Saturday, February 12, 2011
Money Saving Tips
As you would know if you are a faithful reader, Jeff and I are now paying off our own block of land and are saving to build a house. Our goal has always been to borrow as little as possible to build something we can live in and perhaps extend one day. We’ve drawn up plans, visited project builders and gotten quotes from private builders and all in all we’ve discovered that we’ve got a little more saving ahead of us.
We figure 1 or 2 difficult years of saving is better than 30 years living on a very tight budget. We’re not going to build anything fancy but something with good re-sell that isn’t like living in a shoe box!
So we sat down tonight and tightened our budget a little more! No more shopping, no more eating out all the time and no more extravagant gifts. We’re hardly suffering; in fact we are extremely blessed and have a wonderful life, we just need to save our little butts off for a while!
So what are your money saving tips? How do you make living more fun without spending money? How do you motivate yourself to keep saving? Or how to do you make a little extra pocket money? I like to dabble in ebay, how about you?