Elf blogs at E L Feelgoods deals and discounts and has written a little guest post for us today with some top budgeting tips
Set a budget
As a mum of two teenage boys, I know how difficult it can be setting and sticking to a family budget, but it’s a very useful tool keeping track of your spending – it is a visual aid which you can use to reduce or cut back.
While the old-fashioned method of pen and paper is sound, most of us own smartphones which are by our side night and day, so I for me free-to-download budgeting apps is a must to help me keep track of our family spending.
For some families, grocery bills can be a bank balance strain – especially with teenagers in the house like me! Over the past year, I have tested several apps and have saved £000’s on my grocery shop. These smartphone apps could help you stay within your household budget or even reduce your grocery bill with the added benefit of you not having to turn in to an ‘extreme couponer’ to benefit from free grocery items or money off!
Invest in yourself
Warren Buffet is one of the wealthiest people in the world, yet when he was asked what he thought the best investment was, he said:
“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.”
For all sorts of common sense reasons, not all of us can become one of the wealthiest people on the planet. However, we can take heed of his advice and improve through learning, free learning! The internet is awash with free resources on virtually any subject. You can type “How to…” for anything into YouTube and there will almost certainly be a video showing you how to do it. From craft subjects to fixing cars, cooking to web design, you can just watch and learn. Try it. Go on to YouTube now and type in something you would like to learn about. I bet you’ll find something of interest!
You can read more hints and tips from Elf at www.elfeelgooddeals.uk