Category Archives: Save Money

How Life’s Little Luxuries Can Add Up

While I’m all for being frugal in life, I do still like to enjoy a few little luxuries. I’m talking about going for a meal out with the family, having a takeaway night at home with friends and I have to admit that I probably still pick up too many coffees on the go. This is why I find it useful to remind myself from time to time just how much these little luxuries can add up when they start to become more like daily or weekly occurrences. So, let’s just take a moment to ponder over how much we could spend in a month on life’s little luxuries if we’re not careful.

What would you be willing to sacrifice to buy your own home?

Millenials face many challenges these days but one major challenge is that of getting on the property ladder. With inflation on the up and wages remaining stagnant, house prices still rising and rents seeming to edge higher every year, saving for a deposit is just one of the major hurdles young would-be home buyers face, let alone passing today’s more stringent affordability checks.

Man searching for a job

Saving Money while Job Hunting

It is a position many of us have found ourselves in before – unemployed and worrying about how exactly we’re going to be able to get by until the next pay check (whenever that might be). It is important to remind yourself that the situation is temporary, and to not be too hard on yourself in the meantime. However, of course, it is important to be frugal when you are yet to have a regular income again. Here are some tips on saving money during your job search.

Dealer handing car keys over

3 Ways to Save Money When Buying a Brand New Car

Getting a good deal on a car purchase is important at the best of times. If you’re planning on buying a brand new vehicle, however, then it could be argued that this is even more important than ever, as a brand new car will depreciate in value as soon as you drive it out of the showroom. With this in mind, how can you make sure that you are getting the best deal possible on a brand new vehicle? Here are a few basic tips to help you on your way to a great deal.

4 Tips to save like a Pro this year

This is a guest post from Pauline of InvestmentZen.com

I am sure you know the secret to a financially stable life. It’s not really a secret. Save, save and save some more. But easier said than done, right? With the average rate of saving for American households around 5%, it doesn’t seem like the majority puts that into action. So here are a few tips to help you save like a pro.