Currently when crisis seems to strike anywhere, there’s no better way to stay safe and secure than learning how to save money.

Experts agree that no matter how one looks at it, there will be always ways to save money if the person has the will do so. If you are one of those who are trying to come up with ways to save money in this unstable economy, it is best to start with developing a simple lifestyle. When you are able to do this, the rest will follow. But, if you are one of those who are not sure where to start, here are some eight simple ways to save money.

“Make this day great!”

One step at a time

The first thing that you can do to save some money is by learning to manage your grocery or shopping sprees. Although buying groceries is a necessity, this doesn’t mean that there’s no opportunity for you to save. The best thing that you can do before going to a supermarket is to conduct an inventory on your supplies. This will help you determine how much more you have and can help you estimate the period that these supplies will last.

“All We have is Now”

After knowing what are the things that you need, make a list to prioritize the items that are of utmost importance. The same thing can be applied when shopping for clothes and other accessories.

To save money:

The key is to limit expenses on the items that you really need and keep whatever cash you have at hand. Try not to buy something that just tickles your fancy and if possible, limit your trips to the supermarket or boutiques to veer away from the temptation of buying something.

As cheap as it may seem, getting as many coupons as you can help you save some money. These days, coupons are not only applicable to just groceries only. In fact, major establishments such as restaurants, cinemas and even boutiques accept and give out coupons to its customers to offer a discount. If you keep these coupons, you can get a little discount on establishments that you usually go to.

Learning to commute is another major saving for you.

With the gas price hike, you can save lots of money if you take advantage of public transportation or even carpools. Aside from saving some money on gas, you can also save some since you wont have to pay for the car’s maintenance and parking anymore. Also giving you time to work on a side hustle whilst travelling.

Having enough time to audit your own bills would also help you. Before, people are used to just paying whatever amount the bill states. But since there can be major discrepancies in these, it is best if you audit your charges occasionally. Auditing is best for telephone bills since some charges are being repeated, thus, making you pay for calls you didn’t make.

Auditing can also be applied for your credit card bills since many companies add hidden charges.

Many people do not realize it but one of the best ways to save money is learning how to save energy.

 It is unfortunate that many people still don’t realize that leaving an electric appliance plugged to the electricity outlet means that appliance still consumes almost 20 percent of the electricity it consumes while it is turned on. So, to save money as well as energy through electricity makes it a habit to unplug cables from their outlets when not in use.

Side Hustle

A great way to save money is to start a side hustle that makes you extra money so you can save that income for the better things in life! 

There are so many ways to make money to save with a side hustle.  Take a look here and you may find a great place to start.  We have researched all of the types and even started a few to see if they are successful.  Some are very hard and need a great deal of time spent to learn the tactics to be successful, others are quite simple but need a regular system to ensure success. 

Whichever way you choose to save money be consistent and disciplined.  It should work for you and not add stress to your life. 

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