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Many people set resolutions for this time of the year that involve their financial situation. Some people want to get ahead of their budget and save where they can, others want to increase their disposable income. But there are small ways you can do this? Here are some of the things to think about. 

Save some money

 

One thing that many people want to do when it comes to their budgets is to try and save as much money as possible. This can go towards an increase in the disposable income that you have without you needing to put in any extra effort with your time. Here are a few things to consider to help you save. 

 

Be more economical 

 

One of the best ways to save some extra money is to be more economical with the things that you already have access to or use. It could be that you want to save in terms of your water bill, so using an industrial water tank to help collect rainwater for looking after animals or watering your garden is a great use of free material. You could look at changing things in your home like light bulbs or switching over to a solar energy provider. Small changes can make a big difference to things like your energy outgoings. 

 

Check your bills and be savvy with spending 

 

You should also look at things such as being savvy with your spending. This might meal planning and batching cooking so that you spend less on these things. It might be that you switch providers for some of your main bills like mortgage, energy, insurances to ensure that you are getting the best deal and only paying out what is necessary. Regular checks of companies can help to ensure you get the best deals. 

 

Earn some extra income

 

Finally, one of the best ways you can improve your finances is to find other ways to increase your income. You may not have the flexibility of earning extra though your day job, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put any spare time you have to good use. 

 

Selling unwanted items

 

We all have items and clutter in our homes that we no longer need. This is when websites like eBay can come in handy. Listing items online to sell is a great way to boost your income while tackling your home at the same time. A lot of people do well out of clothes online from their children who have outgrown them, or gadgets they no longer use. Have a look round your home right now, I’m sure there will be something you could sell. If you don’t want to use eBay, you could consider a garage sale as a great way for some instant cash. 

 

Online ventures

 

Last of all, there are plenty of ways you can make some extra money online. You could start your own business from home like writing a blog or selling items that you handmade on platforms like Etsy. Or simply filling out online surveys can be a great way to boost your income. 

 

Let’s hope this has encouraged you with some of the ways you can save and earn extra money this year. 

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