8 Ways to Living a Low-Cost Lifestyle
This is a guest post by Bruce McAlister whose bio is below. He shares some rather insightful tips for living a better, more frugal lifestyle. Do share the love by checking out his site.
Prices have never been so eager to go up recently. If you have bought an essay from getessaynow.com/write-my-essay in the past, you would have seen that the price for that has gone up. And most of the population is not up for financial adjustment anytime soon.
Almost everybody dreams of a luxurious life and you cannot blame them for wanting and dreaming to live comfortably. It’s the pedestal of everything we do in this world. To live our lives with less worrying in terms of financial issues is the ultimate goal.
But apparently, it is not easy to get.
You know what we can do about it? We should start living wisely and stop wanting for things that we don’t really need especially when the brand is a concern.
Here are some alternatives that may be good options for you if you want to save some hundreds of bucks if not thousands.
So your friends are signed up into this prestigious gym and you are left at home saving money to be a member as well. Don’t be.
If you really need any exercise, you can always do some outdoor activities like walking ($0) and jogging ($0). And if you could, you may convince your friends to do it with you. Not only that, you can exercise, but also you could do some sight-seeing on the side.
You can even meet other people along the way. Plus, the air inside a gym is not as fresh as the outdoor so it is much better outside than go with the treadmill.
If there is no nearby park or the neighborhood is not such a good place to do jogging, you can try doing workouts in your own home.
Just type workouts or any sort of dance exercise on your YouTube browser and you are good to go. If you are not familiar yet on YouTube, you will be surprised how much videos are available right now on this platform today—thousands!
To some people, house chores are enough reasons to throw out the idea of a workout. But if you come to think of it, it is the most convenient way to burn some fat.
You get to hit two birds with one stone. You clean the house while you get fit.
Do your own repairs
If you can fix it on your own then fix it now. We all know how much it costs to hire a repairman. So the best thing to do is get down and get dirty on your own and do some manual labor.
There are a lot of how-tos and a lot of instructional videos on YouTube and other handy websites that offer basic knowledge for basic repair needs. If you just give yourself enough credit, a lot of broken things inside the house do not really need a professional hand to get it fixed. Your brain and your ability to learn is enough.
No to disposables
Recyclable or non-recyclable, it does not matter. The idea is you will spend money on those things and throw it away as soon as you’re done with it.
But if you use reusable items, you will save hundreds of bucks in the long run. You will only have to spend once and that’s it.
Grow some food
This is applicable for those who have a small lot area inside their yard. Make it a habit of planting and growing your own food. It’s not only for having a fresh food on the go but also you get to save money for not having to buy it.
Sell unused stuff
Memories might be the reason for not disposing of the old bulky cabinet upstairs but all other stuff has to go. If you are too sentimental, I suppose one item is good enough memento for that sort of special memory.
Besides, according to psychology experts, letting go is the best way to heal ourselves. If you have no further use for an item, just sell it. You not only save some space but also get some money from it.
Ebay, Craigslist, Lazada and the open market should be your friends
There are a lot of alternatives out there for that expensive stuff that you crave for. You just have to know where to look. Brands nowadays can be copied or have an equivalent product that is much cheaper and still reliable in its own way.
If your purpose is to only show off, stop that nonsense. Real life should not revolve around other people’s opinion but to your own standard of happiness and satisfaction.
Black coffee instead of energy drinks
Red bull and other energy drinks are a good stuff for that extra energy you need if you are feeling a little low. But did you know how much calories and fructose that you are going to take from those drinks?
If you are okay with black coffee, I suggest you choose this one instead. It is not only good for your brain but also for your health. A cup of coffee (not latte or cappuccino) can give you an extra boost with less the unwanted calories and other stuff that you do not need.
If you have more suggestions to add, please feel free to leave your ideas in the comment box and let’s talk about it.
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Bruce C. McAlister is one of the proponents of getessaynow.com. He is also a successful writer, social media strategist, and entrepreneur working as the marketing arm for their business. Bruce travels to help stop world hunger. He believes that 90% of world issues can be solved using proper communication. This is what inspires him to write.