My partner and I need to save some money fast for our first house deposit and I was wondering if anyone had some good money saving tips? I am already pretty savvy but short of selling a car for the deposit (which would break his heart) we are screwed right now!
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Just the normal advice you can find all over the internet. I find one of the bigger expenses that can be cut most people have is food. Most people are surprised by how much they spend everyday on food. Often it is over $20 a person for food each day. At the end of the month that is about $600 in food for just one person. It is real easy to spend that much without realizing it. If you eat out a lot each meal is generally at least $5 each, and a couple of sodas or an energy drink over the course of the day, and you are spending close to $20 just for food and drinks.
Only eat food made at home.
Plan meals carefully so nothing spoils or goes to waste.
Compare prices at different stores.
Clip coupons from the paper.
Look online for coupons.
Don't drink anything from a vending machine.
Look for foods you don't eat often that are cheaper than what you do eat more often. For example pork chops might be cheaper than the beef you would normally buy.
Cancel any services you don't need such as cable.
Check for better deals of on things like phone service and car insurance.
Don't buy anything on credit if you can help it, to prevent you from having to pay interest.0