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If You Do 10 Of These 13 Things You’re A Money-Saving Machine

Saving money is kinda my superpower.

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1. When someone suggests you meet at a pricey restaurant for a regular catch up, you have to hold back the eye roll.

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Why pay a premium for fancy food? Especially when street food is relatively cheap and extremely tasty. After all, the point is to enjoy the company.

2. You trawl the internet to find fashion bargains, and you're always on that coupon code hunt.

Being thrifty doesn't mean you can't be fashionable. It just means that you know the value of your clothes and how to get the clothes you want for less.

3. While people are quick to take a taxi or bus, you're happy walking short distances.

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Good for your wallet and your health. Seriously, why waste money on a ride?

4. You have zero problems waiting until something goes on offer.

Being impulsive comes with a premium. Quality clothes and goods cost as much as cheaper labels if you have the patience to wait until they go on offer.
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Being impulsive comes with a premium. Quality clothes and goods cost as much as cheaper labels if you have the patience to wait until they go on offer.

5. And your local charity shop practically knows you by name.

An actual vintage piece of furniture > a brand-new piece of furniture manufactured to look vintage.
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An actual vintage piece of furniture > a brand-new piece of furniture manufactured to look vintage.

6. Before buying something new, you're always searching for a slightly used option online.

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Why buy new when you can buy NWOT for less? It's call NEW without tags for a reason.

7. You're always coming up with ingenious upcycling projects.

Thanks to all the good things you find at car boot sales (and btw you basically have a degree in bartering by now).
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Thanks to all the good things you find at car boot sales (and btw you basically have a degree in bartering by now).

8. And you make this face when your friends see your latest DIY and say, "That's so cute! How much did you pay for it?"

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Guess what: I didn't.

9. You track your finances pretty meticulously.

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10. And you can't help but silently judge your friends who seem so wasteful with money.

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Are you secretly royalty or are you just clueless?

11. Not to mention the friend who wants to celebrate their birthday for an entire week.

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You're not the queen, mate. You get one day.

12. Perhaps the world's best feeling is watching your savings grow thanks to your savvy.

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13. Especially when you plan to spend those savings on something really awesome, like an actual house or a dream vacation.

TAKING A YEAR OFF TO TRAVEL ANYONE?!
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TAKING A YEAR OFF TO TRAVEL ANYONE?!

Did you know that you don’t have to pay for great TV? With Freeview Play you get catch-up and on-demand content plus live TV with no monthly fees. Sounds like a money-saving win.