Money-Saving Tips You Must Master in Life

Do you exhaust your resources before the month ends? You can save a good amount of cash every month by focusing on the 20% of expenses that matter most.
The 20 percent of expenses that matters most are housing, transportation and food.
If you focus on optimizing or reducing them, this will exponentially improve your financial conditions.

Optimizing your  20% Expenses

1) Housing

When shopping for a place, make sure you’re not getting more than what you need. As a matter of fact, opting for a less expensive home will result in some really good bucks every single year that you can pocket for your savings.

2) Transportation

The average monthly loan payment for a new vehicle is constantly hitting new highs every year. Only buy a vehicle you can pay in cash.
If you can’t pay for it in cash it’s probably too expensive. Consider using public transport if you live close to your work.

3) Food

If you want to save on food, there is the only thing to do: cook more. Check out meal prep tricks online that will save you time and money.
I do hope this simple guide helps!

10 General Money Saving Tips for Everyday Life

You may not have control over the economy, but you do have control over how much you spend.  Below is 10 simplified ways to manage your finances effectively.

1. Keep track of your spending.

Know where your money is going. If you know where your money is going it will be easier to make changes if you need to. Write down a daily, weekly and/or money budget of how you will spend your cash.

2. Learn to separate wants from needs.

Only spend money when it is absolutely necessary to do so. Ask yourself this simple question before making purchases, ‘can I do without this product or service?’ If your answer to that question is yes, I sincerely don’t think you need to make that expense.

Difference Between Wants and Needs

in the field of economics, a need is an essential requirement or a necessity whereas a want is a desire. The fulfilment of needs is essential for one’s survival whereas fulfilment of wants is not essential for one’s survival.

3. Do not pay your bills on credit.

My friend, do not buy things on credit. While it may make things easier now, using credit only increases your monthly payments in the future.

4. Maintain a regular saving culture

We can’t overemphasis this. Save a percentage of your income. Save in bank, but most importantly, save in asset. Acquire asset. Learn how to go about this.

5. Check your insurance policies. 

Check out the coverage of your insurance plans. You may have too much and be wasting money or too little and not be adequately covered. Research the best coverage for you at the best price.

6. Mind how much you spend on periodic purchases.

Periodic purchases like gifts, holidays and vacation. It may feel good  spending the money, but you may wish you had not spent that huge sum later on.

7. Cut some of your services.

Cut down on your cable subscripture, data subscription and call credit subscription. If you have a cell phone consider cutting your land line. Just cut down on most of the services that you cn do without.

8. Attempt lowering your energy bill.

Turn off appliances and lights when they are not needed. Purchase energy-efficient light-bulbs. When you can, use a fan instead of air conditioning or put on a sweater instead of turning on the heater. When you do these, you are saving more.

9. Consider signing up for online bill payment.

Online bills payment are efficient. Not only will you save on stamps, but you can make sure your payments are received on time.

10. Reduce take-out ordering.

Even if the meal, product or service is not expensive, doing it frequently can really add up. A $20 pizza once a week will cost you over $1000 a year. Huge sum if you ask me.

 

Your financial security is in your hands. Learn to save more and spend less. I do hope these tips help you.