Lately, I have written a lot of articles about different ways to save money. Go out for cheap, choose the right insurance, eat better and more tips. All the tips and tricks I used to save money.
Have I told you about things I do not save? No? But is talking about voluntary spending on a finance blog appropriate? Is this the perfect place to talk about it? Why not! I am a fairly frugal person, and I try to get better every day, but I also have weaknesses and some pleasures that I would not deny.
Walk to work
My job is 10.5 miles from my home. It takes me about 20 minutes by car to get there. I would say 1 hour by bike and walking between 3 and 4 hours. I have to take my daughter to school before work, and I have less than 30 minutes to get there after I have dropped her off. Does the question arise? No. Also, I have other trips to take during the day. I have customers to see and races to do. I also cannot get sweaty, smell bad, or get soaked in the rain. Sorry, no savings on this expense item. I’m keeping my car.
Eat only short dates products
I saw that eating only short-term or anti-waste products was fashionable. No, thanks very little to me. I have nothing against short dates and buy if the products are impressive—a lousy sandwich I do not want, no matter the price. Same for cooked dishes, I do not eat junk in them. I make an effort when I find bread in the bakery the day before or some fruits and vegetables. I cook myself with my seasonal fruits and vegetables, which costs me less than eating lousy food, even at a low cost.
Get treatment from students
I have friends who will get their teeth treated by the orthodontic faculty. They go because the price is lower than the “normal” dentist. You can easily explain that one has validated his diploma, but the other has not yet. I did not save a few tens of dollars for my health.
I will not stay at home to fix a wall, not to spend money. Many frugal activities are fun and free—no need to select a wall just because you want to save money. Do not get me wrong, I LOVE spending time at home and relaxing, but watching a wall for 365 days a year is not for me. If you want to stay at home and not spend money, you can watch a movie, read a good book, prepare a delicious dinner, invite friends, or play a board game, and no need to spend money to have a good time!
I would NEVER fly to save or make money. Live with someone in its absence. I read this story. A person had entered the attic of a house and went out whenever the owner went to work or went out with his friends or family. The intruder ate his food and used his toilet paper. One day, the owner noticed weird things, marked his milk and toilet paper, and saw that items were missing.
Get the free ketchup bags, do not turn on the lights, and avoid giving money for retirement. Watch the movie “Radin” by Dany Boon. I do not want to look like his main character!
Only buy Second-hand clothes
Choosing precisely the model, cut, and color one wants for a garment is pleasant! If you are hand to mouth, you have to consider second-hand clothes. You can save a little money to purchase new clothes and use them with care.
Wash my clothes in the Shower at the same time while taking a Bath
I saw him on a TV show. A lady was showering and washing clothes in the shower simultaneously. I understand that some people do this while they travel. But 100% of the time when I have a washing machine that works at my house?About Complete Controller® – America’s Bookkeeping Experts Complete Controller is the Nation’s Leader in virtual bookkeeping, providing service to businesses and households alike. Utilizing Complete Controller’s technology, clients gain access to a cloud platform where their QuickBooks™️ file, critical financial documents, and back-office tools are hosted in an efficient SSO environment. Complete Controller’s team of certified US-based accounting professionals provide bookkeeping, record storage, performance reporting, and controller services including training, cash-flow management, budgeting and forecasting, process and controls advisement, and bill-pay. With flat-rate service plans, Complete Controller is the most cost-effective expert accounting solution for business, family-office, trusts, and households of any size or complexity.