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Staying safe while saving money

Money saving tips for the MCO

Cultivate healthy money habits that will help you save money throughout the MCO and beyond.

The lockdown has left many of us pondering about the future. With that being said, it is a scary time for some of us to be spending. While it is important to be prudent, it’s just as important to not jump into a financial strap-up as it is still important to allow yourself some indulgences once in a while. Take this time to understand your learning habits and make changes that will surely benefit you in the long run.

Learn to cook

If you don’t already know how to cook, now is the best time to learn. Preparing your own meals can save you hundreds of ringgit each month. There are also plenty of guides and recipes you can find on YouTube and the internet, so there’s really no excuse.

Plan your groceries

Now that you know that you’re likely to be spending more time preparing your own meals, be wise about the way you shop for groceries. Think about items you can buy in bulk, or ingredients that can be used in a variety of ways. Avoid junk food as it is not likely to satisfy your hunger.

Monitor your spending

Staying at home can cause you to shop online a lot. While this is the safer option, online shopping can be addictive and may cause you to spend impulsively. If possible, think about what items you truly need before tapping on those shopping apps.