Money is something that we all wish that we had more of. Being able to do the things we love to do can get expensive and it can seem that the only way to improve our financial situation is to find ourselves a money tree!

With this in mind we have put together our top tips for helping you to save money. All of which can make sure your bank account is looking healthier.

Plan your food

Have you found that your food shopping is one of the biggest budget burners for your bank? If so, then you might find it beneficial to plan your food. Not only should you think about what you are going to eat a few days in advance, but also make sure that you make a shopping list when you go shopping, as this will help you to cut down on the amount of money you spend on unnecessary groceries.

Sell the things you no longer need

We live in a throwaway nation whereby it is all too easy to throw things away rather than making an effort to sell them. However, you may change your mind when you realize how much you can make from this. While something may seem useless to you, there is a good chance that someone else will find it incredibly useful, so even though you may only make a few bucks from selling it, those are a few bucks that you wouldn’t otherwise have!

Learn to DIY

The idea of DIY isn’t exactly something that appeals to all of us, but DIY can be a huge money saver. Being able to do some jobs yourself is not only a great way to save money, but you can also use your DIY and crafting skills to buy old pieces of furniture or even old clothes and transform them into something that looks fabulous. You may then decide to keep them for yourself, or, if you are feeling even braver, you may make them over ready to sell.

Always haggle for insurance

One costly part of all of our lives has to be insurances that we pay out. In the most part they are necessary expenses that we all have to account for, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find ways to keep the costs down. Insurance companies rely on their customers accepting their renewal quotes without asking for any discounts, so you may be surprised by just how much money you can get by making the call and asking them what the best deal that they can do is.

Stop spoiling the kids

If you are a parent it is all too easy to want to spoil our children and give them treats. It is a nice idea, but this can cost you a considerable amount of money that you just don’t have. You may be surprised to learn that your children would probably much prefer to spend the time with you instead, so why not put aside the money that you would spend on them and put it away for a big day out as a family?

As you can see, you only need to change a few small things in order to have a big impact in the end, so why not make these small changes and see just what you can achieve?! Rock your bank account, as well as your life!