Stretch Your Budget this January

Welcome to 2023! 

And welcome to the 3546 days of Janu-worry (sigh). With the festive season behind us, we have a few tips on how you can stretch your budget right to the end of January.

Don’t fall victim to sales

While buying groceries and necessities on sale is always a good idea, it is best to avoid spending money on things you don’t need right now. If your pocket is going to survive until month-end, don’t be tricked into spending money now.

There will always be sales in coming months. Future you will thank you.

Pack your own lunch

After the lavish meals over the festive season, grabbing a tasty takeaway for lunch can be very tempting. But if you want to stretch your money until the end of the month, bring lunch from home instead. Remember, leftovers are your friend. Come month end, you can treat yourself all you like.

Entertain yourself at home

All of this will save you from the temptation of spending money on entertainment.

Start budgeting

If you only make one New Year’s resolution, make it about budgeting. It is so easy to overspend if you have no real idea where your money is going. Make it as detailed as possible.