Asked on 30 Aug 2018
Personally feel like working adults spend a lot because they choose a convienent option over one that is cheaper but a bit more time-consuming. It helps when you are aware of your spending habits and develop some alternatives that balances between time and expenses.
Not cost savings but save the earth
Self - daily
Beside meal preps, purposely find cheaper hawker options to dine instead of artisan or expenses poke bowls or full grain premium lunch
If no time can't do meal preps weekday, do it on weekend. This way able to learn how to cook, new culinary skills and add points to yourself.
Daily lunch don't buy drinks. Go back office enjoy part of the employee perks, free coffee or tea. Nothing less than the coffee shop outside too.
Skip Starhucks and go for less crowded meal place with meals that include drinks, food, drinks and chat at the same place, no need to hunt around and waste $ for tea/toast.
Better still is to bring own resusable waterbottle, chill half ice and add water when go out to save $ on buying chill / favoured drinks, healthier too since no sugar.
No grab / taxi, just use bus, walk (good for health) more and enjoy the scenery along the way, helps clear our mind and form new thoughs and creative thinking too
Smoker slowly quit smoking or find deals for the moment when buying in bulk
Club less chill more at friend's place, condo downstairs / resting areas. BYOD and enjoy.
Need not buy newspaper or magazines, only read news feed from CNA, Bloomberg and the news app besides facebook follows these news channel.
At home use only 2 hours air cond to cool down and turn on fan together as it will maintain the coolness.
Always off light when no use beside switching to LED bulb.
Always off the tap when showering (some people let it flow!!!)
Resuse washing machine water after wash to flush toilet bowl and wash the toilet floor (already mix with soap!)
Sports / Exercise!
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Use fan instead of aircon (been there, doing that) Stop buying drink when you eat out (save money and healthier too). Bring your own lunch (my wish list but I value my sleeping time more 🙊)