8 Tips to Save Money in your Daily Life

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Looking for more ways to trim a few bucks from your budget? Check out some of these tips to help you save some extra cash on a day-to-day basis…


  1. Bundle your errands into one long, massive trip per week, so that you can save on fuel costs.


  1. Keep copies of your receipts in an envelope or file folder, organised by store or by month. You’ll need these if anything breaks.


  1. Reduce the amount that you dine out. This alone can probably save you R1000 per month or more.


  1. Check prices online before buying something at a retail store.


  1. Paint your own toenails instead of getting pedicures. Brew coffee at home rather than buying coffee out. “Stop buying lattes” may sound cliche, but it’s become a cliche because it strikes a chord with so many people.


  1. Plug appliances into a power socket. Flip the socket switch off whenever you’re not using one of those appliances. You’ll save on the cost of ‘phantom energy’ – the slow drain of energy that comes from keeping things plugged in.


  1. Keep your home a little hotter in the summer and a little colder in the winter. You don’t need to go overboard, just don’t use your air conditioner as much and turn your heater down a few notches.


  1. Service and maintain your car. It may feel like an extra expense but you’ll save big bucks in the long run.


Sources: budgeting.about.com