Tag Archives: spending
Five Wastes of Money to Cut Out

Five Wastes of Money to Cut Out

As part of my ongoing frugal blitz of my finances I have now identified 5 things I waste money on on a regular basis which I will now cut from my expenditure going forwards. These are common items which most people will buy now or at some time.

By opting for an alternative I can save a considerable amount of money each month!

Pre-packed Sandwiches

This is big business – everyone is selling them – supermarkets, newsagents, petrol stations. I usually buy a sandwich for my lunch as there is a large supermarket near my office. When you add the cost of the sandwich, a packet of crisps, a drink and some fruit I am easily spending upwards of £5.00 per day for lunch.

Read full storyComments { 0 }

Prepaid Credit Cards

Prepaid credit cards are far from a new idea – the principle has been around for many years with such items as prepaid electric meter cards etc all working on the same principle.

In essence what a prepaid credit card offers is the facility to make purchases and payments through the Visa or Mastercard system, in the same way as someone using a “normal” credit card would – this is the same for purchases both in stores, shops, restaurants etc. as well as with online shopping on the internet………

Read full storyComments { 1 }
debt-example

Debt-snowball – repay your debts quicker

It is common for people to have more than one debt – for example you may have a mortgage, a personal loan, a few credit cards, hire-purchase etc. Nobody likes debt, unless it is being used as leverage for an investment, and for the majority of people the quicker it is paid off the better!

Read full storyComments { 0 }

Needs and Wants – the Basics of Budgeting

In order to make decisions about what steps to take with the various aspects of your personal financial planning it is important to take a “snapshot” of where you are at at this moment in time.

A plan is just that – a plan – you decide on where it is you want to “arrive”, consider your current “position” , weigh up the various methods of getting there and choose the path which seems most appropriate to your current family situation, income profile, future employment prospects.

Read full storyComments { 0 }