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How You Can Make Your Money Stretch Further.

December 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comIt can often feel like your income and budgets are simply not big enough to cover all the things that need to be covered. It’s not something you should worry about too much though; worrying gets you nowhere, instead you need to take action to change things. It’s more than possible to make your money stretch further than it currently does, but only if you take the right steps and learn the right tricks.

Here are just some of the things that you should start to do if you want to make the money you have stretch further week after week, and month after month.

Ditch the Features You Don’t Use

If you have a TV package or a phone deal or anything similar to those things, you should review how much you pay for them on a regular basis. If you’re paying for features that you don’t even use, then you need to ditch those features as soon as you possibly can. These packages often don’t get used as much as they should considering the amount of money people actually spend on them each month. Compare alternative options and see if there is a cheaper and more suitable solution out there for you.

Make Your Home a More Energy Efficient Place

So much of our money is spent on heating our homes during the winter months. That might might seem like one of those necessary evils, and in many ways it is. But there are some times when you’re probably spending more than you should, and that comes down to energy efficiency. Improve the insulation of your home and make sure that your doors and windows aren’t allowing heat to escape from the home. By making simple upgrades like those, you will make sure that your home is as efficient as it can be and you’ll save money.

Only Pay the Tax You Need To

Taxes can be a burden for many people who already have tight budgets, and even more so if it turns out you’re paying more tax than you’re obligated to. This is something that’s definitely worth looking into. It’s definitely worth contacting a tax lawyer that can help you find relief if you have never done that before. You could find that you save a significant sum of money that can then be spent on other important things. No one should pay more taxes that they are legally required to.

Change How You Travel

For many people, the money they spend on getting from A to B can be the biggest expenditure of all. Cars can be expensive to run; there’s all that fuel, insurance and a million other things putting a strain on your wallet. So changing how you get around could help you to make your money stretch further. There are two main changes to make: carpooling with colleagues to get to and from work, and using public transport more often. They both take away a little of that convenience but they also save you money in the long-term.

Sell Things You Have No Use For

Most of us acquire a lot of things that we keep with us over the years, but do you really need all the things that you currently have taking up space in your home? It could be a good idea to sell some of those things via an online auction site in order to bolster your cash reserves and put yourself in a generally more healthy financial position. This is easier than ever to do and if you don’t have any use for those things, it doesn’t make very much sense to keep hold of them any longer anyway.

Make the Most of Every Sale

There are so many sales that come around, and they tend to signal the end of a season when the shops are changing their stock and making room for new items. This is when you should pounce. Any and every sale signals an opportunity for you to grab a bargain and cut the amount of money you would otherwise spend on the things you need. These end of season sale are the ideal time for you to buy yourself that winter coat or for you to buy new clothes for the children. So make the most of every sale.

We all know how difficult it can be to make ends meet and get through each month without having to get into debt. So make the most of the ideas and tips that have been talked about here.

Staff Writer; Craig Poole

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