How to save money when your budget is tight

first_imgWe all try to save a little money here and there, and sometimes it can be tough to find extra money to save. While it can be a challenge, it’s definitely not impossible to save money when your money is tight. Here are three ways you can save when your funds are already low…Find deals online: When you think of sites like Groupon or Living Social the first thing that pops into your head may be entertainment and dining out. While these sites can be a good source for deals on these types of things, you can actually use them for a lot more. You can find deals on electronics, automotive repair, health and beauty, home services and more! The best way to find these deals is to check out the sites and browse around. If these are products and services that you’re already going to pay for, you may as well save a few bucks in the process.Trim the fat: When you go on a diet, you may start noticing a little bit of weight loss in many areas of your body. Your stomach, neck, face, arms and legs may all start to get a little slimmer. You should treat your budget the exact same way. Don’t just try to cut back (or completely cut out) one budget item, but take a few bucks from a lot of different places. Some bills are obviously set in stone, but you will probably be able to find a few areas where you can cut back a little here and there. Take advantage of these savings and you’ll see it really add up. Plus, you won’t feel like you’re having to cut anything out of your budget completely.Spend more time at home: There more you’re on-the-go, the more you’re going to eat meals out, and spend frivolously on things you don’t really need. Instead of meeting your friends out for dinner and a movie, host a potluck dinner (where everybody brings something) and watch your favorite Blu-ray. You’ll save money, plus you can pause the movie when you have to go to the bathroom. 375SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

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The European Commission is opening a second public call for WiFi4EU value coupons

first_imgWiFi4EU is a European Commission project that aims to promote free Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens and visitors to public spaces such as parks, squares, public buildings, libraries, health centers and museums across Europe. 440 local self-government units from the territory of the Republic of Croatia are registered on the portal, and 216 local self-government units will have the opportunity to win this call. The total indicative budget available for proposals selected on the basis of the second call is EUR 51 million at the level of the European Union, and the deadline for applications is 5 April 2019 by 17 pm. List of Croatian local governments that won value coupons in the first public call This call has increased the number of value coupons that a member state can win from 8 to 15 percent, or 510 coupons with a total value of 7,65 million euros. “Everyone should benefit from the internet, no matter where you live or how much you earn. Therefore, we propose to equip every European village and city with free wireless internet access around the main public centers by 2020.”, Said Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.center_img You can find more information about the public call HERE. The first call lasted from 7 to 9 November 2018, and a total of 2.800 value coupons were distributed, worth 42 million euros. 366 local self-government units registered from Croatia, and 15.000 coupons worth EUR 224 were won, with a total value of EUR 3,36 million. The European Commission received over 13.000 applications, and the first 4 were received within ten seconds of the opening of the call, reports Bug.hr. The European Commission is on its own WiFi4EU opened a second public call for grants from the WiFi4EU program to which all local self-government units from the Republic of Croatia that have registered on the portal and have not already won a coupon on the first call in November last year can apply. The award criteria will be the order of registration, and 3.400 value coupons will be distributed, it is reported HAKOM.last_img read more

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Brisbane clearance rate hits its highest level so far this spring

first_img17 Paris Avenue, Morningside, Brisbane sold at auction on Saturday. Picture: SuppliedInner city and middle ring homes dominated the list of sales over the weekend including 17 Paris Avenue, Morningside; 83 Park Avenue, Clayfield; 41 Whytecliffe Street, Albion; 42 Camp Street, Toowong; 106 Rockbourne Terrace, Paddington; 5 Farnham Street, Fig Tree Pocket; 9 Kiandra Street, Chapel Hill; 43 Tandoor Street, Morningside; 38 Meridian Street, Coorparoo; 79 Carinya Street, Indooroopilly; 44 Gaynor Road, Banyo; 29 Montrose Road, Taringa and 8 Telarah Street, Indooroopilly.The four bedder at 8 Telarah St sold for $1.165m on Saturday. It sits in a popular university zone within good reach of the University of Queensland. BRISBANE RIVERFRONT SOLD FOR $4.125M RECORD SALE FOR DRY BLOCK ART DECO APARTMENT BLOCK FOR SALE More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoAccording to CoreLogic “there were significantly fewer homes taken to auction across the combined capital cities this week”. Brisbane dropped from 181 total auctions last week to 169 this week, while the combined capitals saw 2,019 auctions – down from the year-to-date high of 3,713 achieved last week.The upcoming Melbourne Cup festivities and the previous week’s “busiest week for auctions ever recorded” led to a “notable decrease in volumes”, while Sydney volumes were steady even with clearance rates dropping. BRISBANE AUCTION STATISTICS: Clearance rate 53.5 per cent Total auctions 169CoreLogic auction results: 114Cleared auctions: 61Uncleared auctions: 53Clearance rate (last year) 50.0 per cent (Source: CoreLogic preliminary results week ending Nov. 5, 2017). FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX 17 Paris Avenue, Morningside, Brisbane was one of those successful at auction on Saturday. Picture: SuppliedBRISBANE’S clearance rate has lifted to its highest level this spring, with preliminary results showing 53.5 per cent of homes taken to auction this week sold under the hammer.It was only the fourth time in the past 10 weekends of spring that the Queensland capital has seen more than half the residential properties taken to auction go under contract. The clearance rate had hovered between 43.9 per cent and 51.5 per cent until then. The result was higher than the same time a year ago (50 per cent).Brisbane saw 169 homes taken to auction with CoreLogic recording preliminary auction results for 114 of them, 61 of which cleared.last_img read more

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