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Saving money is something we all know we need to do, but actually doing it is a different story. There are always a few lifestyle changes which can be made to save the pennies, so here are some ideas which might just help boost the bank balance.
It’s really important to start by making yourself feel a bit guilty. This may sound odd, but by writing down your incomings and outgoings of the month, it will show you the amount of money which has been splurged with nothing to show for it.
Include everything. From how much you’ve spent down the pub, to meals out, to how much money you’ve spent on feeding a habit. If you see these figures on paper you are sure to start wondering how you managed to spend all that money and feel guilty that you could have used it a bit better.
Having dinner in a restaurant is great but when you’re doing it a few times a month not only can it become expensive, it can also be taken for granted. To get around this, why not set aside the nights when you’d be going to an expensive restaurant and go pick up some food from the supermarket.
Maybe splash out on a bottle of wine too and invite some friends over? It is a well-known fact that restaurants charge around the same for a glass of wine, as what you could pick up a bottle for in a local supermarket. It’s nice to be treated but cooking it yourself is much more rewarding, especially when you know how much money you’ve saved in doing so.
It could be a great bonding activity to do with your partner, cook a meal together for friends and what more; you know exactly what went into the meal if you’re keeping tabs on your tummy. If you need advice on how to stick with your diet plan, click here.
You might be a social butterfly but if you want to be healthier, then it’s time you cut out the day/nights in the local. With a pint costing well over £3 a go, maybe it’s time to start that thing called running that you’ve been meaning to but just never quite had the time.
Free apps like my fitness pal, Endomondo can track your running performance, help with diet and nutrition advice and allow you to link up social profiles so you can compare results with your friends. It means you still get the friendly banter with your mates, but you’re getting fitter and healthier in the process. And with summer round the corner, you have no excuse, right?
The average 20 packet of cigarettes is said to cost around £9.98, while 10 years ago in 2008 the average cost was £4.82. If we were to break this down at smoking 20 a day the results for how much you would spend is staggering.
But smoking’s easy to just cut out of your life right? Well no, it’s an addictive substance and something that not everyone can just go cold turkey with. There are however alternatives that will not only help you become healthier but save you money at the same time.
E-Cigarettes such as these have grown rapidly in popularity over the last few years. Even celebrities have been spotted ‘Vaping’ as these clever devices are taking away all the toxins, tar, carbon monoxide and anything else you can think of. If you are new to vaping, read this blog to find out how you should set up your vape for the first time! This has been written by one of New Zealand’s leading vape supplier of Vape pens and E-Liquid.
Heck there are 4,000 poisonous chemicals in tobacco smoke entering your lungs every time you take a drag on a cigarette. And they are only letting you inhale nicotine (the addictive bit) from cigarettes without the bad stuff coming into your body. Maybe quitting smoking isn’t such a daunting task with the help of vaping after all.
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