Aside from car payments and rent/mortgage, most of life’s expenses are made up of many small transactions. From shopping for groceries to buying household items, it’s not the big expenses that get us but the little ones that add up.
In this article, you’ll learn a few simple and easy ways to save money in your everyday life. You don’t need to sacrifice anything you love in order to cash in on these savings.
==>Cut Down on Your Cable Channels
Do you really watch all the dozens or hundreds of channels on your cable subscription? If not, call up your cable company to see if there’s a lower grade plan that you can downgrade from.
If you really only watch one or two channels, you might be able to slash your cable bill by as much as half while still keeping your favourite channels.
==>Research Your Tax Credits
Politicians have passed a number of tax credits over the last few years that you might be eligible for. If you don’t watch the news however, it’s entirely possible that you’d gloss over these savings.
Do some research into what kinds of tax savings you might be eligible for.
==>Get a Free Solar Panel
What if you could save as much as 50% off your energy costs, without any upfront investment?
Solar companies today are offering what’s called solar leases, where basically you pay nothing to install the panel. Instead, you pay a portion of what you save from the reduced energy cost to the solar company.
You don’t have to invest any money of your own and you get to save on your energy bills. There is a downside though: The lease is often for about 40 years, and if you intend to sell your property at some point you’ll need to find a buyer who also wants panels on their roof.
==>Accelerate Slowly, Drive Slower
Your car burns the most gas when you accelerate. If you press hard on the gas pedal every time a traffic light turns green, you’re unnecessarily burning a lot of gas.
The same goes for driving quickly. Even on the freeway, there’s no reason to do 80 instead of 60 unless you’re really in a rush.
The speed at which you drive is more habit than anything. If you get in the habit of accelerating slowly and driving slower, your gas bills can get cut by 20% or more!
==>Cancel Your LAN Line
Today, just about everyone has a cell phone. It may be time to ask yourself: Do you really need that LAN line phone?
If you’re keeping your LAN line just because friends and associates are used to calling you at home, it may be as simple as giving them a new phone number. It might take them a month to get used to it, but you’ll be able to eliminate that expense from your life forever.
==>Look on eBay Before Making a Purchase
Before you make any major purchase, take a look on eBay to see if you can find it for cheaper.
If you haven’t spent much time browsing eBay, you might be shocked at just how much money you can save by shopping auction-style. That $20 pair of earphones can cost you just $2.99 including shipping on eBay.
These are a few simple to follow tips that can save you quite a bit of money without deteriorating your quality of life.