Yesterday I was talking about budgeting and I tried to searched for some tips on the internet. I browsed and found a page. For me, it was a nice one so I’m sharing it as I promised yesterday. It is smart money-saving tips you need now by Maura Judkis.
Food: Cooking for yourself can be fast and easy, as well as surprisingly cheap. Try online recipe finders for meals that use what you already have in your fridge. Make enough for a few days, and then use the leftovers in sandwiches for work the rest of the week. Eating at your desk could save you more than $100 a month.
Budgeting: It pays to educate yourself so that you can make informed decisions about budgeting, investing, and other aspects of your finances. Simple steps like automating your bill payments can help you avoid late fees and damage to your credit score.
Transportation: If going to the gas station makes you cringe, make sure your car is in a top shape with a tune-up. Fixing any serious maintenance problems can improve your gas mileage by as much as 40 percent. Becoming a better driver can help you save money, too. Smooth braking and acceleration, as well as slower driving will improve your mileage and keep money in your wallet.
Energy: You’ll feel better about your monthly utility bills, and also the environment, when you take small steps to cut your energy use, start by replacing your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent. Though CFLs cost more at the store, they don’t need to be replaced as frequently and can save your household hundreds of dollars over their life spans.
Entertainment: And even though saving money is serious stuff, you can still have fun on a tight budget. Try renting movies and cozying up on the couch with friends or loved ones, and get inexpensive, designer like clothing worth bragging about. When traveling, picnic lunches can be fun and tasty, and if your sense of adventure dictates a vacation abroad, look a little farther
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