Aah, Christmas. We all love it, right? Unless you’re a parent, in which case, your bank account is as dry as the Sahara desert (insert tumbleweed). Of course, there are some good things about Christmas for parents, and we’re not going to be Scrooges, but right now the funds are pretty low, and it can be difficult. However, we’ve made this handy list, so that you can rectify this in all of the ways that you can. We’re talking selling those disliked Christmas presents. Sorry.
Get on eBay… ASAP
Ok, you may have bagged that Lynx Africa set from your drunk Aunt again, and with the current percentage of people receiving this, it won’t go down well as a sale on eBay. However, there are many other things that you can sell, even if Santa brought them for you. We won’t tell anybody, not even your drunk Aunt, and you’ll see the financial gain of ridding yourself of those unwanted gifts when 2019 kicks off.
Cut down on the food and drink… also ASAP
Whilst pretty much everybody joins the gym in January and is a complete no-show from there on out, there are some benefits of cutting down on the mince pies (and the prosecco) that are also financial. Naturally, your bank account will look a bit healthier when your waistline does, too, so don’t worry about your supermarket bill in the not too distant future. It will look a whole lot better, we promise.
Learn about the stock market, and act on it
The stock market can be a terrifying place, especially if you’re not usually one for the world of finance. However, you’ll be able to get involved in things like spread betting without taxing your brain too much, which means that you can predict how the market moves, and get a profit if you get it right. Without even using your own stocks. Sounds great, right? Hello extra 2019 money, and thinking ‘oh, the happy days when I started spread betting.’ Win.
Plan out some meals
When it comes to saving money, the worst thing that you can do is get home after work, and order a takeaway because you can’t be bothered to cook. Saving money will be possible if you plan out your meals beforehand, and get all of the ingredients ready. That way, you won’t be able to change your mind at the last minute, because you’ve already purchased the things required. Ha. Touché.
So, there are many ways to save money after the Christmas period, and revive your bank account to its former self. Sure, it may take some time, but it will be worth it in the long-run, and you’ll really see the difference, even if you make some small changes. Sell those unwanted gifts (and other things), cut down on the food and drink and plan your meals, and try your hand at the stock market if you want to (potentially) get a quick profit. Good luck, and happy saving!
*This post was sourced for dadvworld.com but I’m all about flipping stuff on eBay HA! It’s something we’re definitely looking to do more of this year to boost our finances.
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