They say money makes the world go round. Perhaps that’s why our lives are put on hold when we don’t have any! We are living in a time when we never seem to have enough cash to do the things we want to do. When we aren’t paying bills, we are coping with the rising cost of fuel and food prices. Thankfully, as regular readers of our website know, there are creative ways to save money.
In this article, we have listed a number of ways you can cut back on your spending, giving you a little bit extra in your pocket for rainy days and tasty treats.
Cut your fuel bill
Look for special deals. Companies such as Uber promote their services to new users with an Uber promo code on their app. You will have 30 days to make use of their price deals, from free to discounted rides.
Save money on flights. This is a little cheeky, but many travel websites will raise air fare to regular customers. Delete the cookies on your computer, so they don’t know you have visited before, and take advantage of their lowest prices.
Find cheap fuel. Don’t spend a lot of money on fuel when you can get it cheaper elsewhere. Type your details into GasBuddy, and they will point you in the right direction.
Cut your food bill
Change your shopping time. Visit the supermarket first thing in the morning and just before they close. Very often, they display perishable goods at marked down prices to get rid of them. You will be amazed at the savings you can make on your regular food items.
Don’t worry about ‘best before’ items. There is no need to throw food away after the ‘best before’ date. Use your judgment and consider how the food looks and smells. However, you need to adhere to the ‘use by’ date, no matter how edible the food seems.
Shop online. You may need to pay a delivery fee, but shopping online will reign in the temptation to buy anything you don’t need. You can also remove items from your virtual shopping basket if you find you are going over budget.
Cut your household bills
None of us enjoy opening our utility bills. Do yourself a favor and use a price comparison site to find a cheaper company than the one you are using. Many companies will give you a better deal by switching, so regularly compare and move your custom around.
Buy energy saving appliances. Look for the ‘energy star’ seal of approval. Despite the initial outlay, you can save a lot of money on your electricity bill with an eco friendly washing machine refrigerator, or dishwasher.
Be sensible. You can save a lot of money on your bills through sensible habits. Turn off any appliances you aren’t using, don’t have a bath every day, and turn off the light when you leave a room. Don’t be a lone eco warrior, but ensure your family follows suit.