Still increasing prices of basic necessities, such as food, clothes, and bills, are frightening all people. With the minimum wage, a standard family with one or two children can barely make ends meet, let alone going on holiday. A similar situation touches the most students who usually combine work with studies, and they can’t afford many activities and facilities, such as a gym membership card or going away for the weekend. So, how to save money fast and effectively? Is it possible at all? Of course, it is!
Save money on food
The most amount of monthly money is spent on food. To cut down on your expenses, it’s enough if you stop having lunch out every day. Instead, you can take your home-made food to work. Not only will you pay less, but your meal will also be healthier as you know what ingredients you used to prepare it.
Moreover, instead of expensive brand products, you can choose cheaper alternatives which usually taste the same.
Save money on transport
Another expense you can limit is the cost of transportation. If you possess a car, you can find a budget petrol station. It’s also good to buy a season ticket for public transport, which is much cheaper than a single ticket. Or ideally, you can ride a bike or kick scooter, which is an eco-friendly solution.
Share daily household expenses
If you live with a family or flatmates, the best idea is to share household expenses among all tenants. It should concern chemical products, the Internet bill and other necessities you use together.
Limit social meetings
Finally, to save your money, you should limit social meetings. Of course, it doesn’t mean that you can’t meet your friends at all, but instead of going to the pub, you can organise a house party during which you all divide the costs of food and alcohol.
If you’ve already managed to save some amount of money which you want to put on the savings account, and you wonder which one to choose, you’ll find more information in this infographic, provided by Exchange Rates: