As thoughts turn to retirement, many people are looking to relax and enjoy time with loved ones and friends.
However expenses soon rack up, so it’s important to take a few simple steps to ensure that you don’t find yourself in the red.
These helpful tips can help you save for that tension-free retired life.
Keep an eye out for senior discounts
There are many shops (online and on the High Street) that offer discounts to the seniors, often ranging between 5-20%.
Sometimes these discounts aren’t automatically offered, so do a bit of research to find out what shops have them.
Discounts are available for different stores on Dealslands, so make it a habit to go through the deals before you shop.
Always make a list
It is better to make a list before you go shopping. This saves you from impulse shopping.
Supermarkets like Tesco and Waitrose provides you good discount deals on food items so shopping from there can save some pennies and using a list means you only get what you really need.
Buy presents when they are cheap
Instead of buying presents as and when they are needed (necessitating in a rush to the shops) why not buy them when you see them in the sale?
There are many deals with businesses like A1 Gifts and Giftcloud and you can also use Currys gift vouchers for loved ones who are fans of technology.
Fill a cupboard with gifts for when it’s time to give them. You can even make it a habit to stock wrapping paper and cards, particularly any Christmas-related items, which tend to be brought down in price in January.
Reduce how often you eat out
Eating out can be costly, so limiting how often you choose to go out could save you some money.
It also means that when you do eat out it’s more of an occasion.
However, if you do want to eat out, or you are marking a special occasion, you can easily get vouchers and save money.
Shop online and watch the savings mount up
Using the internet for shopping can be a daunting thought, but once you get the hang of it, you will soon see that there are hundreds of ways to save money on your necessities.
Most of online stores also have the option of free delivery so you are saved from that expense and some even offer a click & collect option where you can place an order online and collect the items from the store outlet.
Retired life is the second inning where you start living it at slower pace enjoying all the beauties it has to offer you and these tips should mean you don’t have to compromise on things because money is tight.