Women share the tip that saved them the MOST money in 2019 – including avoiding restaurants and equating purchases to hours worked
- Women shared the tip that saved them valuable cash during this year
- Many said avoiding restaurants, ditching alcohol and limiting meat helped
- Others said you need to think about what you buy in terms of hours worked
- Some highlighted record keeping; others said packed lunches save thousands
Women have shared the financial tip that saved them the ‘most’ money in 2019 to help others who want to pocket thousands in 2020.
Posting on Facebook, women from all over Australia revealed why avoiding restaurants, cutting meat and alcohol and equating purchases to hours worked can save you thousands, along with the other tips they swear by.
Many said quitting junk food, restaurants and making their own lunch made them save big in 2019.
Women have shared the financial tip that saved them the ‘most’ money in 2019 to help others who want to pocket thousands in 2020 (stock image)
‘Making my own lunch and thinking twice before buying something [has been massive],’ one woman posted.
‘I know they sound silly, but I manage to save about $10,000 this year sticking to this.’
Others said that saving $10 a day that you might spend on a cafe-bought lunch soon really adds up.
The same can be said of coffee, which others said is great to make at home instead of buy – as you can save up to $1,200 in a year.
Others said that saving $10 a day that you might spend on a cafe-bought lunch soon really adds up (stock image)
Some women said that writing down where you spend will help you to save:
‘Record keeping! Seeing where your money goes is a HUGE wake up call,’ one said.
Others highlighted that you should save ‘all additional income’ – whether it’s your tax return or extra days worked.
Then, you need to have multiple bank accounts or funds – where you spend from, save and keep your holiday money.
‘Learning to cook and meal prep has been a big one. Rarely buy food out or takeout now. Saved thousands,’ one woman posted.
Whereas others said you really need to think before you buy if you want to be successful with cash:
‘Actually thinking about what I am buying, thinking about how many hours I have worked to be able to buy a certain product. Time is money,’ one woman wrote.
Another said she has taken up cycling and saved money on petrol and parking over the year.
Finally, some said ditching meat and booze is where they’ve seen the biggest savings.
‘We also introduced a “fakeaway” night,’ said one.
‘We dropped takeaway and do a “fakeaway” now on alternative weeks (homemade pizza, burgers, chips, nachos, butter chicken, sushi etc.
‘It’s healthier and cheaper!’