Budgeting Tips To Help Your Family Save Money

October 31, 2017

Saving money is something that a lot of people have problems with these days. Admit it, if you are reading this then you are probably having hard times keeping your money in your pocket when you come across a clearance in your favorite shop. Do not worry, you are not alone!

Saying “no” to your children is even harder. They are lured by new gadgets, video games, and all the stuff that will keep them occupied for a very short amount of time until they turn their attention to something else. And then they will want you to buy them that also! 

So, cutting loose ends on a tight budget has indeed become a universal hustle. In this article, we will give you some great tips on how to save your money on everyday things:

Save On Traveling

If you have been following this blog for some time, then you probably read the article posted on this very topic. For all of you that did not already read it, make sure to check out this: cool tips on how to save money.

Going on a vacation should not be that devastating to your budget, if you stick with some useful tips mentioned in the article. Pay close attention when booking your flight and your stay, and when organizing the holiday timetable for the entire family. Just the same when it comes to retirement planning for example, planning your trip ahead can also save you a lot of money.

Learn How To Restrain Yourself

If you are constantly finding yourself buying things on the counter that are currently on sale and that you do not actually need at this point, then you can say that you already dug deep into this spending habit. Something has to change!

That pack of bubble gums is maybe not that hurting to your budget, but try writing down all of the little things you bought (and you did not plan on buying). Do you see how much money you spent on those things on a monthly level? 

What You Can Do To Spend Less

First of all, you should know that this is more of a mind game here. If you are organized and persistent enough, you will know how to restrain yourself from impulsive buying. It is simple, if you really do not need a new jacket right now, buying one is probably not a good idea, even if it is on sale.

Once again, writing things down, making lists, and sticking to them should help you plan your budget and your expenses in advance. Everyday spendings are really going a long way here, making lists when going to the supermarket can help you save money even when buying groceries.

Give A Second Chance

When mommy-duty comes calling, one of the things that new moms learn very quickly is that old and used things may very well come into play once again. Indeed, resorting to second-hand stores and investing in reusable items may save you chunks of money long term.

With so many garage sales and thrift shops thriving everywhere, it really may prove like a good idea going to one of them and buying books or toys for your children. Plus you can support small businesses by doing this.

Also, when buying kitchenware and housing appliances, before you put a product into your basket, ask yourself if there is a reusable solution to it. For example, spending tons of money on paper products can be avoided by purchasing substitute reusable goods. They may be more expensive as one-offs, but do not forget that buying same things repeatedly may hurt your budget a lot more in the long run. 

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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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