7 Quick Fire Ways to Cut Your Spending
In the Girl did Good ebook Life After Lessons we talk about different types of traditional ways to save money.
But what about if you want to cut down on your spending so you have more to save?
Here are some quick fire methods to save on what you spend you might not have thought about.
Discount Vouchers and Codes
Look for discounts on the things you’ll be doing in the future such as restaurants and days out.
Energy and other Service Providers
Switch energy suppliers every year and shop around for things like car, house and travel insurance and mobile phone providers.
Know the law on TV licences and your TV Packages
According to the TV Licensing website you need a licence to
“watch or record live TV programmes on any channel (including BBC)
download or watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand. “
This leaves a whole host of ways to not need a TV licence and for more help watch this handy video
Don’t buy bottled drinks and pre packaged food
Take your own. The plastic is harmful to the environment anyway and cost so much more than filling up a coffee mug or flask and cute little lunch box before you leave the house.
Buy Used or Second Hand
Check out second hand book shops and charity shops for a bargain or two, you never know what you might find.
Cook at home
Ditch the take away menu’s and apps and make dinner yourself. TV chefs make it look easy but start with something you can handle and work your way up from there. While you’re at it try to incorporate any food that’s on its way out so you don’t waste it. There are loads of websites where you can type in the ingredients you have and it comes up with a list of different things you can do with it.
Write a list before you go shopping and never shop when you’re hungry!
Buy own brand or frozen instead of fresh
These are just a few ideas of course there are plenty more to be found if you have the right motivation!