In these credit-crunch times, who wants to spend more money than necessary? I certainly don’t, so here are five tips that can help you save money without having a negative impact on the quality of your life.
1. Buy fruit and vegetables in a market, especially towards the end of the day when stall-holders are wanting to clear their stock. Yesterday I was offered a cabbage and a cauliflower for £1.00, two leeks for the price of one and two punnets of strawberries at half price.
2. Read magazines in the library. If a magazine is really interesting and something you want to keep, then you can go and buy it. If not, you’ve saved money.
3. Don’t be tempted by something just because it’s on offer. Only buy it if you were going to buy it anyway, otherwise you’re spending money, not saving it!
4. Get some small plastic bottles and siphon off shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, etc, for holidays and going to the gym. This is much cheaper than buying travel size equivalents.
5. Check out voucher offer websites before you go out to eat. You might have to be flexible on which restaurant you go to depending on what offers are available, but two for one always tastes better.
What tips have you got on saving money?