WORK-LIFE BALANCE / JAN. 28, 2015
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How to Scrape By Until Pay Day

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We get it. Money can be tight, especially when you’ve got bills to pay and a family to raise.

If you’re like most people, you may be living from pay check to pay check. Stressful as it is, it doesn’t have to be that way. But how do you scrape by until pay day, stress-free?

There are many ways of saving money here and there, from spending less on your weekly food shop of sweets and treats, to going out partying only once per month. But who really wants to live like this? Instead, why not take advantage of available vouchers, discount codes and coupons?

Exclusive deals from companies such as VouchaCodes can help you survive until pay day whilst also getting some fantastic offers on products you might otherwise have ignored due to its retail price.

Saving Money When You Have Young Children

Young families often have a hard time saving money, especially when it comes to buying prams, bottles, and infant clothing. And considering that it might be hard for either parent to work full-time while raising children under the age of three, young children aren’t the easiest to support.

But here’s the thing. It can be done.

For one, you’ll need to budget carefully. While you don’t need to cheap out, per say, you can still buy everything you’ll need to help your little ankle biters feel comfortable and safe.

If you look in the right places, you can benefit from incredible deals on expensive products that all working parents have to buy, such as cribs and prams.

Saving Big on Clothing

And of course, clothing is something that can quickly grow very expensive. As a working professional, you need to look the part, and now that winter is upon us you will need a winter wardrobe fit for the office. Top brands such as Gap UK, In Love With Fashion, and Urban Outfitters offer quality products, but if you’re tight on money, buying clothing can often feel intimidating. What you need is to use vouchers for your favourite stores online to ensure that you won’t break the bank by buying work clothes. After all, there is nothing worse than feeling guilty after a purchase!

In addition to using coupons and voucher codes, you need to be strict with your purchases if you want to survive until payday. Only buy what you need, and be informed about what you purchase.

Sometimes, you can find great deals on seasonal clothing off-season. You will often find that during the warmest parts of the year you will be able to stock up on winter sweaters at discounted prices. So stock up now for your summer work wardrobe!

Being Smart About Your Purchases

It’s important to be smart about anything you purchase. Be sure to budget carefully on all expenses. Know exactly how much you’re earning each month and what your bills and mortgage/rent are costing you. Once you have that out of the way, you can try to create a projected budget for your other expenses.

While it’s okay to treat yourself once in a while, it doesn’t pay to waste money on things you don’t need and don’t find yourself using on a regular basis. That new Samsung curved television might be neat, but do you need to buy it new? If you’re short on money, why not wait until it’s been out for a while and the prices drop?

When you do decide to treat yourself, VouchaCodes can help you feel a little less guilty about your purchases. With hundreds of retailers partnered through our site, we offer coupon codes and exclusive deals to help you save big on all your favourite products and services. Find the latest voucher codes of your favourite brands for free at www.vouchacodes.co.uk.

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