The excitement of an approaching summer means holidays are being booked, longer evenings are being spent at the pub, and we’re having to buy new clothes for the hot weather. This also means it can dent our bank balance, and before you even realise it you’ll have £2.43 in your bank and you’ll be eating rice for the next week. To avoid being left in that hungry situation, follow these easy ways to save money.
Money Saving apps
Now that our whole life revolves around our phones, it makes sense to base our money management system on our phones too. There are loads of apps now on the market to help keep track of your money. Money Dashboard syncs with your different bank accounts and will show you in different categories where you spend your money, giving you an overall picture of your spending. The days of writing down and working out your spending are behind you, and to top it off, the app is free.
There is a voucher code for nearly everything these days, so you need to make sure that you’re using all of them! Vouchercodes is a great website to find a code for restaurants, and use Wowcher to find vouchers for holidays or day trips. If you’re a student, make sure you create a Unidays account, as then you’ll have access to all the best student discount deals.
If you haven’t got a loyalty card for your most visited shops, then you need to get one. Nearly every chain will offer a loyalty card, so you can collect points, which can result in free things in store. Get a loyalty card for your local supermarket to get discounts on food or your local coffee shop for free coffee, wherever it is, this is a great way to save money on things that you need. If you don’t want to be dealing with loads of cards in your purse, download Stocard onto your phone and have them all in one place in an app.
Sell, sell, sell!
It seems so simple, but these days people are too busy to think about selling some of their things. With apps and websites like eBay and Depop, you can sell pretty much everything quick and easily, you just have to take a photo of the item and upload it!
Savvy food shopping
The ease and instant gratification of a take away is often too tempting that making your own dinner, but this can often lead to money going down the drain. Stop making excuses for a takeaway, and use the food that you have to eat. Before you go food shopping, make a list and make sure you stick to it! This is easier to do if you make a weekly food plan, this will also ensure that no food goes to waste. Follow these easy ways to save money and you’ll be good to go!
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