4 Simple DIY Life Hacks That Can Save You A Ton Of Money

By on February 20, 2018
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Being ‘budget-conscious’ often brings to mind cutting down on your major expenses, such as electricity bills, fuel costs, groceries and other similar living expenditures.

What does get sidelined, however, is cutting costs on the smaller purchases you make, which can be handier than you can imagine once you understand in the amount of money you can end up saving in a month by doing so.

Here are 4 hacks that can save hundreds or even a few thousands every month to give you that cushion you need to spend just that bit more.

#1. Use apps that compress your reduce your data consumption

Did you know you can reduce the amount of data you use on your phone, without reducing your total usage? One of the best ways to do this is by using apps that reduce the amount of data that other apps like your email and Twitter use up.

#2. Hold off till the end of the month to make those purchases
Salesman and retailers (online or offline) alike have quotas to meet at the end of the month. With some amount of luck you could save some money by making a major purchase at the end of the month. A salesperson or a store manager may be willing to give you a big discount to make up their quota; especially car dealers.

#3. Carry your own food
Cooking and carrying your own food, instead of eating out, has been the go-to advice for anyone looking to get into shape. You’ll be surprised that doing so regularly can almost half your eating expenses. Not only will you become healthier but also wealthier. Now that’s what you call killing two birds with one stone!

#4. Increase your use of cash instead of plastic money

Whether you’re fan of using credit cards or not, try and use cash as often as you can for smaller miscellaneous expenses. This is the one of the best ways to see your hard money leave your pockets. Not only does this make you aware of on what and how much you’re spending but it also preempts you into making smarter spending choices.

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