Great Ways to Beat Rising Costs

You have probably noticed rising costs everywhere: at the petrol pump, in the supermarket and even at home. The only thing that doesn’t seem to be rising is wages. The cost of living may be going up dramatically but there are ways to beat these rising costs. 

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Home Energy

Home energy might be expensive but how much of it do you waste? It is estimated that you could save up to £100 per year by turning your thermostat down by one degree. You probably wouldn’t notice the temperature change, but you would notice the change in your bill. Turning the heating down further and wearing a jumper will save you even more money. Central heating is bad for the skin because it dehydrates it so not only will you save money on energy bills, but you could save on the cost of face cream too. 

Enjoy Free Exercise

Gym membership can be expensive, especially if you don’t go very often. Cancel your membership and enjoy free exercise instead. All you need for an excellent workout is a pair of trainers.  You can walk or run and enjoy the great outdoors while you get fit. Couch to 5k is a great app if you haven’t run for a while as it starts at a beginner’s pace and gets more intense over time.

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Many parks also offer free gym equipment. You may not have noticed these, but anyone can use them free of charge and you could even combine this with your run by running to the park and then using the equipment.

Drive an EV

If you are thinking about switching cars, then getting an electric car can save you a lot of money. You don’t have to fill it with expensive fuel and the cost of charging it is significantly less than buying petrol or diesel. There are fewer moving parts which means that maintenance costs are cheaper. If this is something you are considering switching to, check out this guide from ElectriX

Wise Up in the Supermarket

Supermarkets employ people who are experts at parting you from your cash. They use tactics such as putting the more expensive items in your eye line, special offers that aren’t as special as they look, and using the end aisles to place tempting merchandise. Falling for these tricks can be costly. 

You can avoid these tactics by shopping when you have time to compare prices and looking at the lower shelves for a good deal. Bulk buying may make a product cheaper but if you aren’t going to use it by its sell-by date then you are wasting your money. Always go shopping with a list of the things you need and stick to it. Shop in the evening if you can as this is when the supermarket reduces their fresh stock, and this will save you money. 

These tips can save you a lot of money and help you to combat the rising prices.