Save Money in 2017
It’s 2017 and many of us have the goal to go on vacation, buy a new vehicle, or even lose weight. If you look at all of these, they all tend to have one thing in common, and that’s saving money. Saving money by not eating at fast-food restaurants and buying junk foods does help you save in order to lose weight.
However, many of us have tried to follow the old routines by trying to save, and it may have not worked out for you. Sometimes saving money may seem like a chore, but there are easy ways to save money that anyone can use.
Today, we will explore seven lifestyle habits to help you save money this 2017. Let’s get started!
Have Remodel Projects Learn to DIY
You may have some great ideas for your home or apartment this year, whether it’s redesigning your kitchen or bathroom. By hiring a contractor it may cost you thousands of dollars to get a project done.
By educating yourself about a project you may be able to DIY for a fraction of the cost of what it would cost to find a contractor. There are many step-by-step guides on the internet today, and there is always YouTube.
Of course, when it comes to specific utilities like electricity, you might want to be safe and call the proper contractor; plus some remodeling jobs need to be brought to code.
Be Practical with Brand Shopping
If you happen to be a brand junkie, and nothing pleases you more than to drop a couple hundred dollars on new designer clothes you might have a bit of a spending addiction. Better to curve your brand addiction in a smart way; how is this possible you may ask?
You can always go out and take pictures on your smartphone of the clothes you want to buy and then sleep on it. Take a day or two to decide if the costs are really worth it. A second option is to look at websites like ebay.com, where you can buy brands like Gucci, Armani, and Louis Vuitton with tags still on them for a fraction of the retail price.
It doesn’t always make sense to buy the cheaper alternative. For example, if you’re going to buy something that will get worn often like dancing outfits or something that you’ll only ever buy once like a wedding dress yet remember forever, feel free to pay extra for the quality.
Track Your Spending
Some people get their paychecks and “poof,” it’s gone! Many people today, have this problem because they don’t know exactly where all of their money is going because they lack basic budgeting skills.
Thanks to technology this isn’t that difficult anymore as there are smart apps out there to help track your budget and spending. If you haven’t given up the checkbook already, you could always consider automatic payments as you will be able to see where your money goes.
Invest In Quality Products
It’s smart to have good furniture for your home as high-quality items last a long time, and you know what you’re paying for. When you do make a high-end purchase, you should make sure you are buying something you’re comfortable with that will last and still retain its value if you decide to sell it.
Saving money this 2017, shouldn’t seem like an impossible task. There are many ideas to help you cut back from smart apps to DIY projects at home. Whatever your reason to save money this 2017, make sure you make a plan and stick to it in order to change your lifestyle habits for the better.