what will you be required to do, in order to achieve the peace of mind and yet save lots for securing your future? You can try to:
Practice short term savings goals rather than the long single ones – Usually, people practice long term savings goal. They in general, open a savings account, and start putting money into it every month, till the end. However, you can set shorter savings goal. Once you achieve one, set another higher goal. This will make it easier for you to achieve savings easily enough.
Save separately based on every requirement of yours’ – Rather than saving in the general sense of the term, which mostly people do, start saving money for separate needs. Like, bill payments, income tax, retirement and various other purposes. Moreover, you can transfer the balance, from the other bank accounts to another with low interest rate.
Incorporate virtual savings account along with other accounts – Save pennies too, and this can easily be done through virtual savings account. Open this with banks, with which you have credit cards. When you will make the payments on the credit cards, the balance is going to get deposited into the virtual account.
Consider cutting down drastically on some specific expenditure – Try cutting the cost of home phone, fuel, electricity, and so on. These are going to help you save lots. Instead of using two cars or more, bring that down to one as much as possible. Consider the walking route, if that is an option.
Consider improving the quality of your home – If you can improve the quality of your home improvements, in the right way, you are going to hit gold. Later, you may be able to get lots of money out of this. Companies like HRS Roofing can help you with your remodeling and suggest ways to increase your homes value.
Use coupons and remember to organize them too – Use coupons to save money mainly on grocery and other such items, which you need the most. In addition, you can also try stock piling, which means buying things that you require the most, in stocks. This helps you save on gasoline, as you aren’t required to drive frequently to the shop, and also on grocery, because, when you buy things in stock, you may get additional discounts.
So, these are some of the wise and yet personal ways in which you may be able to save money. Yes, it is true that most of the other people are going to try saving money too, or switching bank accounts to save on debt payments. However, the separate savings accounts, virtual savings account, improvement in the quality of your home, are some of the ideas, which not all consider.
It’s been two weeks since I last made this post, for two reasons.
- The response from people has been poor. Come on bloggers, it doesn’t take long to come up with just one tip for people – especially as you’re giving lots of these tips out daily.
- I’ve been very busy with work and the Jubilee weekend, which was bloody brilliant.
One good thing though – I’ve had a post published on ProBlogger about this very part of my blog.
This is a collection of tips I’ve had over the past couple of weeks.
Smarty Pig says set up at least one savings goal and auto-contribute to it monthly. That’s a good idea. I think in the States, they have something called lay-away – and in the UK we have different kinds of bank accounts that let us do this without being allowed to touch what we’ve put in.