You look into a wallet, and you see the bottom of it already in mid-month. You’re not the only one. Unfortunately, sometimes you have to tighten your belt or, to avoid it, start to take care of rationally spending money early enough. Sometimes making a few changes in spending money brings surprising results.
You can eat healthy and tasty without overpaying, and keep the saved money to eg. spend on holidays or buy something you dream about, and you thought that you can’t afford.
1. Make a list
It sounds very common, but it helps a lot. When you check what you need at home, you write down a list and buy only what you need, you’ll find that you’ll pay a lot less. The shops are designed to make you walk through the whole enchilada and throw in a cart things that you actually do not need.
2. Watch out with sales and coupons
We are often tempted by opportunity, eg. 3 products for the price of 2. However, later it turns out that the products have a short expiration date and you won’t use them in the indicated time. Consider whether you need so many things. You think that you save through coupons and promotions, but the truth is, that you throw your money into the thrash.
3. Check prices
Another gimmick is putting no price or writing in capital letters that this is a sale. Take a moment and check the unit price or compare price per liter or kilo. It may turn out, that the super low price is not low at all.
4. Do not be afraid of store brand products
We fear that cheaper products sold under store brands will have worse quality than branded goods. This tip is simple, see the ingredients and check if they are different from top-end products. A colorful label is nice, but you are going to eat the contents.