Monday, August 24, 2009

Money Save

When you were a kid, it was as easy as dropping spare change in the piggy bank. Now that you’re older, saving money is way harder that spending it.

>Eat at home and bring your own launch, when you’re leaving a house 30 minutes before breakfast, lunch or dinner, just eat your meal at home. It saves you from spending an extra hundred or two at the food court, cafeteria or whatever it is that you’re heading. Eventually, you’ll have a happy bank account and a more financially secure future.

>When in doubt, don’t! The next time you feel the urge to buy that really cute dress or that super cheap accessory, think twice before pulling out your wallet. If the small part of your feels unsure about the item, drop it and walk away.

>Water please! Most restaurant goers don’t realize that most of the profit is raked from drinks. Beside; water is healthier that those sugary beverages.

>Upsize me, Most people grew up with the tinge mentality, where you buy thins in sachets and small packs because it’s cheap. The next time when you go grocery shopping, buy your favorite items in the biggest size, especially if you’re using it for long term.

>Make a shopping list, whether you‘re going to the grocery, mall or bazaar, list down the things you really need to buy and go through it twice. Then give your self this strict mental rule: If it’s not on the list, I ain’t buying it! It save you from giving in to tempting sales and bargains on a whim.

>Don’t be a sucker for freebies, freebies are great, but sometimes it lures us into buying things we don’t need. Purchase something because you need it, not because you want the freebie.

>Avoid convenience stores; their price tags are significantly higher than groceries and markets. Next time, if the grocery store is nearby, just get your items there. However, if you’re just buying one or two items and you don’t have time to walk a few more blocks, then the convenience store will do.

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