Paying your bills on time and not using your credit cards for frivolous spending are just two things that will help keep you financially secure in this tough economy. But there are several small things that we can do that will save us a few dollars here and there as we go try to get from one payday to the next.
Coupons have become very popular these days and you can still clip coupons from the Sunday paper and get them out of a weekly delivery like you may have done for years. But now coupons are also customized. They may still be sent through the mail or be delivered as receipts, but they are based on what you have purchased in the past. They can even be loaded on to a card electronically.
Comparison shopping has never been easier than it is today because of the world wide web. You will find some of the best deals available on the internet due to reduced overhead and competition. Your shopping can all be done in an afternoon from the comfort of your home while you are drinking a glass of wine. It is a great way to shop and get deals.
Getting things for free on the internet is also something that can save you a lot of money. There are a lot of companies that give away free gift cards and other products. It is as simple as entering a few pieces of information and at the end of the day, you can end up with some pretty nice things.
Paying off your debt and learning to manage your finances is a big part of doing what it takes to become financially secured. But there are also fun things that make you feel good, such as; getting something of value for free or at a discounted price. There are many small things you can do to save money and increase your net worth.