20.7.19

Simple Ways For Families to Save Money | Collaboration

Most families are going to be on the lookout for new and different ways to save money. There are
plenty of things that we need to spend on, but if we can all spend less on them, then it can make such
a difference. From thinking about how you're going to get through the summer with the kids home
each day, to then starting to think about Christmas, the financial struggle can be really real. From
days out to food shopping, the money can all add up. But there are some things that you can be
doing to make sure that there are big savings to make throughout the whole of the year. So here are
some suggestions to help, if you feel like you are feeling the pinch.





National Trust membership


There are many families that save money in the long term by getting something like a National Trust
membership. This can give you free access to hundreds of different places all over the country, and
will give you free parking too. A family membership can be as little as £10 a month, but check what
is around you first, to see if you will get your money’s worth from it all. 


Cash back apps


There are so many great ways to save and get some extra cash, by using things like cash back apps.
When you shop through the app, on the things that you would be buying anyway, you can get money
back from your purchase, using sites like Quidco or TopCashback. If you shop online quite a bit, then
it can be a great thing to save money on the everyday things.


Look after what you have


One of the best ways to save money on the things that you need, is to look after those things that you
already have. For example, if you have a family car, then it is really important to make sure that you
look after it and get it serviced properly. If you chose to look into Mercedes servicing, for instance,
then it can mean that anything problematic can be found sooner rather than later, which could cost
more when found later down the line too. The same goes for things like furniture, toys, clothing, and
your home; take care of them and you won’t need to keep spending.


Planning ahead

It is easy to spend a lot of money on things like birthday presents and Christmas gifts, especially when
they are all bought last minute. But the thing is, these things never are a surprise; we know the dates
of them. So we can spread the cost throughout the year. Amazon Prime Day, for example, was just
earlier in the week; did you make the most to get some bargains to then put things away for
Christmas? Buying one thing a month, over the year, would mean twelve things by December, which
can be plenty for a Christmas stocking, right? And it helps you to keep within budget and save. 

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