Food & Lifestyle

Simple Ways to Save Money

Trying to save money can feel tedious, but it’s worth it and there are so many different ways. And, you can still have fun whilst saving money – you just need to be more mindful of your finances.

Here are some simple ways for you to save money:

1. Cancel subscriptions you don’t really use

We’re all guilty of this! Chances are, you probably do have some subscriptions that you don’t use – whether that’s weekly, monthly, or annually. They probably aren’t exactly breaking the bank, but every penny counts so try to save money wherever you can.

2. Use cashback websites

Cashback websites can help you to save, especially if you enjoy shopping online. Once you’ve registered to a cashback website, you’ll be able to receive cashback when you make purchases from your favourite retailers. It’s as easy as that!

3. Charity shops

Hitting the charity shops can really help you to save those coins! There are also plenty more benefits too. If you’re a fan of vintage clothing, then charity shops are a great place for you. You’ll also find unique clothes that aren’t seen in standard high street stores, and you could find some great gems.

4. Enjoy culture for free

There are plenty of fantastic museums, galleries, and exhibitions that you can attend without paying a single penny. This includes the Tate Modern, Hepworth Wakefield, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, National History Museum, and plenty more. You could even enjoy the arts from the comfort of your own home! There are a range of platforms and websites that feature collections of art, literature and films – you can do all of this from your sofa and not feel like you’re missing out.

5. Write a list and stick to it

It’s easy to buy things that aren’t on your list, but you should really try to avoid this. You’ll be spending unnecessarily and end up with purchases that you don’t really need. Whether that’s groceries or clothes – always stick to your list.

6. Loyalty cards

This is pretty common, but it works. Most of us have multiple loyalty cards for different stores, whether that’s supermarkets or drugstores – they really are beneficial. You will have points added to your loyalty card with every purchase, and the more points you have, the more money you can save in future. It’s as easy as that!

7. Price comparison websites

These are great to find the best deal for you, and really get your money’s worth. From energy providers, to holidays to even electronic goods – you can use price comparison websites for so many things that you need. They make it easier for you to find and decide what will be best for you (financially) and results are all personalised to you. Amazing!

8. Think before you splurge!

This may sound like a fairly obvious one, but we should all think twice before we splurge. No matter how big or small the purchase is, we should ask ourselves if we really need to. Or can this be done at home? For example, instead of buying expensive smoothies or coffees every day, you can make your own and put them in refillable cups when you’re on the go. If you like to go for manicures and pedicures, you could buy your own supplies and nail polish and do it yourself at home to save money. There are many more examples, but it’s always best to think before you spend and weigh out if you really to spend money on certain things.

We hope this was useful for you! Do you have any other great ways to save money? If so, let us know in the comments below.

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