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You can reduce expenses in 2017

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Jog your way to work

Jog your way to work

Economist and finance experts have warned us that it is dangerous to spend more than what we earn. It is very possible for someone to find themselves spending more than what they earn even without their knowledge. The need to reduce costs so that you live within your budget and your income is such an important thing.

One of the surest ways to save money is to stick to your budget. By making smart choices, you can save money regularly, which will reduce your everyday cost of living. Today people save first and then spend contrary to the traditional habit of spending first and then later on save what is left.

Utility bills can be very expensive, particularly if you have a large home or a big family. Even people who live in a small apartment or home can feel the burn of a high utility bill. There are basic changes you can make that will add up to big savings quickly. The most obvious change is to turn things off when you are not using them. Turn your lights off when you are not home or out of the room. As nice as a warmly-lit home is, a fat wallet is even nicer.

There is a need to try making certain things yourself.  Stop living a lazy life. If you have the time and energy, you can make many items yourself that you would normally purchase at the store. If you are short on time, try combining activities: make something while you watch your favorite show. There are many items you can easily make at home to save money. Making baby items at home can be especially cost effective; baby wipes, burp cloths, and baby food are fairly easy to make and will save you money.

Have you ever asked yourself how far your workplace is from your home? Better do so because it may be a short distance and you don’t need to spend on transport. If the distance is not significantly big walk or ride a bike.  And if you are a little on the lazy side, invest in an electric bike to help you up those hills in the morning.  Remember you are getting fitter at the same time.

You are probably obsessed with the food at the restaurant next door or a few yards away. As a means of reducing costs consider making your own food at home.  You are likely to eat more food than the one served at the restaurant and at the save time save your money. This may work perfectly well if you are not married.

 

 

 

 

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