Dealing with the economic problems in the family

Dealing with the economic problems in the family

Nowadays, much more often because of the economic crisis, there are many families who are struggling to get to the end of the month. It is important, because of the crisis, to find solutions to save money in the family and in particular to overcome these difficult times. It is common sense that the family members should help each other mutually to face up this situation of economic hardship. In this guide we will see how to address the economic problems that may arise in the family.

Together you can make it through

Together you can make it through

For one thing, it is essential to look for savings. You could for example, when you go shopping, avoid going in big malls or at least buy some branded products that you like and do the rest of the expenditure in a discount store. In fact, these stores offer discount prices for their products far much lower compared to some hypermarkets that sell only branded products. It is good especially in winter to avoid the prolonged use of appliances such as electric heaters, for example, that consume a lot of energy. In the summer, you should severely limit the use of the air conditioning and other cooling electronic equipment.

Consider the option of buying a wood burning stove with stone shelf for cooking. In this way you will save a lot of money. Another thing to do is to create a real backyard within your garden in which to grow the vegetables that you love. You should also avoid the excessive use of the car for short trips, preferring to move with the public means of transportation, electric vehicles, on foot or by bicycle. Moreover, you could limit the use of your mobile phone/ smart phone, to reach a point when you are using it on necessary occasions. Instead, you can use your house phone to make calls, or even the Internet.

Avoid buying luxury gifts or very expensive ones for yourselves or your your friends. For example, if you are good at painting you can always make something for someone. To be honest, these kinds of presents are always better than the typical ones. By complying to a set of valid measures you may be able to cope effectively with many expenses and limit some others too.  Of course, in these times of crisis, managing to save anything in terms of money will give you a great financial advantage and the chance of managing your expenses and needs.

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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