Money doesn’t grow on trees, so we’ve got to save on routine expenditures wherever we can. This is especially true with a family, when a paycheck or salary is spread thin, or when income is unpredictable. Fortunately there are many savings opportunities in the lives of the average family, but because of the slight inconvenience involved in making these changes, they often go overlooked. Most of these savings opportunities will not take longer than an hour for you to set up. Try these soon and save for many months to come.
5 Places to Look For Savings You May Have Overlooked
In order to save more money you can always try to compare and get a new auto insurance quote. Prices vary from company to company sometimes a couple of hundred dollars, even when considering the exact same vehicle. You won’t know what’s out there until you start getting some quotes. Also consider vehicles that are cheaper to insure – specifically older cars that are still mechanically sound. If you live in an area that allows historical vehicle insurance, you may be able to save a bundle with a vehicle old enough, provided you don’t use it in disallowed ways.
You can almost always save money with your internet service provider, simply by calling into their customer service line and asking for a better rate. You may have to tell them that you’re considering going with a new, cheaper provider. Your ISP may have a “customer loyalty department” who handles these matters, so ask for that first thing.
Change the Way You Eat
Incorporating rice and beans into your diet as a regular staple can save you a lot of money. These foods have always been used to supplement diets around the world, because they are filling, healthy, and cheap. Rice and beans can be incredibly delicious, and can do wonders to fill out a protein like beef or chicken.
Become a Savvy Price Comparer
It’s important to know where you can find deals. If you need to make a purchase, don’t automatically go with a retailer who is closest to your house. Call around, look online at retailers big and small, check websites like eBay and Amazon. You can save 50% just by looking around for 5 minutes in many cases.
Find Cheaper Health Care Providers
You may be surprised to learn that different dentists and veterinary clinics charge widely varied prices for exactly the same procedure. If you live in a city, try asking for prices outside of town when you need a tooth cleaning. These savings really add up, especially if you find lower prices for each member of your family. It’s easy to just go with the most convenient option for these health needs, but looking near and far for savings will make your final bill a lot easier to handle.
Savings are everywhere if you’re willing to look. By putting the above into practice, you’ll be adjusting your life to include savings which will make your income go a lot farther. Maybe this list will give you original ideas of your own.