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If you want to save money for your future but do not know how then you are not alone! Saving money is challenging for many people. Because saving requires the reduction of expenses and if possible increasing the income. Luckily, there are tips and tricks to saving efficiently. If you are one of those people who want to save money, you can try out the tips we have compiled for you.

1. Keep Track of Your Expenses

The first step to saving is to track your expenses. You can do this by carrying a small notebook with you, downloading budgeting apps on your mobile phone, or creating a spreadsheet on your computer. At the end of the month, review all your expenses to determine which ones are necessary and which ones are not. By doing so, you can prevent unnecessary expenses in the future.

2. Pay Off Your Debts with the Snowball Method

One of the most significant obstacles to saving is debt. Therefore, if you want to save, you should first focus on paying off your debts. You can do this by using the snowball method:

  • First, list all your debts.
  • Arrange your debts from the smallest to the largest.
  • For each debt, determine the minimum amount you need to pay and add the minimum amount to the smallest debt to create your payment plan for the first month.
  • Repeat the same process for the next month with the next smallest amount of debt.
  • Continue applying this method until all your debts are paid off.

3. Ask These Questions Before Buying Something

When shopping, people generally do not think about whether there is a need or desire behind the act of buying. Therefore, if you want to shop responsibly, you need to ask yourself “Do I need this product?” before buying the product. If you answer “Yes” after 10 seconds of thinking, the second question you need to ask is “Do I already have a different product that will meet my need?”. If you still want to continue shopping even after realizing that you already have another belonging that will meet your need you can ask yourself why you need this product.

You might be able to realize that after asking these questions to yourself, your desire to shop will slowly fade away. However, if the opposite happened, you can try giving yourself a few days and postpone shopping, or you can do a cost analysis.

4. Make a List of Your Needs Before Going Shopping

When we go out on an unplanned shopping spree, most of us tend to buy unnecessary products. If you also have such a tendency, making a list of everything you need to buy before shopping might contribute to saving money. For example, if you are going to do grocery shopping, you can decide which meals to cook that week and identify the missing ingredients. If you are going to shop for clothes, you can decide which stores and which items to buy, and try not to enter any other shops during your shopping trip.

5. Each Month, Spend One Day Without Making Any Expenses

If you want to make a habit of saving money, you can try to spend one day each month without making any expenses. You can cook your daily meals with the ingredients in your kitchen, and bring the food with you if you will go outside. For entertainment, you can read a book, watch a movie, go to the park, or invite friends to your house. After getting used to this practice, you can try and spend two days monthly or even one day a week without making any expenses.

6. Sell Your Unwanted Stuff

By selling the unwanted stuff you can get rid of the cluster in your house and generate extra income. To do this, you can sell your belongings you no longer need by signing up for websites that provide second-hand shopping opportunities over the Internet. Thus, you can generate additional income and use your profit to ease your budget.

7. Invest Your Savings

While saving is important, to secure your savings, you need to invest them wisely and efficiently. All you need to do is download the Hayat Finans Mobile app on your smartphone or tablet! Through the app, you can explore different account types and investment products such as Participation Accounts, Conversion Supported Participation Accounts, Investment Accounts, or Basket Accounts. You can gather information and then proceed to open the account you desire by having a video call with Customer Services. This way, you can start investing your savings instead of keeping them in your money box.

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