Conquer The Insignificants!
Everyone seems to be looking to save money at the moment. We switch our utility suppliers, cut back on our mobile phone and cable bills and some of us even try growing our own vegetables. One of the best ways we can save money though is often ignored and that is to stop spending so much of our hard earned cash on the little things, The Insignificants!
The Insignificants are all those little treats and tit-bits most of us spend our money on every day like coffee, sandwiches, sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks, magazines, take away food and the list goes on! We spend so little on each purchase that it doesn’t even feel like we’re spending at all.
I once took the time to write down everything I spent in a week on small, seemingly insignificant purchases and the results we’re shocking. Recently I seem to have fallen prey to ‘The Insignificants’ once again so I’ve decided to give myself another dose of shock therapy and write down every little thing I spend on over the coming week. I’m not talking about bills or regular weekly food shops, they are after all essentials. I’m just going to write down all the little purchases I make to see how much of my money goes down the drain on a daily, monthly and yearly basis.
I hope you’ll join me!
Here are some of my favourite posts of the week from other great personal finance blogs on the web, I hope you have time to read a few. I’ve also included Money Bulldog’s first ever guest post which Mr.CBB over at Canadian Budget Binder kindly posted for us this week.
Have A Great Weekend Everyone!
Canadian Budget Binder ~ The Grocery Game Challenge #5 Jan 28-Feb 3~Will You Target Your Budget
Our First Ever Guest Post ~ Canadian Budget Binder ~ Emigrating to Canada ~ Should I Rent Out My House
Work Save Live ~ Why I Chose The Debt Avalanche Method To Pay My Debts
Average Joe’s Money Blog ~ 5 Lies Bad Advisors Tell Clients
Live Well On Less ~Should I Convert My Car to LPG?
Debt Round Up ~ Dang it! I Fought My Emotions and They Won
Monster Piggy Bank ~ How Much Does it Cost to Have a Baby?
Modest Money ~ Tips to Finding the Home of Your Dreams!
One Smart Dollar ~ What is a Currency War?
Reach Financial Independence ~ A Beginner’s Guide to a Minimalist Home