We often pay for too many things we don't really need-and as we know, it's the little things that add up! Find out what these things are and cut your expenses and save a little more money in the process. Bottled Water A small bottle of water costs 10-15 Pesos. If you consume 7 bottles of water a day for one year, you're spending as much as P38,325! Why pay for bottled water when you can invest in water filter/purifier that you can use at home? Besides, tap water is the closest thing to free. Books With the help of technology and the internet, you can now download books online. These e-books are less expensive than the ones you buy in bookstores. If you're patient enough to look for more websites, you can even download these e-books for free! And if you're not too comfortable with reading books online, you can always visit the local library. Or, why not talk to other book-loving friends, so you can borrow each other's books every so often? Movie theaters Watching movies in movie theaters can be expensive.
You not only pay for the movie itself, but you also spend on food, gas/fare and parking. Wait until the movie comes out on DVD or TV. Watching at home can be more fun especially if you do it with the whole family. Expensive dates If you want an inexpensive date, cut out the alcohol. You might also want to cook dinner for your significant other-a much cheaper option than going out to a fancy restaurant. Let's say the average date is about P2,000 per couple-this includes food, transportation and parking.
Going out just once a week for an entire year can cost you P104,000! You may not decide to cut your expenses on all of these things, but if you pick just a few items from this list, you could save a substantial amount of money which you can use for more important things. For more useful tips, read Lenddo Tips: Things You Can Live Without. Lenddo is an online community that helps its members build their credibility, gain financial knowledge and get access to loans. Did we fail to mention some important things in the article? Share your thoughts in the comments section!