How To Shop On a Budget

by - May 07, 2018

I think I've already said this before but I'm cheap. Like, really cheap. I will go to the moon and back just to save 5 cents. And I'm proud of that. I know that I'll probably never see myself struggling because I save up a lot. And today I'm gonna be sharing some tips that might help you next time you want or need to go shopping but are a bit short on money.

If you like a piece of a certain brand, chances are, the same piece is available in more than one place, whether it's online or in store. There are many multi-brand stores and the best way to find the piece you want for a low price is to do a lot of research and try to find the place where it's cheaper. And don't forget to do the math. Don't just rank them in order of which is cheaper. Include the transportation in case of a physical store and shipping for an online store.

Think ahead of time
If you need something for a certain date, don't leave it to the last moment. Chances are, you're gonna have to compromise on the cost to get something quickly. Do a bit of research ahead of time and when you feel like you've found the best option for the smallest price, you won't have to worry about being late and you'll feel much more comfortable with your choice.

Piggy bank
Literally the oldest trick in the book. Having some savings can help you so much. If everytime you get some money, whether it's because of your job or allowance or any other source of income, if you put a little bit to the side and keep yourself from using it for a long period of time, you'll end up with a lot of money that you can now spend on something you've maybe been dreaming of getting for a while.

Always go for the cheapest alternative. If you change some little things about how you spend money on your daily basis, you'll end up saving a lot of money. Maybe you don't really need that certain product from that certain brand if you find a cheaper one that's just as good. Once you start trying out different things you'll see you'll find some really good products that are cheap and that will save you a lot of money.

Be smart
Sometimes, the cheapest can be the most expensive. Don't know what I mean? I'm sure it has happened to you at least once in your life that you buy something and end up spending more money on it than you anticipated. Haven't you ever bought something online that turned to be nothing like you thought it was and ended up having to buy something else or get it adjusted? Or ever bought something in a shop that looked great when you tried it on and then brought it home and noticed a bunch of flaws and had to get it fixed? Think well about what you're getting and try to find reviews or opinions on that piece online. Sometimes it's cheaper to get the second or third cheapest option instead of the actual cheapest one.

If you have any other tips leave them in the comments below, they might help me or somebody else who needs some help saving money!

I hope you're having a great day,
Marta Ribeiro xx 

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