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How To Save Money

Money : Saving

If there is an important item you want to buy, perhaps one that is more expensive than what you would normally spend, then the best way to get enough money to buy it is to save regularly. You have to be quite disciplined but once you have worked out your goal, do your best to stick with it.

An easy way of working out how much you should save each week is to decide when you want to make the purchase, then divide the price of the item by the number of weeks and this figure represents how much you should aim to save each week.

You can save money quite easily by making just a few minor changes to your spending habits. One popular method is to keep a jar in the kitchen or your bedroom where you put all your loose change at the end of each day - it is surprising how quickly this will mount up.

You should also look at how much you spend each week, and work out if there is any area you could cut down on or get rid of completely. Cigarettes, meals out, drinks after work can all add up, so even just by lowering the frequency of one such habit and saving this amount every week will help.

If you want to put away a reasonably large amount every month, the best way to do it is to set up a standing order with your bank so that the day your salary goes into your account, a certain amount is transferred to a savings account. This way you don't have any excuse as it is done for you!

By: Stef on Sat, Jun 22nd 2002

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