20 Ways for Seniors to Easily Save Money – Part 4
Here we are. The last of our entries in this four-post series were we uncover some very smart and simple ways in which seniors can start saving money by performing some very simple adjustments to their day-to-day behavior. These can range from something as basic as unplugging all unnecessary electronic devices except for the most essential to more important ones, like learning to negotiate with banks and lenders both nearby and online in order to get better terms and deals when acquiring personal loans or other kinds of financial aid.
Additionally, we also learned how the use of the latest advancements in technology can help every Senior citizen to save, thanks to devices like smart thermostats that help you automate your home heaters to smartphones, that allow you to stay connected in several ways, making home phones (and phone bills) completely unnecessary.
Well, let’s keep taking a look at the last five ways in which Seniors can save money.
16. Use Those Discounts!:
If there is one aspect that provides huge advantages about being a senior, it is that Seniors get discounts almost everywhere. The best thing about these discounts is that not only they show up on newspapers or magazines as if they were special offers. They are permanent, so all you have to do is walk into a shop or other establishment and simply ask for which discounts you can enjoy. And make sure to do that, since a lot of shops won’t offer you the discount unless you ask for it.
17. Become a Do-It-Yourself Person:
Another advantage of being a Senior in our country is that you might find yourself having a lot of spare time in your hands. If so, what better way to use it than to start learning a few new hobbies and saving money while doing so. So instead of applying for a personal loan to pay for all expenses when having a party or needing to buy gifts, you could easily learn to make your own birthday cards and other handicrafts that can make for really nice gifts, besides adding a much more personal touch.
18. Eat (and Drink) Healthier:
How can having a healthier diet can benefit you, you ask? Well, all you need to do is tai a look around your food supplies and you will surely find a lot of junk (and expensive) food like soda, bottled water, canned vegetables, processed meats and sweets. Now, all you have to do to save substantial amounts of money is to replace those food items with healthier and more “natural” ones. For example, change that soda and bottled water for tap water (which you can boil to purify), change those canned veggies for naturally-grown ones from the local farms and markets. Also, change those sweets for fruits and see how you health start to improve immediately, all without having to get a personal loan just to pay for those supermarket trips.
19. Spend Responsibly, Even with Your Laundry:
Just because you have a supplies ate home, that doesn’t mean that you have to use them without thinking. One of the bed examples of this is the laundry. Most of the time, instead of fully loading the washing machine with clothes, a lot of people just load it partially but load the detergent to the top, wasting a lot of it. So think carefully about the way you spend energy and supplies at home and you will start to notice different ways in which you can save.
20. Learn to Trade on the Web:
One of the greatest advantages of having access to the web in our country is that a lot of people use it to buy and trade in order to get great deals. So before thinking of buying something new from the mall, feel free to search sites like Craiglist or similar ones and you are sure to find a lot of people willing to trade or seek for cheap a lot of things that you might need.
And we are done! This concludes our series of 20 ways in which every Senior can save money. make sure to use this tips. As long as you use even only a few of them, you are sure to start seeing positive results soon enough.