Now, you know us: we’re very rarely going to advocate spending money when there’s an alternative to be had. There are some things, however, that you really shouldn’t be trying to save money on. From healthcare to the big things, there are some instances where you shouldn’t be ‘penny wise, pound foolish’, as we British would say. Take a look at our list and avoid doing yourself more harm than good.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re not about to start suggesting that you fork out big money for the latest trendy haircut. But unless you’ve put the time into learning how to give yourself a buzzcut or have a talented friend or family member who is on hand to give you a trim, it’s worth splashing out to get a cut from a professional. Why? Besides from looking like a regular member of society, haircuts can also be really affordable, especially in densely populated areas.
In this age of cheap clothing, it is tempting to find the cheapest item of clothing when you’re looking for a replacement, but don’t be so hasty – they can end up costing you more money in the long. Everyday items, such as shoes or a winter coat, should be thought of as an investment. It’s possible to buy £60 shoes that will last years; it’s also possible to buy £20 shoes that will last just a few months. Buy smart!
Your House Move
You can quickly incur a lot of costs when you’re moving home. Some of these can be avoided, but the majority cannot. Doing so can paperwork and the legal framework more complex. You could also cause yourself serious image and do thousands of dollars’ worth of damage if you moved all your belongings yourself. Herts & Essex Removals & Storage Ltd offer a stress free service at an affordable rate – let them take care of it and get back to planning where your belongings will live in your new home.
Visit any insurance comparison website and you’ll find some companies offering coverage at a rate that is too good to be true. The only problem is, it probably is. Always ensure you look at the fine print of any insurance policy to find out exactly what is included and what isn’t. Buying a cheap policy or not buying a policy at all will save you money right now, but you might find that it costs you much, much more when you actually have to use it and learn that it doesn’t cover what you thought it did, or the excess is wildly expensive.
Car Repairs and Service
This should be an obvious one, but there are plenty of people who try to cut corners and save some money rather than get their vehicle properly serviced or repaired. Mechanics can be expensive, so you’ll need to do your homework and call around a few for quotes before you commit to working with one, but make no mistake: you definitely want to have a car that works as safely and smoothly as possible.