When you are trying to save money, it may be easier than you think. These days we spend a lot of money on things that aren’t really necessary. But it can also be hard to give up these small luxury items that we are accustomed to having.

Here are just a few simple ways you can maintain the lifestyle you want without breaking the bank!


Make your own coffee to take to work

You may think that £4 a day for coffee on the way to work and at lunch time is no big deal. After all, you are working hard for your money, right? But have you considered the fact that you are spending £80 a month on one of the cheapest beverages in the world?

Brew your coffee at home. You could top quality ingredients that you are accustomed to right at home and still make a saving. Even if you have to invest in a modern looking flask to start out with, it will pay for itself in a couple of days!

Girls, have your own spa night and nibbles

How much a month do you spend on cutting and colouring your hair? Do you have regular manicures and pedicures? If so, invite a few friends over for a spa night. Take turns doing each other’s hair and nails. While your nails are drying, play a game and eat appetisers. It is a fun way to enjoy an evening with friends, while still saving you a bundle of money!

Eat In

Do your friends like to go out to eat? Try this method instead.  Cook a meal for your guests or have a potluck meal where everyone brings something to contribute. Either way, it’s far cheaper than eating out and will still be a relaxing evening.

Run Errands Together

If you find yourself doing food shopping one night and running to the shop for bits and bobs the next, then you are probably wasting a lot of petrol or diesel money. Plan your errands all in one day to save on fuel. Car share with friends and take it in turns. If you’re really organised you can even order your weekly shop online and completely illuminate fuel costs altogether!

Follow these simple tips to help you save money even when you think you are so broke you can’t save anymore!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Peter has received many accreditation's including many from the Times Online. As founder of You Could Save (2005) and What Stationers (2007) Peter regularly helps consumers and national organisation ‘save money’. He believes that the only successful way to bring people together online is to provide an open marketplace where people can all work together in a friendly, unbiased environment. You can contact Peter Millikin either through his Google+ account or via his websites.

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