Below are some things I’ve done in the past to help afford my trips and experiences.
- Take an annual look at your household bills. Just this week I knocked off £6 a month off my pay monthly phone sim. It might not sound like a lot, but it all adds up.
- Never accept the first price on anything. Whether it’s a mobile phone contract or a holiday.
- Always look for discount codes when buying online.
- It’s cheaper to book your flight tickets and hotel yourself rather than going through a travel agent.
- This one costs money, but at the same time saves. I have a Cineworld Card which is £9.99 a month. This gives lets me watch UNLIMITED movies. It’s around £10 a ticket here and I go at least once a week so definitely saving some money there!
- I try to have a big house clear out around every 6 months. If it’s not been worn or looked at it goes! There’s nothing worse than hoarding a bunch of things you’ll never use again. Local Facebook selling sites or a car boot sale I’ve found are better than selling online and having to post out.
- You can sell old dvds/cds/games to sites such as http://www.musicmagpie.co.uk
- Some magazines will buy your photos or stories. It could be anything from £10 to thousands. Pet photos, funny stories, recipes etc.
- I use cashback websites for all of my online purchases. Sites such as topcashback.co.uk will give you money back for your online purchases. From car insurance, mobile phone contracts, amazon etc. It’s worth checking some of the deals out before buying anything online.
Hopefully, some of these tips help you save/make some money towards some of your goals and could help you cross some items off your bucket list.
Do you have any other suggestions?