Everyone can do with a bit of extra cash, but very few people take advantage of the multitude of opportunities out there to make and save money.
There is a lot of information out there – though a lot of the options are neither practical nor sensible, meaning that for the majority of people, options seem slim.
There are however, more great ways than you’d think to save and make money.
Here are five sensible steps to a brighter financial future.
Vouchers are a great way to save money on all kinds of items, from clothing to food.
There are plenty of websites that provide internet voucher codes free of charge. Similarly, many fashion retailers give away discounts in their daily/weekly newsletters.
Make sure to use them before they run out as vouchers tend to have a very short life.
Go down a brand
Recent research into branding of food and other household items showed that most people couldn’t tell the difference between brands of food when the labels weren’t shown.
Try going down a brand. The saving may not seem a lot for each item, but you will see the difference when doing your weekly shopping.
Dropping a brand is a great way to save money without changing your daily routine.
One great way to make money is to tutor. There are thousands of children across the country, needing help in one subject or another.
As long as you are good at the subject and have spare time, you can tutor and now, with the advent of E-Learning, you can tutor over the internet, meaning you save on travel costs.
One of the best ways to save money is to walk more. The mounting price of petrol means that if you want to save money, you are going to have to stop using your car for short journeys.
The same is true if you are constantly catching a bus for one or two stops. By walking the journey you could potentially be saving yourself hundreds each month.
Sell your old stuff online
The quickest and easiest way to make some extra money is to sell your old stuff online. Whether it’s an X-Box or a Sega, the internet is the place for selling both your most priceless and your most (apparently) worthless possessions.
Whether you want to go for an auction-style selling or a straight sale, getting rid of old things in return for cash is the most sensible way to make and save money.
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