None of the techniques shown here is capable, by themselves, of changing our economic life, but many of them, if adopted together, yes. Of course, it is not necessary to be able to apply all the suggestions, for most people only a few are enough to be able to save a lot of money already.
Some tricks are very simple and can be put into practice immediately and effortlessly; they are mainly for those who are approaching the world of saving for the first time and need basic but interesting advice. Others require a little more constancy and application but still remain incredibly simple to implement.
Click through the slides to have 10 concrete tips on how to save money.
1. Always write a list of what we need to buy
Both for food shopping and for any other type of purchase, it is good to first create a list of what we intend to buy, with a cold mind, when we are at home and we are not tempted by what we see displayed in the windows and on the shelves of the supermarket, and then go shopping. When we are in the field, should the world fall, let’s stick strictly to that list and not buy anything else, even if it seems like a good idea.
Let us remember that in any exercise everything is plotting against us because everything is designed to push us to buy as much as possible. We often believe that the purchase comes from a real need or our idea, but it is not so, it is always the context that manipulates us and leads us to spend in the useless. This is a really essential technique to save money in a concrete way.