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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Be Resourceful in a Difficult Economy

The economy is not only threatening jobs and security, but it occasionally takes a toll on people’s self esteem too. However, instead of letting the economy get you down, look on the bright side and think of ways you and your family can conquer the hard times. In fact, from coupons to riding your bike, there are several ways to embrace the hard times and transform them into something that’s good.

Look to Coupon Based Sites and Blogs – Did you know that many blogs and sites post free coupons that you can use on related shopping sites? Not only does this save you a lot of money, but it reminds you that coupons are still very useful! Print off a coupon or use an online coupon code from a site like JoeShopping.com and save big bucks on a favorite shirt and other accessories. Once you’ve got the coupon searching down you’ll find yourself saving a lot more money than you imagined.

Ride your Bike Instead of Driving – If your job is nearby or you are in a neighborhood where the shops that you run your errands at are not that far away, why not ride your bike as opposed to driving? Gas is very expensive right now, so instead of complaining about the rising gas costs, get your daily exercise and ride your bike. You’ll feel refreshed and proud of yourself for putting your bike to good use plus you’ll be cutting back on gas expenses simultaneously.

Get a Savings Account, Stat – If you aren’t currently saving money in some form (either via a retirement fund or a Roth RIA for example), it’s a good idea to start a savings account. Putting money aside for your future is the best thing you can do in a harsh economy. Instead of fighting the economy – tell it who’s boss.

With the presidential election coming up, the economy will definitely be affected by who ends up being president. So do your part and don’t forget to vote, because every vote counts! The economy may not change for a while, but don’t give up hope. Continue to come up with creative ways to improve the economy and you’ll feel proud of yourself for the positive efforts along the way.

Sierra is a freelance writer who may be effected by the economy, but she’s rising above it and is making a change.

11 comments:

Mommy Liz said...

Saving is always great if there is something to save. But, saving few dollars here and there during shopping can help a lot too.

Liza Barnett

almamayable said...

Right. The downturn status of the economy needs us to save money as possible..you have helpful tips.

Mei said...

Sa hirap ng buhay ngayon, kailangan talaga mautilize yung resources natin. I also use coupons and vouchers whenever I go shop. They are very useful. And also, I have a savings account which is very helpful to me when it comes to saving money because I can stop myself from withdrawing money hehe

Makoy said...

I have to add on that if you can, get a part time job to increase your cash inflow.

Travel Quest said...

I totally agree to this post, so if you have a job be thankful and work hard . I personally do the couponing it really helps our budget :)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Couponing is a good way to save money..

jenn said...

interesting tips! i guess you're right, we can't let economy dictate the way we live. but we can do little things here and there to make living easy.

Rcel said...

Great saving tips! I am doing the couponing thing and it does works great on my pocket!

working mama said...

i love couponing and freebies as well, it;s my way of saving in shopping

jheylo said...

Thanks a lot to the coupon companies because they really help us consumers save money from our purchase. This time and age is indeed tough financially and it is wise to your any available resources just to save bucks

Jessica Cassidy said...

Those are helpful tips to enjoy our time with our family despite the economy situation :-) I love to use coupons, it helps me saves money even little amount :-) The kids start to use their bikes few days back but now the weather is crappy :-( though the little girl wants to go to the park but no way...it is way too cold and do not want her to get sick :-(