Australians often splurge a lot especially during the summer holidays. While it’s perfectly understandable to live a little during the holiday season, what’s not is the struggle to get your head above water when you receive your credit card bill.

The great thing is there are ways to help you get back on the right track. Start with these five manageable tips:

Drink more water

Rather than purchasing carbonated drinks, juice, coffee or even beer, try drinking water when you’re thirsty. It’s inexpensive and healthy for you as well.

Eat before doing your groceries

Research shows that hunger may lead you to purchase more or unnecessary items on your weekly trip to the grocery shop. Eating beforehand can help you save precious dollars.

Pay your bills on time and avoid late fees

Punctuality can actually help in keeping some money in your pockets! Pay your bills on time is a great way to elude penalties or late fees which can add up in the long run.

Sell pre-loved items on eBay

You might not realise but you may have plenty of things lying around that can be sold on eBay. Take stock of what you have around the house, list down those that you aren’t using any longer, take pictures and put them up for sale on eBay. Doing so just might nab you some extra money to new purchases. Your house can also use the spring cleaning.

Make use of energy-efficient appliances

If you’re in the market for a new appliance, be careful with what you pick. There are plenty of options at stores but be wary of the most energy efficient ones. It’ll save you money on your electricity bill.

Money can be very hard to come by. But one of the best ways to make sure that you have some when you need it is to take on some extra work. Here a few options that you can possibly consider.

 

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