These tips can really help anyone but for people with Anxiety, money is a tremendous source of stress. Money isn’t as complex as main stream finance professionals make it out to be. Simply put you need to live within your means. If you make 100, you don’t spend 110. I know governments, media, family, friends on and on don’t seem to understand this, that’s why they are up to their chins in debt.
You? You can survive the money stress trap by using common sense, like the example above. There are small things you can do to save money and thus improve your financial situation. Money can’t buy you happiness but if can buy you comfort, tangible and intangible
Some things you can do:
1. Cancel unnecessary subscriptions
Uncheck the auto-renew option on any subscriptions you aren’t using regularly, such as subscription boxes or streaming services. Get rid of these, are you really subscribed to Amazon Prime, Hulu AND Netflix?
2. Don’t let sales tempt you
We are all guilty of it. We see an incredible offer: a minimalist vegetable cutter that goes so well with the rest of our kitchen gadgets. Hard to say no. Say no. Sales don’t save you money they inspire you to spend. It’s one of the oldest sales tricks in the book.
3. Don’t Be Wasteful in the Kitchen
Wasting food ads up to wasting money. This is challenging but many of us waste food. Dumping out left overs, drinking half a soda, throwing away canned food we don’t want. Tighten up your food budget.
4. Save Money on Your Banking Fees
Banking fees can be one of the more frustrating aspects of managing your finances. Although the fees you pay to your bank may never go away entirely, get local. Local banks are more likely to offer fee free banking. Spend the time, make sure you’re getting as much savings here as you can. How many times have you paid a transaction fee at an ATM?
5. Save on Gas by Taking Care of Your Car Tires
Taking care of your car’s tires can pay off by increasing your tires’ longevity, handling, and performance. This is one of the most direct and effective way to improve your gas mileage. Yes it adds up over time, a gallon of gas here, there. So you saved 200 gallons of gas with new tires at 2.15 a gallon (that’s cheap) you picked up $420.00. Your car needs new tires more often than you think.
There are all sorts of things you can do to save money and tighten up your personal budgets. Remember as someone with anxiety being good with money is an asset and it will help to alleviate one of the biggest sources of stress we have, OUR MONEY.
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