What’s going on everyone? I hope you are having a good day. These days a lot of people complain about money. Some of them are struggling. They may have underpaying jobs, or they may be horrible at budgeting. Whatever the reason is, I don’t want you to worry too much. You don’t have to always struggle. There are some ways that you can make your money last. Today, I want to go over four different ways to make your money last.
Cook your meals
I love going out as much as the next person. Fast food is convenient, but it can be expensive. You should take the time to cook your meals. This is such an easy thing to do, but a lot of people are just lazy. Your bank account will thank you if you start doing this. If you don’t know how to cook, you need to learn. You will get better with practice. You will be able to make meals for a fraction of what you will pay when going out. You can save money at the stores with coupons. You can get the coupons online or from the newspaper.
Use public transit
Number two on the list is to use public transit. If there is public transportation available in the city that you live in, you should consider using it. You will save money on gas and auto maintenance. Your job may even give you a discount for using the public transportation. Another way that you will save money if you use public transportation is that you won’t have to pay for auto insurance anymore if you don’t drive a vehicle. Car insurance premiums can be very expensive especially if you have a violation or an accident. Believe it or now premiums go up for no reason. That happened to me a couple of years ago. The increase wasn’t a lot, but it was an expense that I wasn’t used to.
Purchase in bulk
The next thing that you should buy are things in bulk. There are deals for certain items at stores like Sam’s or Aldi’s where you can buy them in bulk. Sam’s is preferable as their return policy is great. Paper towels, can food, cleaning supplies, and soap are just a few of the items that you should consider buying in bulk. When you’re buying items in bulk, you’re saving money because you’re purchasing those things only a few times a year instead of every other week.
The final tip that I have for you today is to unplug some of your electronics when you’re not using them. I’m not talking about unplugging your fridge or stove. I’m talking about unplugging things like your TV or laptop or other things when you’re not using them. A lot of electronics use power when they are still plugged in. I don’t even know how much money I’ve saved since I’ve been unplugging stuff. What I do know is that for 2016 my light bill averaged out at $51 per month. That is great. Many people pay over $100 each month on their power bill.