At the workshops I have had discussions and agreement that if we can get our energy and food needs taken care of more cheaply, our budget will be okay as and individual or family. We are not only not doing some simple things to save on our energy and food needs, we have a generation who doesn’t plan ahead for emergencies like our Grandparents and Greatgrandparents did. Consider these two simple ways of saving immediately:
-Use home for homebase and not a pitstop. Plan your week and your trips. Become more effecient.
-Don’t allow your electric water heater to run 24/7. Install an inexpensive timer or shut off 20+hrs. a day.
-Buy when items are on sale. This is your commodity market purchase.
-Use dinner leftovers for lunch throughout the week
These 4 suggestions have the potential of saving hundreds for you this year. I teach that the savings should be split in half with half being invested in more food and energy savings and the other half is true savings to the family budget and left alone. Don@livesimply workshops