You may often wonder why there is so much pressure to save money. You might be thinking, “I have enough to pay for everything that I need, why should I put even more money away each month?” There are countless benefits to saving money, the hard part of starting to save is getting into the habit of saving your hard-earned income. Everyone saves their money for different reasons, but saving ultimately puts less stress on yourself and gives you a peace of mind if something were to happen where you need to cover unexpected expenses.
Here are a couple of easy tricks to save money that will make you wish you had started doing sooner!
This might be the most difficult change to make. Most people enjoy going out to eat. It’s easy and convenient, and you don’t have to spend time in the kitchen making your own meal and cleaning up your dirty dishes after. However, making a habit out of going to restaurants multiple times in a week drains your bank account quickly. Cooking is really not that hard, and there are so many books and websites out there with quick, healthy, and delicious recipes. Not only will you save your money, but you will also most likely be more aware of what you are eating, leading to better health.
Pick a small percent of your paycheck to put into savings:
An easy trick that some of our Promotional Models at Modern Talent do to save their money that they make working events is to put a small percentage of their paycheck into a savings account. Putting even just 5% of payday money into a savings account is extremely beneficial for unexpected emergency funds, and you will hardly even notice a change to your “spending” account!
Pick up more shifts on the weekends
This one seems like a no-brainer. The more you work, the more money you make right? If you find yourself not having too much going on for plans for the upcoming weekend, deciding to go and work a promotion, event, trade show, or sampling means getting a bigger paycheck. Not only will you get a bigger paycheck and more to save, you will also be able to socialize with others, and likely work alongside another Promotional Model from Modern Talent…meaning a more productive and fun weekend!
Travel with another Promotional Model
Traveling can become spendy, especially if you are booked for an event somewhere that’s a longer commute from where you live. By planning ahead and coordinating with who you are working a promotion with, carpooling with one another and splitting the cost of gas can be a noticeable cost savings. Not only is it a cost savings for more than one Brand Ambassador, but you will also have someone to chat with while on the road to your event!