Everyone loves saving a bit of money, and that goes double if you’re on a fixed income. Today we’re looking at some quick budgeting tips to help you save money and stretch your finances further. From booking flights to buying gas, it pays to save.
It Pays to Save
When you head out to put gas in your tank, try to do so on a Monday. As a general rule, gas stations all tend to have their least expensive gas prices on Mondays. This is due to demand: most people don’t feel like stopping in for gas on the first day of their work week. Their loss, however, is your gain: save some money on your fill-up!
Along those same lines, whenever you book a flight, try to do so on a Sunday. Since people are so unlikely to book on Sundays, you’ll likely find it easy to get the cheapest prices on your plane tickets. You can use online resources like Flight Scanner to make sure you’re getting the best price, too.
Sites like Trusted House Sitters allow you to watch someone’s home for them while they’re out of town in exchange for getting to stay there. This allows you to skip out on having to pay for a hotel, and instead you get to stay in someone else’s pad for free. This is perfect for someone traveling on a budget, and it’s a win-win. Someone with a nice place knows that it’ll be looked after, and you get a free place to stay!
LED lights are significantly more efficient than incandescent bulbs when it comes to energy consumption. If you replace 20 lightbulbs in your home with LED lights, you’ll see your power bill go down an average of $75 per year. That’s nothing to sneeze at! Not to mention, that lower energy consumption is better for the environment.