Everyday Life: 5 Money Saving Areas To Address

February 26th, 2015 | by Annette H
Everyday Life: 5 Money Saving Areas To Address
Finance
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Money, sadly, has never grown on trees, making it the commodity that it is today. Instead of betting your entire future on a lottery win that will never happen, what you should be doing is spending and saving smartly each and every day. Here are just a few examples that you can use to examine your own life and find where you can save.

Housing

You don’t need to live in an overly large house, nor should you put yourself in such a situation. Because you are not a millionaire, you need to look at the reality of what you are currently bringing in on your paycheck. Use that to determine what you can afford while still being able to afford essentials and put away for savings. The amount you save will more than make up for the mediocre conditions you agree to live now when you can finally afford a very nice home.

Food

Eating out is expensive. If you find yourself strapped for cash, take a look at your eating habits. Even one $30 meal per week is well over half of what it would cost you to shop at the grocery store for a week’s worth of food. On top of saving money, making your own meals means you’ll be in the position to make healthier choices.

Insurance

Nowadays, you don’t have to go to a different insurance company for each kind that you need. Check with your current provider to see if they offer any discounts for insurance bundles from Meyer’s Insurance Ltd. Many will have them, seeing your full business as a much better deal than only part of it. There are also group discount and other discounts that can be added on for safe driving practices and the type of car you drive.

Transportation

If you are in a large enough city, seriously consider taking the bus or train. Not having a car saves on both gas and repair expenses. If the city transportation is less than stellar, try biking. It is a completely clean mode of transport that costs laughably little when compared to the typical expenditures of an automobile. Plus, you’ll have better health than you’ve had your entire life.

Utilities

Finally, understand that being frugal with the lights and hot water does make an enormous difference. Even one extra minute of unused electricity equates to thirty minutes of saving when the bill finally arrives. Keep it cool in the winter and warm in the summer and always unplug devices you are not using.

Living frugally means living smart. By taking the time to understand what greedy habits lead to money loss, you can begin to construct a much healthier financial plan that earns you money instead of losing it.  Take these methods to heart to find out where you can save the most money.