6 Tips to be Smart on Money

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With the prices of food and other consumer products going up, it seems that the only way to cope with the market prices is to constantly think of ways on how we can save a little so we can buy more. Below are some tips on how to stretch the purchasing power of your hard earned money.

Be conscious with your spending habits

Be smart with meat cuts. Premium meat cuts are more expensive so make it a habit to check out everything on the meat section before you get what you usually buy. Always check first the meat section you might be surprised to see other brand to be on sale with the same quality as your usual meat brand.

Make it a habit to take advantage of discounts at stores other than the supermarket. For example, there are drugstores that give rebates and coupons so you can pay much less for the same things you can buy at the grocery.

Look for discounted items

Try to shop on online stores like eBay. You never know what you may find that are sold in stores at a much higher price. There are some items you could purchase at a much lower price online just be careful and always check the seller’s feedback before making online transactions.

Cancel your newspaper subscription. Yes, the news is important to you. But if you can catch the morning news program on your TV, or you have internet at home then you don’t have to read the same news on paper.

Don’t eat out when you can have fun eating at home. Work up on your cooking skills so you won’t crave expensive restaurant and take-out food. People who cook at home could save so much on food.

Eat healthy but delicious meals at home

Check out newsletters and other new announcements before hitting the stores. You might end up paying the regular price for an item just because you weren’t aware that the one store is holding a sale today.

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