THE BEST WAYS TO SAVE MONEY

Friday, 10 February 2017

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So. I'm sure you relate to that feeling. Staring at your account, like how? How? HOW? Where has my money gone, like literally what did I spend it on? In all honesty, it's quite a scary feeling, quite daunting actually. Well this has been me every single month last year, and I realise it's because I would buy that coffee when I didn't fancy it, I would be going out for expensive meals when I easily could have had much cheaper options, and I was spending a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot...on clothes that I didn't even like that much.

So 2017 is the year for me to try and be more sensible with my money. I am saving. And I have learnt some tips so far, that have helped me a lot. So I'm going to share them with you.
  • Buy a Thermal Flask- Wait. Amelia? This is about saving money, but you are telling me to buy something? What? But trust me. This is really helpful, especially if you are a commuter who goes to Starbucks every day. Instead, make your coffee at home and bring it with you, not only will it stay hotter a lot longer, but it will save you so much money. SO much. Petes Mum got me one for Christmas, and I think I've fallen in love.
  • Pay with cash- When I pay with the card I seem to be a bit more carefree with what I buy because it's so easy, and simple. However, when you pay in cash you have a visual representation of what money you have and what money you will have left. 
  • Set yourself a budget- set yourself a realistic limit of how much you want to pay each month, and try to stick to that. This will make you cut back on things you normally didn't think about spending. You don't realise until you try
  • Vouchers- Just because you are saving doesn't mean you can't go out and enjoy yourself. No way! But always be on the lookout. A good example of this is at the moment (I think) students get 40 percent of at Zizzi's. And this is what me and my friends do. We end up paying about twelve pounds each, for a drink, starter and a meal. It is fab!
These are only a few starter tips, I could do a post where I elaborate more if you'd like to. I didn't get all these tips by myself, one of my friends have definitely helped me with saving. But sharing knowledge is what it's all about, so comment down below your saving tips. And also make sure you are following us here on bloglovin. 

15 comments:

  1. I needed this right now !!! My money is just disappearing yet I'm trying to save up !

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    1. Yayyyy I'm glad! I'm having the exact experience
      -A,x

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  2. I needed this right now !!! My money is just disappearing yet I'm trying to save up !

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  3. I'm trying desperately to save money - I want to get my driving licence, it's slowly getting more embarrassing being 20 and without one.. great tips thank you! fingers crossed they work

    Em x (www.thetwentyyears.co.uk)

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    1. Yeeeeees I'm learning to drive!! It's so pricey
      -A,x

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  4. These are such useful tips! I need to set myself a serious spending budget haha.

    x Annabelle
    travelsandtea.com

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  5. Insta brought me �� Good post btw v helpful❤️

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  6. Love your blog as well as your YouTube channel, thank you for everything and keep it up! Xx

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  7. Oh! The cash tip is a good idea. This was a cute and helpful list ♡

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  8. Just wanted to say I think you look gorgeous in this picture x❤

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  9. I know this is an old blog post now, but a great tip for you is to go and read up on YNAB. I use it, it alters your perception of money and what it can do for you. I don't get anything if you do use it! I wish I'd had it ten years ago! The forum is super friendly (esp the journal section)

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