What would you reckon is the best way to save money? There is a lot of advice that we can give and the temptation in this article could easily be to give you a top ten or top five but we have decided to stick to three “The Best Three Ways to Save Money”. Call this list the alternative list.
1. Stop Hanging in Wrong Places
This may sound a bit extreme but the more you see what you crave for the higher the probability that you will spend money on it. If you have decided that you want to save money then you know which places you must not go (YOU KNOW). On your list of the things that you have decided to stop spending on are places related to that list.
2. Open a Piggy Bank Account
What we mean here is open an account or place where as soon as you get your salary you put a percentage into that account. Don’t make that account debit card easy, as in don’t make it accessible to you easily. You might just be surprised how much you can save in a year. Our of sight out of mind. Availability is normally equal to opportunity (Five Principles of Programmed Success, 2015) hence the more available your money is to you the greater the opportunity that you will spend it. An out of sight piggy bank can be very useful to your money saving tactics. the lesson of this point is this “Put Money aside and you will save”
3. Minimize Non-Critical Relationships
There are relationships that are not critical to you, people that you do not really need to be hanging out with all the time. For example a guy with five partners has to spend five times maybe not in the same quantity but some spending will be required. If you hang out with ten people per week separately, they might be seven different instances of coffee that you buy or share the bill, if not ten instances. These relationships are usually not essential but because you want to please everyone you end up going to so many places and in no time the 50 dollars that you thought you could save for this week might be gone. Some relationships you do not need to have them all the time, you could hang out once a month or so or never (yes never)
Three ways that you can easily use to save money in your life, all it takes is making a decision to start saving and being honest with yourself. You can get our full list of 21 ways to save money from our online store.