6 Tips On How To Save Money While Working From Home

Are you working from home? Six winning strategies that can help you boost your saving account.

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Just by cooking one meal at home a week that you would normally buy from a restaurant, you could save $832 a year.

On average, you can save around $16 per meal by cooking at home, according to Wellio, a meal planning service. Just by cooking one meal at home a week that you would normally buy from a restaurant, you could save extra $832 a year. If you add that up with other benefits of cooking, such as stimulating your brain, eating healthier meals and reducing the impact on the environment, cooking at home deserves your attention!

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On average, a commuter spends between $2,000 and $5,000 per year on transportation costs.

As a remote worker, you’ll save on gas, even if there are still errands to run and road trips to take. The less you drive, the less wear and tear you add to your vehicle, and your maintenance cost will go down, too. The best part is that if you work from home full-time, you might also qualify for lower insurance rates. Commuting by car costs more than commuting by public transportation, and it might seem that public transit is the way to go. Even though it is significantly cheaper than driving and it will save you some money, working from home cuts the entire expense out of your budget.

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The average household spends over $150 per month on clothes and dry cleaning services.

Working in an office means you need work clothes, which could mean suits, ties, business casual outfits, or other professional apparel. It also means that you must have a different work-appropriate outfit for every day of the week, which costs more, and it almost certainly takes your creativity away. If you’re working from your home office, you might not need daily business attire, just a few pieces that you can mix and match in case you do need to go to the office. Another benefit is that your clothes will get less wear and tear, meaning that you most certainly won’t have to shop as often as when you work from an office daily. Not to mention, that you might be able to scratch dry cleaning services of your expense list completely. Sounds good, don’t you agree?

Outdoor workout spaces in parks or sports tracks are often completely free and open to the public.

I have to confess that I have been one of those gym-goers, signing up for gym memberships every year and convincing myself that that time would be different. As you might have guessed, it took only a few months until I lost interest in gym workouts, yet again, and wasted a significant amount of my money. My previous experience made me wonder if there was any better way to exercise cheap?

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