Category: Savings

Five Ways that you can Increase Your Savings

It can really give you a sense of security if you have some savings in the bank. It can be a great feeling, to know that there is some money behind you and that if you need money in an emergency you will have some there rather than having to rely on a loan. However, it can be difficult to find a way to have enough money to be able to save some. However, below are five tops that might help.

Firstly it is wise to put some money into your savings account as soon as you get paid. Some people will wait until the end of the month and see whether they have anything left before they save and put that in a savings account. Although this is better than spending money, you may find that you keep spending all of the money that you have so do not have much to save. If you save some first, then you will have to budget better so that you can manage without running out of money. If you still have some left you can put that in the savings account as well.

It can be good to think of ways that you can increase the amount of money that you earn so that you have more money available to spend. This is not always that easy but there are many things that you could consider. It could be worth asking for a rise or seeing if there are extra hours available to work in your current job. If this is not possible then you could consider taking on a second job so that you can have more income. You might be able to find some online work if you would rather be at home for doing this.

Cutting the amount that you are spending can be a great way to have money available to save. Look at all of the things that you buy and see whether it is possible to reduce what you are spending on them. It can be possible to swap suppliers, brands or companies that you buy from and reduce how much you are paying without having to go through a lot of hassle. Just compare the prices and go for the cheaper one. You could also reduce the amount of things that you buy. Think about whether you are happy to cut some things out of your shopping so that you can save some money.

A different way to raise some more money is to sell things that you own and no longer want. This could be anything form clothing to home wares. It is worth having a sort through everything that you have and thinking about whether you would miss the items if you sold them. There are lots of places that you can sell items, online on auction sites or social media pages, at car boot, garage or table top sales or just directly to friends and family.

The final tip is to stay focused. It can be really easy to lose motivation and think that doing all of these things is hard work and not much fun. However, you need to remind yourself of why you started doing it in the first place. It could be wise to write down your goal and read that regularly. You might want to save money so that you have some to fall back on in an emergency rather than borrowing. You might want to save up for a specific item, perhaps a holiday or car, so remind yourself of that. Write down your goal of how much you want to save and when you want to save it up by. Break it down into small amounts to be saved each month and note down what you intend to do with the money.

So you can try one or all of these things to help yourself to save more money. Think about which would work for you and then give them a try. You may decide to have a go at all of them or just one, depending on which well with your lifestyle. You could always try one at a time for a while and see which one you feel will be the best for you or see whether you can do a bit of each.