6 Ways for Rehabilitating your budget
Winter holiday ended. No money left. Like always, you have promised yourself to be balanced and not to waste all your money on fancy clothes, expensive gifts and sophisticated parties. A promise you most likely didn't keep…
If you recognize yourself in the description above, then congratulations, you must have enjoyed yourself a lot. And although in the end, starting a new year with a low budget can be a little scary, here are some ideas of how to rehabilitate your financial situation quick and easy. And why not, save some cash for your further great holiday.
1 Cut down on going out!
Even though you have made a habit from going out for lunch, dinner or a small snack, you might reconsider this. Of course that it is more comfortable to be served, but if you prepare your own meals at home, you will be surprised to discover how much money you will save. Plus, learning to cook can be fun and easy, not to mention the surprise of your partner when you will cook him/her an excellent dinner. Good luck!
2 Replace car with walking or travel with common conveyance!
You will definitely save fuel, therefore money. Think of it as an experience that will remind you of the high school years, when you had no car and had great fun with your friends in the bus, on the way to school. If you dislike this idea, you might enjoy more walking. At least, you will become healthier by being some minutes on the move.
3 Avoid commercial centers!
One knows that January comes with the greatest sales and discounts, but if you know you cannot resist the temptation of buying things, you better avoid going out for a while. Take a walk in the park instead, or go to the countryside. Fresh air, no money spent.
4 Take a part-time job!
If you are a student, or your current job is not very doesn't take all of your time, it would be a good idea to earn some extra money from some part-time activities. Do homework with your neighbors’ sons or babysit, for example.
5 Movie fan? Make your own cinema at home!
Cutting down on going out can be also applied to other sorts of activities, not just going out to eat. If you and your friends’ favorite activity is to go to the cinema for the latest releases, improvise your own cinema at your place, with home-made popcorn and rented or downloaded movies.
6 Cut down on calls!
Try to minimize your monthly payments, at least where you can. Reduce the time spent on phone. If you have something to communicate, make it fast and straight. Or send e-mails instead of interminable calls. Or internet phone such as Skype. Your bill will be worth the effort.