Our finances can spiral out of control at times. Be that something we pay out for each week or month. Or finding yourself in unforeseen circumstances with little or no protection. These are the things that cost us. Which is why you need to tackle these finance zapping situations head on and be prepared. Be that creating new habits and routines, or adding further protection. Which is why I thought I would explore some of them today and let you in on some of the ways you can be prepared or save money.
Avoiding financial implications after a home burglary
While a burglary can never be predicted. You can do things to prevent financial implications on you. The first thing would be to consider your security in your home. This might mean looking at a new alarm system or making sure all windows and doors have strong locks on them. But there are other things you can do that protect your assets. There are insurance policies in place that you can have to help cover costs if anything is stolen or damaged. This is where getting things like a jewellery valuation and keeping receipts for purchase can come in handy. Burglaries don’t always just hit your hard on your finances, but can affect your emotions as well. So do all you can to prevent them in the future. They are already up by 14% on last years figures. So it’s more common than we think.
Keeping interest costs low on debt
While no one intends to get into debt. It can happen. Which is why it’s worth looking into ways you can keep the overall cost down. Meaning you pay more off your outstanding balance than you do in interest. A great way to do this is to look into comparison websites and check out what is offering interest free deals. This means you can get yourself out of debt quicker than you would leaving the debt where it is.
Getting the best deals on your household bills
Many of us can get into the habit of letting our bills leave our bank accounts each month. But this is where many households are missing a trick. You are in effect washing money down the drain. Like anything in life, deals can be made and are there to be taken. Which is why it’s good practice to compare your current suppliers to competitors to make sure you are getting the best deal. If you aren’t changeover and make that saving.
Cutting your food shopping bill down
Finally, our shopping bill each week for food can spiral out of control. If you don’t prepare, then you may as well accept you will waste money and food each week. This is where planning your meals and arming yourself with a list can save you money on your weekly spend. All you need to do is invest in a little time and plan ahead. You may also want to consider changing where you shop. There are many supermarkets offering cheaper alternatives for the same products.
I hope these help you avoid those finance zapping situations in the future.