When it comes to our personal finances, we’re understandably deeply invested. (Get it?) After all, money makes the world go ‘round, and we don’t want to get flung out into space by the sudden stop, if you catch my meaning. Therefore, it’s of the the utmost importance that we take out finances into our own hands. After all, the world today has been designed from the group up to rob your blind of all of your hard earned cash, so your work is cut out for you.
Have no fear, however, because the good, but also bad, news is that you’ve been over paying for just about everything all along, so it won’t be as hard as you might think to start saving money today. Here are a few small changes you can make to help you save for the future.
First and foremost, the grocery store is where we’ll typically spend most of our money and the most frequently, so that’s a good place to start. First things first, you’re going to want to look down. You read that right. Big corporations have paid top dollar to make sure their products are the ones at eye level in grocery store aisles, so you stand to make a killing by simply looking to lower shelves for more affordable options. There’s a stigma attached to buying off brand products, but that’s just propaganda, essentially. Off brand items are almost always just as good as their name brand counterpart, so there’s no reason to pay more just for the name on the box. Another way to save in the grocery store is to refrain from buying convenience items, because you better believe you’re paying extra for the convenience. This mans pre-made foods like frozen pizzas and the like. The time these foods saving you in the kitchen isn’t worth the added cost, so replace them with home cooked meals made with fresh ingredients. Your wallet will thank you.
Next up is a more general set of rules to save. The main idea here is that you want to keep your eyes peeled for sales, coupons, and other limited time offers that can save you money. Businesses employ these special offers frequently to attract new customers and reward the old, so an eagle eyes shopper can stand to make a killing by just taking advantage of this gift.You can find these sales online or in stores, and simply checking in with Google once in awhile will allow you to see these offers coming so that you can take advantage of the massive savings on offer. You’ll find that just about everything you need, and plenty that you don’t, can easily be found at a discounted price if you exercise vigilance and patience. Now, with all the money you’ll save you can grab some tickets from Ticketmaster and go catch a movie. Go on. You’ve earned it.