We know there are a lot of tips out there on how to save money, we don’t have any new ones to add to the list, but we have tried the ones we are giving you. Practical should not mean you don’t get any of the things you desire in life. Practical money savings tips can help with more than just saving you money.
Example: If you switch your light bulbs in you home to the new CFL bulbs, you save money and help the environment at the same time. Now that’s a practical money saving tip and helpful to the environment.
Practical money saving tip #1
We can all save on energy cost, buy installing a programmable thermostat, I used to turn the thermostat up and down, most times I would forget to turn it down before I left for work, and a lot of energy was wasted but the house was warm or cool all day. I used to think that if I turned the heat down at night I would freeze in my sleep. Now I can tell you it’s not true, and when I awaken the house was warm. I saved money on energy and had a couple of bucks left in my pocket.
Practical money saving tip #2
We all know we should buy things when they are on sale it saves us money, but if you buying something because it’ s on sale, are you really saving money? Why buy something you don’ t need just because it’ s on sale? That would be unpractical, so the next time you are in the store ask yourself do I really need this? Or do I just want it because it’ s on sale?
Practical money saving tip #3
Since you are reading this online, why not cut your phone bill? Do you know there are companies out there that can provide you with phone service right over your Internet connection? You don’ t have to turn on your computer to use their services, but you do need DSL or a cable modem. You can cut your phone bill by more then 50%.
Practical money saving tip #4
Speaking of saving energy, why not caulk all your windows? Caulk is inexpensive and will save on your heating or cooling bill, so get some caulk and a caulk gun and go to work.
Practical money saving tip #5
If you have a fair amount of disposable income, there’s nothing wrong with splurging on some nice things for your home now and then. However, if you’re on a budget, it’s a good idea to resist the urge to overspend on items you may not necessarily need. Now, if you need a steam cleaner for hard wood floors ,a new microwave or even a cordless electric lawn mower, all of which are necessary home items, then by all means make those types of purchases. However, make sure you don’t overspend, and find the best deal possible so you can keep your budget in tact.
Practical money saving tip #6
Do you know how much that leaky faucet costs? Just one little drip can cost you a lot; I was amazed at the amount of money it was costing me. So check all of your faucets and stop the leaks, and see how much you can save.