How small smart choices can save you money

Small smart choices can save you money and here is how.

choices can save you money

Sometimes saving money isn’t all about big gestures sometimes it is a constant stream of smart choices. This week has been all about the small smart choices for me.

1) I took just £10 to my daughter school fayre. I love to support my kid’s school but I have in the past spent stupid amounts of money at the school fair. £5 on raffle tickets £5 on tombolas, then, even more, to visit Santa,  buy waffles, have face painting done etc. This year I took a determined £10 and no more. Savings were probably £20.

2) I didn’t buy my son’s school photograph. It wasn’t great, I have lot of lovely photos of him in his school uniform and I can take them any day I like with my phone,  Saving £25

3) We went to the cinema and I completely refused to buy any more than popcorn for my kids. They usually twist my arm for pic and mix too and because we go so rarely I usually give in. Not this time. Saving £5

4) I cancelled a subscription that I had taken over Black Friday because I thought it looked good. It may have looked good but it was $95 a month. It would have been useful but Ia m not sure if it would have that been that useful and it was too much for me. I cancelled it before payments could kick in. Saving £70

5) I wanted to buy some new stationery. It was inexpensive and appealing. But I have pens, half used lovely notebooks and little space. I told my self a firm no and moved away from the stationery! Savings £8.

I saved £128 this week through small smart choices. It is completely amazing how they all add up.


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  1. December 1, 2017 / 17:00

    Such a simple idea but so good Becky. You are right. Simple choices add up to a huge amount of savings per week. Well done on your £128 saving.

    • Becky Goddard-Hill
      December 1, 2017 / 17:04

      Thank you Lynn

  2. December 1, 2017 / 17:01

    Great post and so true. Simple decisions and giving things a thought means big savings.

  3. December 2, 2017 / 08:38

    I remember the kids school photos used to be pretty awful mostly. My girls used to beg us not to buy them! I’ve only got a couple of good ones from all the time they were at school!
    Its true how these little things add up. But I think it gets easier to not want stuff the less you buy if that makes sense!
    Really liking your blog…

  4. December 20, 2017 / 13:52

    I think small changes help build good habits, and they can make a real difference over time. Large amounts matter, too. It’s a good article and to save money on following this rule, but it’s even better to save money on the big stuff like buying a car or house. Thanks.

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