“Do not save what is left after spending; instead spend what is left after saving.” ― Warren Buffett
Yes, you can also have a ‘fat’ bank account if you adopt a good financial plan. Saving money can seem like an impossible task when you have friends who are a shopaholic. It becomes mission impossible when wants exceed your needs.
But you might be surprised at how much you (and your bank account) could benefit by implementing a few small changes into your day-to-day spending.
Here are our top money saving tips for 2018 that would make you a successful individual.
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- Review your budget
Be specific with your financial goals. You need to map out how much you need, by when and what you need to save every month in order to reach the goal.
When you know what your targets are, you're more likely to stay the course and continue saving for them for the long term. Review your bank account every month and track your progress against your financial goals.
- Save money on food
Families should dine out at least once a month to strengthen the bond and create new memories. Parents should take few hours every weekend to buy everything the family will need during the week from confectioneries to toiletries and foodstuffs. By eating at home, you save money that would otherwise be spent on utilities and you usually save calories, too.
- Host a potluck
Having a lot of friends has its advantages and demerits. On the positive side, you need trustworthy people to help you with errands and keep a good companion through thick and thin.
The more friends you have, the more money you spend on lunch dates, birthday parties, and gifts.
You can still maintain an active social life and save more money. Instead of meeting over at pubs and restaurants, you can host a potluck and have everyone bring his or her favorite dish. There will be a variety of dishes to try and spend more intimate time with your friends.
- Work more
Write down all the things you desire to own in life. Stay busy and pursue the career you love. The road to success is very bumpy but after some years, you purchase all the things you deserve in life.
- DIY beauty treatments
Self-care is very important but you don’t have to spend all your savings at the spas and saloons. There are common kitchen ingredients that you can use to nourish, moisturizer, clear dark spots and also skin conditions at home. These ingredients provide maximum results without any side effects.
- Get creative with gifts
How do you express your love to family and friends on their special occasions or this festive season and still maintain your financial goals? Most people will appreciate the thought behind your gifts more than anything, so don't be afraid to save money and find free ways to celebrate birthdays and holidays.
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Save up more money and get the best-quality products you can afford. It’s quite logical to have few quality clothes than fake brands that will become tattered in few months.
- Read a personal finance book
When you learn about personal finance, you'll learn even more strategies to help you save money for your goals in life. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more you can save.