Time Really Is Money, Rob Slee eBook - Lazy Ways To Save Time AND Money

Lots of people think that saving money means missing out on things that they want, or making a huge effort to change their habits. But really, it's possible to be frugal and save money without doing that: sometimes you can save money by being lazy! In my view, this is one of the best ways to improve your finances.

Here are 5 of the best ways to save money by being lazy - saving you time as well!

1) Stop Buying Things From Your Local Store

Shopping at local stores is almost always more expensive that shopping at the supermarket. The price difference is often quite large! It might not cost that much when you are only buying some milk or bread, some cereal, or some extra meat for dinner. But if you buy these extras regularly, weekly even, this can cost you a fortune over the course of time really is money the year.

If you find yourself buying the same extra every week, one simple change can save you a lot of money: just add the extra to your regular shopping list instead! It'll cost less, and it'll save you from going to the shops so often too.

2) Pay Bills via Direct Debit or Standing Order

Every utility supplier offers a whole range of payment options, including regular Direct Debit or standing order to be taken from you automatically each month. This applies to almost any regular bill! As a bonus, lots of companies offer a small discount for paying in this way. This makes paying by regular standing orders and Direct Debits a great choice.

Payments will be made automatically, you won't have to go out of your way to pay your bills, and you might even save money.

3) Buy a Magazine Subscription

If you read magazines regularly, why walk to the local shop each month (see tip 1!) and pay for expensive magazines at full price? If you take out a subscription you can have each issue delivered to your door!



Subscriptions often arrive early, you usually get heavy discounts for signing up, and you don't have to go to the shop.

Magazines are expensive and for many people it is a guilty habit. But if you're going to do it anyway then you might as well subscribe to save time and effort!

4) Cook Double Portions

Lots of people find cooking boring, but love to eat. So my tip is to simple: when you cook a meal, prepare two or three times as many portions as you need. Then you have plenty of leftovers which make a perfect quick meal from the fridge or freezer, or make a great (and cheap) packed lunch for work.

This saves you time cooking and saves you money on both ingredients and on buying lunch at work.

5) Buy Advance Tickets When Travelling

Next time you take a train, bus or coach, think ahead. Almost every train operator has cheap advance tickets available, and so do coach operators. If you buy in advance and choose your travel time well, it's possible to save more than 75% on the usual ticket price. You can also get tickets posted to you to save effort on the day of travel.

Buses work in a slightly different way, but the moral of the story is the same: all bus services offer some type of weekly ticket or pass. Buying these instead of usual tickets can save loads! You also need to carry less change with you, which is nice.

However you travel, if you use public transport you can save time and effort by buying your tickets early.

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