Below is a post from Corwin on some interesting ways to save. I personally didn’t know there was a way to directly buy gold bullion – for example. I do like to look for necessaries on eBay already though! - Marie
Many families are keen to save, but dread the prospect of having to scrimp on the things which they enjoy. However, saving needn’t require scrimping on every luxury which you look forward to. Indeed, this can make it much more difficult to stick to your saving plan. Here are a few easy ways in which you and your family can save money without missing out on all of the things that you love.
One way to build upon any savings which you might already have is to invest. If you are an experienced investor, then you might feel confident in investing in stocks and shares – although such investments do always carry an element of risk. Those less ‘in the know’ might prefer to trade commodities like gold via sites such as Bullion vault, as it is sometimes easier to simply manage this type of investment in any spare time which you may have. This way, you can make you savings work harder for you, without having to cut back on your spending.
However, if you know that there are some areas in which you will need to cut back, then try to think about how you might still be able to enjoy the things which you love whilst sticking to your budget. You might reward yourself taking a packed lunch into work every day by going put for a delicious meal at the weekend, for example. If you’re dying to purchase that new designer bag, then why not look for a cut-price option on sites such as eBay, rather than buying full price in store.
If you have a saving deadline to work to, then now is the time to make use of any vouchers, loyalty cards or air miles which you may have build up over the years. This is an easy way to save money, without feeling like you have had to make any significant cutbacks!