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Ways to Lower Your Monthly Spending

Posted January 5, 2013 by UKTony to Finance 0 0
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You may not think that there is a way to save money in this day and age, but there are many ways to save money. The trick is that you need to know how to go about saving and here are some great ways to save money without completely changing your life.

Stop eating out all the time - you will be surprised how much cash you can save if you limit the amount of times that you eat out per week. You can rather have your friends over for supper and drinks.

Do not buy lunch everyday - it just takes a bit of planning to save loads of money. You can make some samies the night before or even take the leftovers to work for lunch the next day. Stock up on canned foods that you can easily pop into the microwave at work.

Cancel subscriptions

Not having to pay for monthly magazine subscriptions can save you a lot of money every month. You can rather get your magazines online; you save on delivery costs and have the convenience of having you magazines delivered to you inbox.

Stop paying for cable TV

The Internet provides you with the ability to legally watch and download movies and series, which means that you can easily live without cable TV. The other plus is the fact that you do not have any ads during your show, which eliminates the possibility of you seeing something that could tempt you to buy.

Buy cheaper groceries

Try to buy grocery items that are on special and make use of coupons. You will be pleasantly surprised at how much money you can save just by doing these two simple things. Buying certain items in bulk can also be very beneficial, especially if you use a lot of certain items.

Shop around

Never go to the first shop you can go to. Always check who has specials and on what items, and then make a point of buying the sale items at the different shops. This does not only apply to groceries, you should also shop around for the lowest insurance, good deals on mortgages, lower telephone services and so forth.


There are a number of things that you can do by yourself instead of hiring someone to do them for you. Almost every DIY project comes with step-by-step instructions to make the job very easy to complete. Growing your own vegetable garden is another great DIY project that you can involve the kids in as well. Growing your own veggies is a great way to save tons of cash.

As you can see, there are simple ways to save lots of money, you just need to get organized and have the ability to stick with the plan you make for yourself. Take charge of your finances today and use your savings to treat the family to a holiday at the end o the year.

About UKTony: Tony is a UK based blogger writing for http://life-love-money.com/ - a UK personal finance blog, which contains articles about saving money in every day life.

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