Money Saving Tips Tristan on 06 Apr 2009 09:10 pm
With the credit crunch meaning everyone is looking for ways to save money, it struck me that there are still lots of people that waste their hard earned cash on “lunches” everyday at work. Only the other day, the plumber that was in to fix our bathroom nipped out at lunch time to buy himself a sarnie and a drink. No doubt he spent at least £3 on a sandwich and a bottle of coke from the local shop, if he does that everyday of the week, he’ll be spending £15 a week on lunches!
Now it shouldn’t take a genius to work out that you can make your own sandwiches for much less than £15 a week, so you could easily save money each week by doing so. Ok, it does take time to make your own, but if you get into a routine of doing every evening when you’re making your dinner, it’s really no fuss at all.
There are other ways you can make similar savings, for instance, if your office or workplace has a coffee machine, don’t spend money buying a coffee or tea, just take your own coffee / teabags into work and make your own.
I wrote a similar post on my other blog recently, which was called make your own supplements to save money, and it’s the same issue with supplements. You can buy all the raw ingredients and mix your own shakes for a fraction of the price of the big brands, but for some reason, countless people get sucked into splashing the cash on expensive, well known brands, either because they think it’s better or simply because they can’t be bothered to mix them up themselves.