Top 10 tips for saving money - every day
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Have you ever looked at your bank balance and wondered, how on earth can I have spent thirty six pounds and twelve pence on food today? And worst of all, how can I have eaten it all? Sadly, when on a budget, it is essential to be that precise with numbers, as those 12 little pennies represent the difference between you and 12 precious penny chews. We all know that there is nothing worse than a money shock to put you on the edge of your seat and to really get those nerves sizzling. But don't be too hard on yourself, because I assure you that not everyone is born a super quirky saver machine, and you can most definitely pick it up. By keeping a beady eye on your expenses, and making a few changes to your daily routine, you can start saving the pounds and pennies...which means, hurrah, more money for penny chews. 1) Take a bottle of water around with you in your bag - Don't allow yourself to spend a pound on bottled water every time you want a drink, it is an act of insanity! Fight the thirst and save precious money by carrying a bottle of water around with you in your bag; you can refill it, mix it up with some squash, anything that floats your boat. Just don't buy bottled. 2) Don't throw away change and pick up pennies: This piece of advice might sound a little grotty, but I assure you it is effective. So get on your hands and knees and get down and dirty...you never know what you might find, it might just pay for your dinner. 3) Homemade lunch: Making your own lunch is an easy and enjoyable way to save money, and best of all you can make as much food as you like, so beat the man with bigger portion sizes that will keep you going all day. You can even dress your lunch up in a cute little sandwich bag if you're that way inclined, just make sure it's straight from your cupboard, and not Subway!
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