We’ve come up with tips that will help you reduce your expenditure on entertainment and other thing’s you’ve overlooked before.
Cancel club memberships.
If you go to the gym once in a blue moon or a country club membership that you rarely visit, you’re wasting money. Cancel any membership you are not sure about and see if it’s important or not after cancelling.
If you need to keep fit, you can try several home exercise routines. There is a mobile app that can help you achieve this without spending a dime.
Eliminate or Reduce cable bill.
It is possible for you to find a less expensive way to watch your favorite shows if you know where to look. You can consider downgrading from your subscription from premium to basic – if possible, you can eliminate it entirely. If you stop subscribing for cable, it means you’ll watch less TV which would reduce your electricity bill.
The best part is that you won’t see tempting commercials that’ll entice you to buy things you don’t need. If you stop subscribing for cable TV, you can get alternatives like Amazon Prime, Hulu+, Netflix and the newly launched Disney+. Don’t fall into the temptation of paying for everything at the same time.
Look for reasonably priced entertainment options.
When was the last time you visited a library around you? There are several community events like art fairs and music festivals that you can attend. In addition, there are also numerous organizations and volunteer groups you can be a part of to keep you entertained.
There are several free or inexpensive entertainment options in your community you can take advantage of. At the end of the month, calculate how much you were able to save by using this method and you’ll see how far they eat into your budget.
Reduce your travel expenses
If you are not staying in the same city/state as other members of your family, you’ll know it costs much to travel. You can save considerably well if you reduce your travel times. You can also use a travel credit card for everything you do from airfare to free hotel.
Cancel magazine and newspaper subscriptions.
If you receive a newspaper or magazine in your mail but you don’t read it, it’s time to cancel the subscription. Apart from spending money unnecessarily, you are also adding to the clutter in your house. You can go to the library or surf the internet if you need to stay up to date on what’s trending.
Consider eliminating/reducing other paid services.
Go through all the services you shell out precious pounds on each month. Determine if it’s really needed to continue spending on the service. If the service is important, try searching for less expensive alternatives that will give you the same value and if it’s not, don’t hesitate to cancel.
Have you examined your subscriptions lately? If you’ve cut cable TV, it’s great to take advantage of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu+, and Amazon Prime — but you probably don’t need to be paying for all three at once.