Money is not easy to come by these days. Wherever we look, prices are getting more expensive, companies are closing down and more people are losing their jobs. But you know, improving your financial situation isn’t really that hard. To help you in your penny-pinching efforts, here are some easy tricks to saving money.
Trick #1: Cook your own food
Eating out costs around AU$20 or more, but cooking your own meals would be worth roughly AU$65 to AU$75 per week. And for that amount, your groceries will have more variety than whatever other fast-food place would give you.
Trick #2: Make a shopping list and follow it strictly
Many of our expensive purchases come from impulse buys, and these accumulate over time. So before you go shopping, prepare a list of the things you need and follow it strictly. [Read more…]