When we get the feeling of having a good deal we are all likely to spend our money on things we don’t really need. Like when we are at the checkout aisle of the supermarket, at we see a box of candy, we will certainly never eat, but end up buying it because we thought we had a good deal.
This is exactly the kind of trap we all fall into. Whenever we see the magical word “Bargain” we loose our mind, open our wallets and make it rain.
To help you stop spending your money unwisely, here is a short list of 4 common things that don’t deserve the splurge at all!
Most of the time movie studios repackage films shot in 2D with 3d effects to double up their sales and charge you more. So unless you are taking your kids to the movies, go for a good old 2D version of the film you want to watch. The 3D effects are always overrated anyway.
Seriously? What are the odds of you winning the jackpot?
Scratch-off tickets and lottery tickets are a real waste of your money! Of course the idea of becoming a millionaire without much effort is appealing, but let me break it down to you : You have less than a chance in a billion to be a lottery millionaire! Still, you can allow yourself to buy a ticket occasionally, but always remember that the stakes of you loosing are much higher than the chances of you winning.
Home decor trends
Turning your house into a home doesn’t have to cost you all of your paycheck. Are you sure you need this £200 mirror? Are you sure you need this £50 sofa cushion? You don’t need to blow your money trying to get that signature look you saw on a magazine. You can always DIY the stuff you like and, trust me, you will love your place, even more.
Buying lunch at work
Because we all feel kind of lazy sometimes, we choose not to make our own lunch for work and decide to buy it. But forcing yourself to cook your own lunches can give your bank account a serious relief. Because a home made salad or sandwich is ten times cheaper than store bought lunches. You can establish a meal plan to help you organize your lunches through the week. You will see that within a month you will even be able to save more money than you usually did.
Remember this golden rule : The key to saving money is to spend it wisely!