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Pinching Your Pennies

By Mansi Gupta

Money is essential to life. If you want to save your hard earned cash, you ought be judicious while spending it.

Life is impossible without money.

'MONEY', in this era I think can well be stated as the 'Most Outstanding Necessity Enveloping You'. Life is impossible without money. Funds are essential in every walk of life. So, such a crucial indispensable aspect of our lives needs extra care and protection. This article, therefore, is a guideline to many effective money saving strategies.

Money Management might not be imperative for everyone. But many of us nowadays need to be vigilant while spending. This is because of the soaring market prices and limited income. But 'where there is a will, there is a way'. 

The foremost technique to be economic is to prepare your monthly budget. This will help you in administering your expenditure throughout the month. But mere planning a budget is insufficient. What basically matters is, how much you adhere to it. So, try to stick to your budget. Any deviation from it should be in case of an emergency.

Shopping from coupons is deemed to be a very cost effective nowadays. These coupons are gift vouchers can be grabbed from your daily newspaper, magazines, in shops and on Internet. They provide you with varying lucrative offers such as 40% off on your eating in a restaurant at a particular date and time etc. Coupons thus are a wonderful way to enjoy a variety of things in life while saving many of your dollars.

Be frugal in using your credit card. Though credit card acts as bank in your pocket, it comes with huge rate of interests. This is the most significant drawback of using a credit card that perhaps supersedes all its merits.

Try shopping during the sale season. It is the best time when you can get an item worth $100 in just $80 or even $50. So, don't miss an opportunity to avail the sale season benefits.

Avoid repeated shopping. It is not prudent to shop time and again because each time you make it to the market, you will be spending money on travel (oil, taxi fare etc.). Moreover, the market rates keep on fluctuating. The thing prized worth $45 today may be for $50 by the end of the month. Therefore, once you are on for shopping, especially some items such as foodstuff etc are concerned shop as much required and make no compromise. Take these a little more than needed. This saves you from landing into troublesome exigency situations.

Don't be habitual of junk food and eating out. This will not just be emptying your pocket soon but can even be hazardous to your health.

Get a medical insurance. It will facilitate you with requisite amount during unfortunate health perils.

Planning a garage sale at the end of the year is not a bad idea to make some money out of the undesired items in your house.

Another good way to save money for your own self and your successors is to make investments. These can be in the form of property, land, stocks, trusts and the like.

Save on electricity and phone bills. Do not assist your children with separate TV and phone connection in their rooms. Keep just one television set and phone connection in your living room. This will enable you to keep a check on the amount of usage of these things. It is definitely a money spinning way for those fraught with hefty electricity and phone bills.

Apart from these there might many other ways to manage your outlay that may appeal to you. All you need to do is to be a little cautious, far-sighted and love your well-deserved money.

About The Author

Mansi Gupta writes about money.

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