Going on vacation can seem like an impossible dream if you’re on a tight budget. Many of us enter the new year hoping to reduce our household expenses and save some extra cash, cutting out luxuries like vacations along the way. Although
it may seem like an extravagance, a family vacation is a crucial event in your year- it gives you and your loved ones the chance to get away from everyday stresses and bond as a family. Instead of eliminating your vacation altogether, follow these simple tips to budgeting your getaway.
The month that you choose to take your vacation can make a major difference in terms of costs. Depending on where you’re planning to [...]
If you’re hoping to tighten up your budget this year and save some cash in the long run, your weekly grocery shop is a great place to start. Shopping on a budget isn’t difficult, but it does require some planning and forethought. Follow these simple tips to get your grocery bills under control in no time.Shop in season. When it comes to fresh fruit and veggies, you’ll plenty of money by simply sticking with what’s in season. Although it can be tempting to buy produce that you love when not in season, the prices tend to skyrocket. Reduce your food miles and your grocery bill by going with the seasons. Buy in bulk. Certain food items can be far cheaper when bought in bulk. Pasta, [...]
Whether you’re hoping to bring down the cost of your energy bills or just do your part to help out the environment, boosting the efficiency of the appliances you use in your home can go a long way. Certain appliances can be switched over to more energy efficient products, but in other cases you can simply change the way you run your home to improve your overall energy expenditure.
Buying New Appliances
If you’re looking to replace your old, less efficient appliances with a newer model then there are certain things you’ll need to look out for. The main thing to keep an eye out for is the Energy Star logo. This symbol was created by the US Environmental Protection Agency [...]