Did you know that emergencies are easier to handle with a savings account? The latest worldwide events have demonstrated the importance of putting some money aside in case of a job loss or unexpected costs. Financial specialists recommend having an account with three to six months worth of living expenses.
Are you trying to save some money for the hard times but with no result? An option would be to find a source of extra cash. However, this method is time-consuming, and reviewing your expenses might be a better idea. Have you ever thought about your acquisitions? Are you sure that each purchase is a real necessity? Here is a list of dumb things we should rather save money than spend on!
1. Food to Go
Too busy to cook at home? Eating out can be amazing for busy people, but it will cost you a lot to order food every day. If you have this habit, start including cooking in your timetable. You will not only save money but also improve the quality of the consumed food!
2. Gym Memberships
Is a dream body making you purchase memberships one after another? Many people follow trends with no real need or interest. Have you ever thought, why do you ignore the purchased membership? Sometimes, gym might not fit your busy daily routine. Sport is amazing, but there are so many options which do not imply any costs! Running in the morning can be a great example of staying healthy and with a couple of hundred dollars on your account.
3. Cheap Things
Sales make us spend money on cheap, unuseful things! Have you ever bought clothes being attracted by a low price? As a result, we have a full house of useless objects and no savings account. Consider buying only useful and high-quality items. Remember, sometimes it is better to overpay for a good thing than buying a cheap one for 2-3 uses.
Probably the worst way to spend money! Instead of believing in a “one to million chance,” keep the money and find a real way to earn the first million! Imagine how much would you save quitting this habit!
These are only some examples of “bad decision purchase.” We would recommend you start a monthly calendar to track your incomes and expenses. You will be able to see the dumb things you use to spend money on in the end.