7 Tips for Saving Money

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  1. Make use of the library:

Instead of buying books, movies and music cds visit your local library. Most Public libraries nowadays carry not only a wide assortment of books but also dvds and cds you can borrow for free. There are also a number of free workshops and other events held at the library all year through. Regularly check your newspapers or library website for upcoming events.

  1. Stop buying items at every sale:

You may think that you are saving when you shop during every sale event but this might not always be the case. If you bought an item that you did not really need in the first place, you cannot say you saved. You actually spent money (the cost of the item) which you could have invested for the future.

  1. Pack your lunch:

Price of meals at most food outlets has gone up considerably. Packing your lunch on most days can save you quite a few dollars each month. Not only will you save cash but in most cases your meals will be much healthier than fast food outlets: this can save on medical bills in the long run.

  1. Carpool:

Instead of driving to work every day, consider carpooling with a friend or family member. You can save money on gas as well as daily wear and tear of your vehicle.

  1. Sell stuff you do not need:

Many of us have lots of items at home that we may not be using. Maybe it is that gym equipment that we never got around to using or movies and music that are sitting collecting dust. Through the power of social media we can have a free virtual store where we can sell the stuff that are cluttering our space and at the same time generate extra income.

  1. Make a grocery list before going to the supermarket:

Writing up a grocery list before heading to the supermarket will ensure not buying items that you do not need once you stick to the items on the list.

  1. Turn your hobbies into $$$:

Many of us have skills or talents that we enjoy doing. Maybe it is photography, tutoring, web design, baking or sewing. Whatever your talent, there is always someone who is in need of those services and are willing to pay. Not only will you get to do something you have a passion for but also get paid in the process.