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More for Your Money

Not cheap as in the quality of the item but cheap as the price of the item. In today’s world, most people want to get the most out of their money and it is by the actions people take, this theory is proven countless times. Call it whatever you want; sales, coupons, discounts, rebates; they are all designed for the consumer to save money because businesses know that people want a good deal when it comes to something that is directly related to a person’s standard of living is involved

Proof for this is when a big anticipated sale occurs such as the Black Friday people will go drastic measures to get the best deal for their money. They will wait in line the day before and even go as far as to having their Thanksgiving meal while waiting in line of the larger more popular retail stores. Another proof for this is the coupons that come with your mail everyday. Thousands of pounds of paper are used daily to print coupons and list sales of items from various businesses.

Sales are marketing gimmick for companies to have a consumer believe contradicting statements such as the “Buy more, spend less” slogan to have a consumer buy more of their products. But how this really works is that when you buy one item every consecutive item is cheaper than the previous purchase. However if you think about this logically the consumer is actually spending a lot more money than the consumer may have originally have spent if there was no sale.

Another marketing gimmick for companies for consumers to buy their products is through coupons. Be it the ones you get in your mail or from the ones form the internet, they both give you a discount or some kind of service as long as you meet the conditions of what is required for you to receive the discount. How this is still profitable for businesses is that it may give a discount but going to that store to just buy that item is usually unlikely so the consumer may buy other products as well. But for items that are extremely expensive, using a coupon to buy just one item but because of how expensive the item originally was, cutting the price by one hundred to even one thousand dollars can still mean a profit for the business.

A third marketing gimmick that businesses use is rebates. Two of the most common types of rebates are the in-store rebate and the mail-in rebate. The in-store rebate is usually done by giving the customer in advanced a certain amount of store credit so the customer buys the item at a reduced price. How a mail-in rebate works is that the consumer buys the item at full price but mails a copy of the receipt, a copy of the UPC barcode, and a filled rebate form to the specified location provided by the store to receive a check for however much the rebate is for.

Improving how to spend your money


Money may not be with you all throughout the year. There are downs and ups when we talk about the financial resources and income of an individual or family. In dealing with financial difficulties, there is a need to have budgeting techniques as early as possible. There is a need for us on how to master the art of stretching the capacity of our available money.

It is but normal to commit errors especially when you are not yet used to doing things your job calls for you to. But, do not make those mistakes that you would surely regret in the long run. As soon as you could, you have to develop a great way of managing to budget your money. There are some tips you could remind yourself of. These would be points you could use in making or establishing good means to improve the way you budget your money.

  • Make a list of your unwanted budgeting habits. This includes all those you think of being not useful or helpful for you and your financial needs and financial security.
  • You plan on what to do in order to tae the first steps in changing your old habits or acts in which they made your budget method a failure.
  • Manage your income and the amount of money you spend by preparing a sort of tally sheet of such information.
  • Prepare your spend plan. This must include your foreseen expenditures.
  • Collect receipts and note bigger amount spent
  • Limit spending by looking for some alternatives to it
  • As much as possible do not uses much credit card or checks.

Those above-mentioned points are really a great reminder for you. If followed, you would clearly see the improvement in your budget techniques. It would surely result to better financial management capacities for you.

When this is achieved, you would definitely live a more satisfactory life. The right way of how you budget what you need as a winning one in the field of financing one’s self.