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BREAKFAST FOR DINNER AND OTHER MONEY SAVING TIPS

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Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that I LOVE a bargain. I will stalk something I love till it goes on sale and then I snap that bargain up. I have to. It costs a lot of money to live these days and no matter how hard I try and save – something always pops up. Like most people we live pay day to pay day some weeks. Some weeks we have money left over, other weeks – zilch, nada, nothing.The cost of living is going to increase again come 1st April when health insurance rates go up for the 15th time in a row! Not happy Jan. But what can we do?

Lots!

I asked over on Facebook a little while back about what your money saving tips are and what you are sacrificing for health insurance. You guys had some great ideas that I wanted to share!

Here’s what you said –

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I love Barbara’s idea of having breakfast for dinner one night a week! Some nights when I get home late, have nothing prepared and can’t be bothered cooking the kids will happily have a big bowl of cereal and I might have toast! Cheaper than takeaway!

Some things I try to do regularly to save money are –

  • Take my lunch to work rather than buying it every day
  • Only buy clothes for myself and my family when they are on sale
  • Regularly compare my ultility providers to ensure I am getting the best deal
  • Meal plan most weeks and try use cheaper cuts of meat, lots of mince or chicken.
  • Instead of lavish family holidays I take advantage of interstate family and stay with them.

I think it’s important we all try and save a little bit here and there. It all adds up and you can be assured that the next time your bills increase you can cover it knowing you’ve got a little bit extra tucked away at the end of the week.

Want to see what other people are sacrificing for health insurance? Compare The Market has a great infographic here.

 

What are your money saving tips? Are you freaking out about the next price hike for your health insurance?

8 Comments

  1. Kellie Anderson

    March 21, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Fantastic tips and ideas for saving money. Thank you!

  2. Hugzilla

    March 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Op shopping is my secret as well!! I buy lots of things second hand – even big ticket items like furniture. We spent $1200 and got two black leather sofas and two armchairs from a place that does ex-display stock from places like Freedom, Coco Republic etc. We easily kitted out the new house with sofas for less than the price of one, and they were all like new.
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  3. Renee Wilson

    March 22, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    I actually just received a letter in the mail about the price hike yesterday. Definitely not happy Jan. I’m a big fan of breakfast for dinner. It’s a great idea. Sometimes you just can’t be bothered and it’s nice and cheap too. I really need to get into meal planning also. #teamIBOT

  4. Karin @ Calm to Conniption

    March 22, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    If my dinner is that top dish, sign me up!! You actually have just reminded me that I do have to do some shopping around on my utilities as my contract is up.
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  5. EssentiallyJess

    March 22, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    We had cereal for dinner the other night for the first time in ages, and it was great! I really enjoyed it. So easy, so light and barely any dishes! Breakfast for dinner is awesome.
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  6. Kell @ All Mum Said

    March 27, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    We also have brinner regularly, not to save money but because we love it! But it is definitely one of our cheap meals when doing our meal plans for the fortnight.
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  7. Adeline Er

    March 28, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Great tips! I find myself saving the most money around grocery shopping and cooking in bulk.
    Definitely get your ingredients from deli and fresh food market if possible – they are way cheaper than Coles and Woolies!

  8. Adeline Er

    March 28, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Great tips!

    I find myself saving the most money around grocery shopping and cooking in bulk.
    Definitely get your ingredients from deli and fresh food market if possible – they are way cheaper than Coles and Woolies!
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