10 Ways To Spend Less

I know, I know… Christmas is still half a year away. Still, we all know that it will creep up on us at a rapid rate. If you’re not careful, the costs of the festive season will cause financial problems that plague you for months. Now is the time to take charge of the situation. Here are 10 simple ways to spend less so you can have more money for Christmas.

10 Ways To Spend Less 

Spend Less On Days Out

My guide to family adventures on a budget will point you in the right direction. As long as you are creating magical memories with the people you love, the costs should not matter in the slightest.

man and child legs with boots on

Focus On Your Credit Score

Build a better credit history today, and you will get better deals when taking out future credit agreements. This includes when you borrow money to buy presents and other festive treats for the family.

Quit Smoking

Easier said than done, but the thought of your child’s smiling face at Christmas is all the motivation you need. Gambling and drinking are other areas you could focus on. Besides, the health benefits are huge.

Reduce Your Bills

Whether it’s reducing your TV package in favour of Netflix or changing the electricity provider doesn’t matter. Saving money on monthly bills and services can only have a positive impact before and after the festive period.

woman in yellow jumper typing on a laptop

Buy A Used 

If you’re in the market for a new car, opting for a used one may be better. Visit https://www.martinbrothersmotorcompany.co.uk/locations/jarrow to see how much of a saving you can make. The insurance will be cheaper too.

Cut The Coffee Shop

The pre-work or lunchtime trip to your favourite coffee shop is costing you around £100 per month. A reusable flask should cost under a tenner while a decent coffee is around five per jar. It doesn’t take a genius to work out which is better.

Use Coupons

Couponing is a big deal in other countries, but we are still a long way behind. Visit https://www.latestfreestuff.co.uk/free-coupons/ for the latest deals. Once you do, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without this tactic.

Cut Food Waste

Most families are guilty of wasting huge volumes of food. Now is the time to regain control. Shopping when you’re not hungry is a good starting point. On a separate note, choosing cheaper brands is crucial.

weaved basket full of fresh vegetables

Upcycle

Food isn’t the only thing that people waste. Trashing old outfits or products that you no longer use is very wasteful, especially when they can be improved with a little TLC. Or, at worst, you should sell them.

Actively Save

Simply getting into the habit of storing a few pounds in money jar each week actively reduces your spending. At the same time, you’ll be building the pot ahead of the costly festive period. Perfect.

Whether you’re saving for the festive season or not, these tips will help your money last longer. In turn, this can only have an immensely positive impact on the future of your financial health. What are you waiting for? Now is the time to get started.

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2 Comments

  1. June 15th 2019 / 3:33 PM

    Great tips. I have started saving for Christmas already and I have been saving my Tesco Clubcard points which should pay for at least half the food and drink!

  2. June 27th 2019 / 11:12 AM

    Great tips – even little savings can go a long way.

    This year we’ve been putting aside money each & every month, budgeted in, for gifts as a whole, and it is definitely helping, whilst also building up nicely towards the Christmas season. I agree that it is never too early – it’ll be here before we know it!

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