How You Can Save Money During This COVID Pandemic
Finances have always been a fickle subject among many. Heck, it is a sensitive subject among a lot of individuals. Most people don’t even like talking about finances. They don’t want others to know how much they make or how much they have in their savings. This is kind of understandable, given that finances are personal. Whatever the situation is, a lot of people have now found themselves scrambling and searching far and wide for ways to save money. Being that most people are out of work or cut down to part-time thanks to COVID, this only makes sense. Luckily, there are probably more areas where you can reduce your expenditure more than you would have initially thought.
Restaurants and bars are shutdown across the nation, but somehow people still find ways to order takeout. There is nothing wrong with wanting to support your local community, but ordering pizza from the local mom and pop pizzeria 4 night a week is a little much, especially at $30 to $40 a pop., Just think about how much money you are burning. Even if you aren’t burning this much, you are likely burning more than you need to on takeout or unnecessary food. When you shop are you brand name shopping? Why not go with the store-brand? Don’t think you’ll get the same quality? You could at least give it a shot. You might be surprised by the results that you get. Start cutting back on the takeout and shop a little more discounted, and you’ll save yourself a bundle of cash right there alone.
Take Advantage Of Free Fitness
You weren’t likely using those gym memberships before. Even if you were, you probably weren’t using them enough to justify the hefty membership fees. Most people would need a loan from Lending Bee to continue paying such services. Sure, there is usually a fee or fine related to an early opt-out, but how can they dispute that now? Now, is the time to get out of those gym contracts. You can’t use them anyways being that the gyms are likely closed in your area for the foreseeable future. Instead, start taking advantage of free exercise apps and free live streams. There are currently now more than these available than ever before.
E-book For Free
Being that you are likely stuck at home for most of the week these days, you’ve probably been scrambling to find things to do to fill your time. Reading is no doubt an educational and informational way to fill that gap, but it can also be expensive. This is especially true if you are buying new, best-selling authors. Most libraries and bookstores are likely closed, so snapping up those new titles is going to be a challenge in of itself anyways. With just a little bit of tech competency, you can jump on an electronic device and devour e-book after e-book. You even have the option of building your very own e-book library. And, you’ll be able to do this for free. You won’t likely have access to some of the top names or newest issues, but you’ll no doubt find some interesting reads that will occupy your time and mind.
TV Free Trails
TV has been another way that people are occupying their days while locked indoors. And, with your Netflix and Amazon subscriptions, you’ve likely got plenty of TV to watch. The only problem is that you’re likely overspending on subscription services. You might have been able to justify this splurge when you were working even though you likely had the time to watch everything you wanted, but now that you aren’t working, how can you justify the splurge? You can’t, but this doesn’t mean that you still can’t take advantage of hit streaming services.
These streaming services know that they have real potential here to draw in more customers than ever. They know people are bored, sitting at home with nothing to do, and this is why they are more than willing to offer free streaming services on a monthly basis. Be sure to take advantage. When one month runs out with one provider, just hope over to another, and sign up for a month. Continue doing this until you’ve exhausted all your options. Just look at all the free TV that you’ll be able to take advantage of.