We should always save money for a rainy day. Well, I decided to blog about this after Calvin gave me a small wake up call on my shopping and buying habits.
Well, this Shopping Queen of yesteryear is undoubtedly not in the right position to keep spending her parents’ or boyfriend’s money, since she’s not working and well, she’s a lazy bum who loves blogging. So I need to figure ways to save money and be a sensible gal.
So I have come up with my list of 10 ways to save money!
1. Drink water instead of canned drinks/ soda.
>> Healthier choice and it costs less too! A bottle of mineral water is only $0.45 as compared to $1.10 for a regular bottle of coke.
2. Walk as much as I can and not take the bus and MRT too often.
>> Good exercise and well, I save the cents!
3. Pack food from home
>> I can pack sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. That way i can save up to $10!
4. Leave all my ATM cards, debit cards at home and bring only $20 everyday.
>> I won’t have the source of money to spend!
5. Shop with a shopping list.
>> That way I’ll only buy what I need!
6. Bring Calvin along
>> You can bring along someone whom you know will scrutinise your purchases to make sure that you don’t impulse buy, don’t waste your money on unnecessary stuff and well, generally who will make you think twice about buying that thing that you see in the window! 😛
7. Avoid shopping altogether!
>> Find a nice hobby or well, do what I love best – just blog everyday!
8. Buy Bargains only
>> Go to bargain stores and search for things that I want/need. Well, I’m sure I’d find a gd deal there.
9. Save $2 everyday
>> I’m going to have a piggy bank specially for saving $2. And everyday, I’m going to put in $2. In 1 week, I would have saved $14 and in a month, $56 and in a year, $672!!!
10. Repeat the earlier 9 steps to myself everyday.
>> Haha.. In that way, I can’t give myself the excuse that I can’t remember what the 9 steps were! 😛
Let’s save money! Any tips to share with me on how you save your dough/moolah/allowance (whatever you call it)?