With the current economic situation, many of us are looking for simple ways to save money. I’ve read hundreds of articles about money-saving tips, but in my experience, it’s normally the simple tips that are the most effective.
It’s important that when we save money, we make our savings work for us. We all know how hard it can be to save money. Because of this, don’t just put your savings in your normal bank account, open up a high-interest savings account and watch the interest grow. The more money you add to the account, the more interest you will gain.
In the US, one of the best interest savings accounts is the LSA or Lifetime Savings Account. Be sure to do your research wherever you are based to find out what’s the best option for you.
Out shopping is when we’re most likely to spend money, and many of us get carried away. We tend not to consider the long term implications of our spending before we buy a product and we should! Here are some simple and effective ways to save money that you need to think about next time you go shopping.
Use voucher codes. Before you venture out to go shopping, check some voucher codes websites online to see if there are any deals that you could take advantage of. Before you go shopping you will probably have an idea of what you want to buy, so look for some product-specific codes that can save you money.
Check out deal websites. There are loads of websites that specialize in providing their visitors with product specific deals. If you know what you are looking for then these sites can be a great way to save some extra money and find some bargains!
Stay away from impulse purchases. Impulse purchases are those purchases you don’t intend to make when you enter a store but you see a product and you just want to buy it. These purchases can really affect your overall shopping bill, and if you add up the price of your impulse purchases over a few months, it can equate to a serious amount of money.
Take a shopping list with you. This is a great way to try and avoid impulse purchases. Take a shopping list with you, and include all the things that you intend to buy and stick to it. By avoiding the expensive unnecessary purchases that you don’t need, you may be surprised how much money you can actually save. Give it a try and see for yourself.
Have you had a search online? More often than not, a product will be cheaper online than in-store, and price comparison shopping websites are a great way to find the cheapest price. They will compare the main retailers for a specific product for you to find the best price; they basically do all the hard work so you don’t have to.
Use Twitter as a means to save. Most of the main retailers or dealmakers will have Twitter accounts, and they will regularly post their best deals for their followers to see. Follow the companies that offer the products you are interested in and see if any deals interest you that will help you save money.