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?
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 –
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?