There are plenty of guides out there showing you how to save money. It would be pointless writing yet another one that included all the same tips as everywhere else. So, instead of wasting your time, I’m going to talk about a few tips that nobody ever seems to address. These tips stray from the norm, but I’m telling you, they will help you save money either in the short or long term.
Threatening To Cancel
I think this is my favorite tip as it’s ridiculously simple and shouldn’t work, but does. We all have various contracts or bills that we pay every month. We spend time looking for different providers before signing the contract for our water, energy, TV, internet, etc. This gives us a long list of essential monthly payments that make it hard to save cash all the time. But, you can save money if you threaten to cancel your contract with your providers. Tell them you’re unhappy and you’re going to leave. Trust me, they will do everything in their power to keep you. So much so that they’ll offer cuts on your monthly payments. Just like that, you’ve reduced your monthly expenditure and saved cash, how easy!
Making More Money
Making money is one of the best ways you can save more money. It’s not something you often see suggested, as people focus more on saving what you already have. However, as it mentions in the financial health tips here, positive moneymaking leads to more stability and security. A really simple way of illustrating this point is by using a theoretical example. Let’s say you make $1000 a month, and aim to save 10% of what you earn. This means you pocket $100 in savings per month. Now, boost your income by exploring other methods of making money, and you now earn $1500 a month. If you still save 10%, you now pocket $150 every month.
Embracing Your Inner Beauty
Okay, this sounds like a weird tip, right? Well, I did warn you that we’d be discussing things no one else talks about! How on earth does embracing your inner beauty relate to saving money? It’s simpler than you think, if you’re comfortable with who you are and how you look, you have no motive to change or hide things. As a result, you can save an absolute fortune on makeup and beauty products. Even if you get comfortable to the point where you only need one or two beauty products, the savings you make will blow your mind. Here’s a fun thing to do, take a look at all the different products and makeup-related things you buy, add all the prices up and think about how often you buy them per year. You will be shocked at how much you spend, completely and utterly shocked.
Hopefully, this gives you a different approach to saving money, and you’ve learned a few new ideas. It’s okay to use generic saving advice like shopping at discount grocery stores and using coupons. But, if you need an extra boost, these weird ideas will help.