We all understand that most families live from paycheck to paycheck and it is very difficult to save even a dime as we have to have a place to live, pay utilities, clothe our families, and of course eat. Many times there is nothing left for families to enjoy entertainment outside the home
CNN stated that in 2014 that in the last ten years raising just one child raised 40%. This adds up close to $230,000 for every child you have in your family from the time they are born until they turn 18. But, as mentioned above you can see just how quickly this money is used up every month, not including the costs of books and other money needed for their education years.
The main problem is that many times in order to save money, you must change your lifestyle which can be very difficult. On the other hand, there are some easy ways to save money that will not be difficult but will take you remembering to use the examples.
The easiest way to save money is to start using coupons and vouchers. There are many different categories that will allow you to save on not only food, but clothing, travel, and health & beauty and so many more products and services. All you have to do is use a website like VoucherLeopard.co.uk where you will find thousands of voucher codes ready for you to use right now. Just remember to use the coupons and vouchers from name brand companies such as Bonmarche, Samsung, The Gourmet Society Zooplus, Lowcostholidays, Menkind, Hotter Shoes, among many others. You will not believe the savings just by grabbing these codes. Depending on what you’re buying, you can save hundreds of pounds on your purchase; even take-away food like Pizza Hut (which can be quite expensive), can be reduced by up to 50% with the use of coupons! Why pay more, when you can pay less?
You can also cut coupons out of your local newspapers, look for sales at retail stores, and other such things in order to save money on the items your family use all the time. Yes, you may have to in some cases, but a bit more hamburger than you would you would use in a week to get the best deal; however, you can freeze the meat and it will give you more meals for the days to come.
Other coupon and voucher websites you can find online that might offer a few deals include myvouchercodes.co.uk and vouchercodes.co.uk where you will find other deals.
When you begin to use food coupons, it would be best if you plan meals, this way you never buy things that are sold that you are not going to use before they are out of date. When you purchase items just because they are on sale, but never use, you are actually throwing money away.
You may think that clipping coupons or going online and printing coupons will take up too much time, you will be surprised at just how much you can save and possibly even save enough to take the family out to dinner once in a while or even save enough money to take an actual vacation where the entire family will be able to enjoy getting out of the house instead of staying at home watching television and playing video games.
Another great way to save money is to purchase items with coupons after the holidays. After holidays, many items go on sale as the stores ordered more due to thinking these items would sell out. So after Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is a great time to get out those coupons for food and toys that you can use now or even put up the toys for next year’s Christmas.
Never plan to purchase your child’s school clothes only a few weeks before school as the prices will be higher. Use coupons and buy the clothing throughout the year so you can save more money than you can imagine which also goes for many school supplies such as pens, pencils, and paper.
Make clipping coupons and getting vouchers online a family thing. You can do all of these things together so you can ensure the items you choose are ones that your kids will really want to wear. It is still wasting money if you choose an outfit as it was 50% off, but your little girl hates the dress. It can be great fun looking up vacation discounts and vouchers that will allow every family member to have a say in where they would like to spend their vacation. Of course, everyone will have a different idea so you will have to do some comprising, but it will be more fun if you choose these vouchers together than just guessing.