Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Aside from that, its beauty is beyond five hundred word essay. It’s also a vacation destination for most people of the elite population. However, budgeting when living can be a pain in the neck but do not fret: these are the 20 ways to save money in Singapore.
1. Have an automated bank savings account
If you’re fond of withdrawing cash from your ATM for no reason, then the best option is let the bank deduct certain amount to your saving accounts. Anytime your salary is deposited to the bank, your savings is updated.
2. Eat cheaply but healthy
You don’t need to spend beyond $5 in just a meal. You have to choose a place where it offers the best service. The cheapest but delicious food in Singapore are at Hawker Centre. For instance, you can be offered a $1.4 breakfast set. You get to save huge sum amount of money at the end of the month yet you have eaten like a king. You don’t need to strain your pocket too much to take a meal instead of saving it.
3. Be punctual in the morning to Catch Up the MRT free Ride
As the saying goes, early bird catches the worm, this is absolutely true. If you practice waking up early, you will be privilege to be ridden for free by the MRT riders headed to the city. As long as their cars catches you in their designated stations at around 7:45 am in the morning. You’ll save more than you can if you wake up early in the morning. They offer discounts (50%) also if you miss their timings.
4. Buy only when you have to
You often find yourself buying something that is not in your budget plan, you ought to stick to your plan and buy only what is necessary to you. Don’t buy something because your neighbor bought it. You’ll save dollars of money by making your budget clear and simple.
5. Plan for your Groceries
Buying groceries every day is hectic and time consuming. You can imagine how you usually go buy groceries daily. At times you may end up spending more than you had plan, thus purchasing them in stock can save you lots of dollars.
6. Avoid saving your credit Info Online
It’s obvious that when you expose your credit card details on shopping sites, you may end up making impulse purchases. You should avoid the auto fill mechanism and sort to go for the manual entry.
7. Have a smart plan on your expenses
Do you wake up in the morning without a plan? You need to plan any of your penny you wish to spend. Saving should be your main priority rather than spending. Make your savings and expense plan be simple, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time bound.
8. Give yourself a saving Target
Of course, if you plan to make a handsome savings, you need to give yourself an attainable target. It will act as a motivation to your target.
9. Save even when paying out debts (don’t pile debts)
Don’t let debts discourages you to saving. Make a plan on how you will clear your debts. Ensure there is a systematic flow between your savings and payment of existing debts. Not at all should let debt prevent you from making your savings.
10. Take advantage of the free park and avoid environments that may encourage you to buy unnecessary items
You can easily take advantage of Singapore’s best recreational Centre and parks without paying even a single penny. Changi Airport for instance, is not only meant for travelers but also for non-travelers who wish to hang and have a nice time. It offers some of the exclusive services like free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour food court.
11. Implement 20-50-30 principle
I am sure you have heard about 20-50-30 principles, but if you intend to save money even more in Singapore then you better put into action.20% as the minimum of your income should go to your savings, 50% be used on your groceries and utilities, and a 30% maximum used for miscellaneous usages. For instance, a fancy wear.
12. Make your car as an advertising decal
Do you own a car and you are troubled or way it can generate income? Okay, then I will let you know. I don’t mean making your car an Uber/Grab driver. You rather turn your car as an advertisement decal. Companies like Movo, can take charge of your car and you can be paid up to $300 per month by just making advert deco on your car.
13. Use clothes rental services instead of buying new
At one point in your-time, you may need to dress to certain occasion. It’s much expensive to go get a designer wear for just one occasion. You can rent the cloths for the occasion for just less than $130 for a month. You will end up making huge savings out of the creative idea.
14. Prioritize your needs
What is it that prevents you from saving? If there is need that you think you have to acquire to motivate you to save then you need to acquire. Prioritize your requirements. The least priority items should come last after sufficient savings has been made. Sometime if you are in need of personal loan, you might end up turning to banks and even licensed money lender.
15. Sell unused clothes on Refash
Did you know you can make money by selling those clothes that you no longer wear? Refash buy all clothes at a worthy price. You will have made the biggest choice by making money out of unused cloths.
16. Go for functionality rather aesthetic
Make savings by going for functionality of item rather than its look and aesthetic value. If you are acquiring a second-hand item and it provide services that it should, then don’t let your muscles strain because you need to make savings first.
17. Take advantage of the free classes there at sport hub
Do you spent lots of money going for sports in Singapore? Be economical and save by going to Singapore Sports Hub for free. They offer the best services and you will be fit without straining your pocket at all.
18. Adopt option instead of buying a pet
Purchasing a pet is expensive in Singapore. Adopt a pet and you will have save life and money. No need of spending money for something that you could have acquired for free.
19. Buy second-hand stuffs
Change your mode of purchasing stuffs. If you can be offered a second-hand item at a lower price, then you need to grab without hesitation. With application like Carousell, you will be able to save much by purchasing an item you desire at an affordable price.