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It is true that the economic downturn has been causing severe hardships to many people.
People are finding it difficult to make both ends meet. You may also face problems in
managing your personal finances. You need not lose heart because you can certainly find
ways to save money. But, for doing this, you should use your creativity and should be
disciplined also. Let us discuss a few ideas.

      Whenever you decide to purchase certain items or services, you should look for
       the best deals. For example, if you want to get your car or house insured, you
       should compare the features and costs of the various insurance options available
       and choose the one that not only suits your needs perfectly but that comes at the
       most affordable cost. You can follow the same strategy for all your purchases. If
       you do not adopt this strategy and continue with your old methods, you may end
       up spending more than necessary and so, you may not be able to make any
       savings. So, you should immediately change your shopping strategies if you want
       to save money.
      Online shopping may be a good idea for making a good saving on almost all the
       items or services you need. The overheads of online stores are not as much as
       those of brick-and-mortar shops. So, you can get the items you need at lesser
       costs. You should make it a point to compare even among the online stores and
       choose those products that come at reasonable prices. Of course, you should never
       compromise on the quality of the products or services you buy.
      You should stop wasting items forthwith, if you want to save money. You should
       not forget the fact that everything comes at a cost. You are paying charges for
       everything including water, electricity and so on. You may argue that by avoiding
       wastage on electricity, water, etc., you can not make a huge saving. Though this is
       true, if you look at the cumulative savings you make in the long run, it will be
       substantial. So is the case with food items. You should not waste foods because
       food items are quite expensive nowadays and if you waste them injudiciously,
       you may never be able to make a good saving.
      You can be a smart shopper and use discounts, offers and rebates appropriately.
       Of course, just for the sake of availing these discounts, you should not buy items
       you may not need. Further, you may get certain items at a lesser cost if you buy
       them bulk but you should ensure that they are useful to you and they do not go a
       waste.
      Some people will have a tendency to buy new items. Manufacturers of products
       keep bringing out many new items. You should not buy them unless you have use
       for them. Instead, you can continue using the items you already have till the end.
      Whenever you plan a trip or a holiday, you should book the necessary train or air
       tickets and reserve your accommodations well in advance. This will help you
       avoid last-minute tensions and you may make a saving on them also.
      You can reduce the usage of your car. If you think that you have to necessarily
       use your car, you can combine various tasks and get them completed in a single
       trip. If you start using your car separately for every task, you may have to spend
       heavily on fuel.
      If you set the thermostat of your air conditioning equipment one or two degrees
       higher, you can save a lot on your utility bills. You should check if your home is
       well-insulated also. If there is a problem with the insulation of your home, your
       air conditioner may have to over-work and use up more energy. Further, you can
       switch to other options like using a ceiling fan when the external weather is cool.
      Most importantly, you and the members of your family should take good care of
       your health. By doing so, you can avoid unnecessary medical expenditure.

You can apply your mind and think of many other ways to save money. Money thus
saved may be useful for you on a rainy day.

				
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