In today’s economy, consumers are on the lookout for ways to save money. It doesn’t matter how – people need to save! Being smart about your money is one of the best ways to save money. Learning a few things instead of paying someone else to do whatever you need done is a great way too. We’re going to talk a little bit about some great ways that you can save money throughout the rest of this year and into 2013 and beyond.
There are a lot of wise consumers who are really benefiting from their knowledge in today’s market. The following list is pulled from a great article in the Tulsa World newspaper written by Bravetta Hassell.
Buy in Bulk – Consider becoming a member to a wholesale store like Sam’s Club. For basic necessities, buying in bulk can save you a lot of money throughout the year. Plus, you have to shop less if you have a lot of stockpiled from one trip (think of the gas savings)!
Take Advantage of Sales – Pay attention to sales and coupons to get those things you always wanted but were always just a little too expensive. Just remember, things are worth what you pay for them. Just because it has a high price tag doesn’t mean you have to pay that high price!
Make Your Own – Whether it comes to food, clothing, or simple products, most things can be made at home by you. It takes a little bit of work, but as the article quotes Misty Bean, “Instead of spending $10 on a hair bow, I can make it for 50 cents.” Talk about savings.
Shop Around – With the internet it’s almost inexcusable to not check prices at multiple stores. It’s so easy to find what a certain product costs at tons of different stores. If you find something you need at a lower price elsewhere, simply ask if the store will match the price. The worst that could happen is they say no. Then you just decide if it’s worth driving to that store or just purchasing the object where you are.
There are a lot of other tips available in the article and online at other websites. Keep them in mind and start saving money as a smart consumer!Back To All Consumer Resources