Trying to cut down on household expenses is never an easy task. After all, these recurring monthly costs seem never ending. But it turns out that there are few simple changes that you can make that will save you a lot of money over a period of time. Here are five surprising ways to save money on household expenses:
You’ve probably heard fantastic stories of professional “couponers” who descend on a grocery store line with a stack of coupons an leave the store with a truckload of merchandise for a couple of dollars. Although coupons can often mean tremendous savings, getting this level of discount is time consuming and requires almost obsessive planning and organization. Most people like to get things for free or at a discounted price, but they don’t have the time to take couponing to this level. Fortunately, technology has made it a little easier to use coupons and to reduce our everyday expenses without having to be obsessive to do it.
Interest on your credit cards adds up fast. An initial purchase of $1000, with an interest rate of 18%, could take years to pay off, assuming that you make only the minimum payments each month. In fact, if you make even a few late payments the penalties could result in NEVER paying it off, as you’ll see in a moment.
If only buying a home was as simple as buying a loaf of bread at the grocery store. Life sure would be easier. Imagine the price that you see on a home actually being the price you end up paying. As you likely know by now, that simply is not the case. Depending on where […]
Finding deals on everyday necessities is much easier than you think. Many are shocked to find they are overpaying for groceries, health services and other essentials. When you take advantage of local deals, coupons, mobile apps and web-based subscription services, you can save money on the items you purchase daily. Check out these great tips to start saving money today.
No matter how big or how small your yard, you want it to look great. You might think that this isn’t possible on a limited budget, but there are many things you can do that don’t require a great deal of money. Consider the following ways t0 spruce up your yard when you’re on a budget.
Next to your mortgage, energy costs are one of your major monthly expenses. The average U.S. household spends about $325 on heating and cooling a month, and that is less than half of your total energy bill… of course this amount varies drastically by location, size of home and individual lifestyle.
It is understandable that families want to cut some of these costs, especially when money is tight. The following are just a few tips to help your family reduce their household bills.
As much as 30% of your home’s energy energy loss can be due to older single pane windows. If they are drafty and leaky the loss can be even more. So replacing older windows is a project that can easily pay for itself. If you live in a place that requires both heating and cooling new windows can save you money year round. But replacing windows can offer other benefits as well.