Times have changed, and it is no longer that easy to save money while prices are soaring amid high inflation.
In the past, we were less worried because it was a much simpler time and the internet had lesser of an effect on us compared to these days. Whatever you wish for, can now be delivered for the right price.
One can say that going broke is what distinguishes our era, but that does not mean we must surrender! There is so much fight in us, and we will show you how to do this:
We know how addicted you are to shopping and for that, we recommend you make a list before you head to the hypermarket.
– Look at the prices on the retailers’ websites
– Estimate your expenses and the amount you have to spend there
– Prioritize your priorities and don’t give in to your whims and desires
Let’s take a stab in the dark and say that you run errands perhaps once a week. How about you stretch that out a bit and make it once a month? It is a known fact that the less often you go there, the more money you save. Also, plan your meals and know what you need beforehand.
– Focus on bread, vegetables, fruits, and seafood, with these, you can do a lot of things
– Get used to eating less meat, it will help you save money, and it’s also good for your health
Eating seasonal produce will ensure a nutritional value that is three times higher than out-of-season ingredients. Not only that, seasonal produce is generally cheaper than the off-season due to supply and demand. This is yet another loop from which you can benefit to save money!
The big brands are tempting, but you know what! Even though the packaging is different and might be appealing to you, the product is most likely to cost twice as much and taste the same if not worse as you’re probably trying it for the first time. Stick to local products and go for local foods, and you’ll spend a lot less, save a lot of money and eat something good and organic.
You would ask: And what does that have to do with anything? Well, stores and supermarkets have a trick up their sleeve. They place the most expensive products right in front of you to grab your attention. They might place them at the entrance or maybe in a special spot on the shelf.
What you need to know is that everything you really need is hidden. So, the products you really need are definitely not at eye level, as that is a strategic spot as well. It is as they say “eye level is Buy level”
You, what you will have to do, is to open your eyes and look everywhere else to avoid this sneaky psychology. Perhaps those bottom shelves have something a lot better to offer and for much less.
You can already notice that with little planning, you can avoid being broke and keep your finances stable.