Ways To Lower Your Family’s Monthly Expenses

October 18, 2016

Are you finding it difficult to afford your monthly expenses, because prices have gone up or you are paying more for things like insurance and cell phone service? Then it is time to take the necessary steps to lower your monthly expenses without having to affect your quality of life. Check out the tips below to find out how you can go about doing so:

Lower Your Medical Costs

The amount of money that you need to pay for your health insurance and the amount of money that you have to spend on visits to doctors cannot really be changed or controlled. However, what you can control is how much you spend on over-the-counter medications by shopping smart. You can, for example, purchase medicines and supplements online for less money than you would pay at a pharmacy or you can use coupons when you shop. When it comes to prescription medications, you can save a lot of money by getting a prescription discount by clicking here. These small steps can make a big difference and save you a lot of money, especially since medicine is becoming increasingly expensive.

Stop Eating At Restaurants Or Ordering Takeout

Another way that you can dramatically reduce your monthly expenses is by preparing the vast majority of your meals at home. Getting takeout or eating at restaurants often can quickly increase your costs, especially if you have children. Instead, make a list of the groceries that you need each week to give you the ingredients required for your weekly meal plan. This will allow you to head to the store knowing exactly what you have to buy, so you will not end up making unnecessary purchases and spending more than you meant to.

Reduce Your Cable Bill

If you absolutely can not do without cable TV, talk to your service provider to find out what cheaper options are available. And if they do not have any options that you like or can afford, go to the competition and see what deals you can grab. But, if you cannot afford your cable bill no matter what you do, get rid of your cable plan, and stick with watching your favorite shows online or via much more affordable streaming services like Netflix.

Get Rid Of Monthly Memberships You Do Not Need

Are you currently spending money on a monthly membership that you are not really benefitting from or using? Then get rid of it to save that cash and use it to pay off other expenses. This might be a magazine subscription or a gym membership. Whatever it is, determine if it is really worth it and if it is not, part ways with it.

Make Coffee At Home

You may be surprised by how much money you spend just on coffee that you get from your favorite café or coffee chain throughout the month. If you purchase a cup of Joe every morning before work, switch to making it at home instead.

These are simple ways that you can cut your expenses while still living comfortably, so definitely give them a try!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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