October 18, 2020
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5 lifestyle changes you can make right now to save money

Use your car less

Driving is incredibly expensive, it's not just the cost of petrol but also the depreciation on your car for every day you own it and every mile you cover.

There are some journeys that you can't skip like commuting to and from work but if you can reduce the number of small trips you make every week such as walking to the shops rather than driving, you'll notice the savings will soon add up.

If you don't live too far away from your workplace consider cycling to work, it gets you fit and reduces your commuting costs to zero. You may also find that your employer has a cycle to work scheme that can dramatically reduce the cost of getting you on your bike.

Start taking packed lunches to work

Buying lunch in the city every day can cost anywhere between £4 - £10 because you're paying someone else for the convenience of making your lunch. It does take up extra time in the morning but if you can find time for it you can get your weekly lunch spend to under a tenner.

Plan meals your meals

Which leads us nicely on to our next point, planning your meals. Do you frequently find food past it's use by date at the back of the fridge? Every time you throw away unused food you're effectively throwing away money. Planning your meals for the week ahead can be a great way of reducing waste and saving money.

Review your monthly susbcriptions

Collectively us Brits waste £25 billion a year on subscriptions that we don't use. It's worth sitting down and working out all of your monthly subscription services to see if there's any you don't need. Why not try our budget planner to help with this process.

End your gym membership and exercise outside

Why spend money on expensive gym memberships when natures gym is at your disposal every day. Walking, running and cycling are all cheap forms of exercise you can do alone or with friends and family.