1. The 30-Day Rule
A great way to avoid unnecessary expenditure is to wait 30 days to decide on a purchase. Say no to instant gratification and wait it out! We quite often change our minds, and if in 30 days you are not excited anymore and the urge to buy has passed – you just saved money by simply waiting!
2. List it!
A nightmare on wallet street…shopping when hungry or without a list is an absolute no-no when it comes to saving. A list helps you know only the necessary items you need to restock in your pantry or home and leaves no room for impulse purchases.
3. Keep the change
Save all those coins and take them to the bank at the end of each month or six months. Believe us, it really adds up!
4. Meal preps!
Eating out is a surefire way to see a fast drain on your cash flow. Whether its lunch for just you, or an evening meal for your whole family, you can save a lot more money by simply eating at home more often, cooking your own food and planning your meals. The additional bonus is that it can be a lot healthier too
5. Be fit at home
Gyms can be expensive and even unnecessary. Thanks to the wonderful world wide web, YouTube is a one-stop solution to all your working out needs. There are professional and certified online fitness training channels such as ‘Fitness Blender’ on YouTube with millions of subscribers teaching you how to work out no matter which level of fitness you are on. Use the free exercise guides in the comfort of your own home!
6. Sell it all!
Our homes are often cluttered with a hundred things we have no use for, and just don’t know what to do with. Some of these items may be in perfect condition too or even unused! An excellent way to make money is to sell things you own online. From clothes, to books, to electronic devices, you’ll be able to find a buyer and make quick bucks.
7. Invite friends over
Going out to eat has a way of completely destroying both your food budget and your entertainment budget. It is always cheaper to stay in with friends and come up with your own entertainment.
There you have it! Make sure to employ these ways to save more and spend less this summer.
Lazy girl’s guide to eating healthier
When it comes to eating healthy, many of us are plain lazy. There are no words to describe it. It’s like you want to improve your health but you don’t necessarily want to put in the hard work that’s required. The good news is, eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. Just swap your everyday junk food for these delicious, guilt-free superfoods, and get a step closer to living a healthier lifestyle.
Dark chocolate is a natural energy booster packed with antioxidants and rich, authentic taste. Make sure you pick up the least processed one with a teeny tiny bit of sugar (75% or more if you’re not weak at heart!). The more processed and sugary the chocolate, the unhealthier it is.
Did you know “Chia” is an ancient Mayan word for ‘strength’? Need we say more? This superfood is packed with the goodness of Fiber, Protein, Fat, Calcium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), and Vitamin B2. Trust this bubbly little superfood to give you an instant hit of energy when added to your fruit bowl or cereal.
Bananas are a great pick-me-up superfood to snack on after a long exhausting day. Chug a glass of banana milkshake in the evening, or mix it with some cereal and milk, for an instant energy boost. It’s quick, easy to make, and full of rich nutrients that help you refresh! Got more super food ideas? Share them with us in the comments below!
Matcha Tea – New Fad or Superfood?
Dubbed the elixir of longevity, Matcha tea is what makes the Okinawans live to be 100 (yes, Okinawa, Japan has the most number of living centenarians). Although it has been around for more than eight centuries, this grassy green tea has become a staple on every fitness enthusiast’s Instagram visual feed much recently.
Before you decide on whether you should jump the Matcha Tea bandwagon (or not), let’s give you a lowdown of all the incredible health benefits this antioxidant powerhouse has to offer.
If you’re weight watching, Matcha Tea can help you burn those calories four times faster than your basic brew. It improves the metabolism and helps burn fat – sans the terrible side effects of synthetic health supplements and detox drinks.
Matcha Tea gets its brilliant green color due to the high chlorophyll content that is great for detoxing. Just one cup of Matcha Tea every day helps you get rid of harmful chemical toxins and free radicals (but don’t overdo it).
Rich in Antioxidants
Matcha Tea is also rich in skin-loving and cancer-fighting antioxidants called polyphenols and catechins that boost immunity and give skin a youthful appearance.
If Monday blues really get to you, start your day with a cup of warm Matcha Tea. Certain antioxidants present in this tea help boost concentration and improve memory.
Strengthens the Immune System
In addition to all the amazing health benefits Matcha Tea has to offer, it is packed with the goodness of vitamins A & C, protein, calcium, iron, and potassium that promote overall health.
Fancy a cuppa?