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I don’t know if you are in the habit of checking your till receipts after every food shop, I know quite a few people just place them into their shopping bag or purse after packing and then forget about them. If you haven’t checked yours for a while, then I wonder if you could do me a favour just for arguments sake. Next time you do a big food shop take your receipt, have a quick scroll down it and tot up just how much money you have spent on meat in that one shop alone. I always find it shocking just how large the pound signs are next to those multi-packs of meat on our shopping receipts so my wife and I recently decided to – just for a couple of nights per week – kick meat out of our meal plan, we were pleasantly surprised at just how easy it was to do.
Did you know that the average American spends 27.8% of their monthly income on housing?.
Whilst this is an average, individual cases can be far worse.
For example according to MSN Money, over a quarter of those living in rented properties in the USA spend over half of their income on housing.
In the UK the figure is even worse – with Brits spending on average 43% of their income on rent.
In other words, renting a property is expensive, but there are ways to cut your costs...
Use gas station credit cards. I know how annoying it can be to be asked, "Would you like to sign up for our credit card?" at the pump, but it's important to remember that doing so could save you a ton of money. The general reluctance to sign up stems from our fear that credit cards will lead us to overwhelming debt. Credit cards also have the potential to save you a ton of money, if used correctly.
However, your wardrobe doesn’t have to destroy your budget. In fact, you can save money on your wardrobe if you plan a little bit. You can look fabulous without breaking the bank. Here are 4 ways to save money on your wardrobe.
We all love to save money where we can but are there some money saving ideas you would draw the line at? Here are a few ones I have come across which you might not have tried yet? Would you be happy doing any of them?