Making yourself poorer?

Making yourself poorer?

By Orall Cornelius

There was a lot of talk about the poor in the 2019 UK election. But are you making yourself poorer?

I try not to make myself poorer by:


1. Changing utilities for cheaper deals

Periodically I check broadband, mobile & energy to make sure I’m not giving away money I could use myself. My mobile bill = £7.


2. Online grocery shopping at Asda

If you’re not shopping online you’re probably buying things you don’t need at the worst prices.


3. Paying less for public transport

I work in Shoreditch zone 1. Travel costs £3.60. If I get off at Whitechapel it’s zone 2 and costs me £2.40. I’ve been doing that every day for years. It adds up.


4. Making my lunch

Example: pasta with sauce (from ASDA obviously) costs less than £1. Eating out is £5 plus.


5. Remortgaging

Hopefully you’re on a 2 year special deal or some other low rate (2% or less).


6. Not Eating Out

If I do it’s fast casual (e.g. Nandos). My worst spending months are when I eat out a lot.


7. Booking holidays early

About 4-6 months. I get the best prices; also more likely to get authorisation from work.


8. Not buying stupid stuff

I earned it: they need to give me a good reason for spending it, every time.


9. Overpaying my mortgage

I don’t pay back double what I borrowed.


10. Putting money aside

I don’t have to borrow at high rates or find myself stuck when I need money.

Well then, are you making yourself poorer?

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