Money is always the issue of the day and whether it is the beginning of the month or the end, it comes as no surprise when you find yourself broke. Here are some incredibly easy tips to follow in order to save money without having to compromise on your lifestyle one bit!
Travel with a buddy
It’s no secret that the price of oil is raising as the days go by and most of your money is spent on just filling gas in your car or bike. One of the easiest ways to save money and using your preferred means of transportation at the same time is to just join a carpool with a few friends from work who live in the same area as you do. The carpool system works in the following manner – while everyone rides in the same car to and from work, everyone also pitches in for the gas money, leading to each stop at the gas station being lighter on your pocket than before. As a result, you not only enjoy the company of your friends in a less formal environment, but also manage to save a few extra bucks here and there at the end of the month. If you’re not that enthusiastic about travelling with your colleagues’ day in and day out, you can always opt for using public transportation instead of driving your car back and forth. Use the local train system, cabs or buses in order to get around and because you don’t have to concentrate on the road this way, you can use the extra time to let your mind relax or catch up on some extra sleep. Doesn’t that sound tempting? Apart from being lighter on your pocket, this means of transportation is also lighter on the environment!
Bring some Irish Pot Luck into the house
If you socialize actively and throw parties at your home on a regular basis in order to catch up with what’s going on in the lives of your friends, the grocery shopping itself can play hell on your wallet as it all begins to pile up at the end of the month. An easy way to counter this without having to compromise on the variety or quality of food you like to serve to your guests would be to introduce the concept of pot luck into your group (think of it, it could practically pass as a tradition!). The pot luck system works in the following manner – during each party, as you make a list of the different entrées you would like to serve, designate different dishes to your friends so that everyone enters the home with some food or the other. For instance, one friend could be in charge of the apple pie and ice cream at the end of the meal while another could be in charge of the roast duck! While, as the host, you do have to prepare a large dish as well, pot luck ensures that the burden is shared by everyone and also adds a fun intimacy to the entire meal as everyone has contributed something or the other. It’s a fun way to make everyone feel included!
When in doubt, consult an agency
If you’re looking to save money in terms of a business expenditure and don’t know how to go about it, one of the fool proof things to do is to go to a marketing consultancy. Such consultancy agencies will give you advice on what is the best way to help your business grow without incurring too many losses and how to get your brand lodged into the minds of your consumers without having to throw money away on expensive advertising. This system works best for smaller businesses or businesses that are just starting out.
Scrimping pennies and doubling them may seem futile in the beginning but the money that you will save through these measures will ensure that you don’t run out of money as often as you may do now!
Matt is a free lancer writer and content builder of http://www.ismdubai.com