When you're looking to improve your financial situation, the best place to start is by trying to save money. Unfortunately saving is never the most exciting prospect, but there are ways to make it more appealing. For instance, wouldn't you be more apt to try to save money if you knew you were helping the environment at the same time?
We have good news for you: going green is one of the best ways to save money.
Today we're going to give you some of the best tips to save money and help the environment!
1. Think about your water use. This can be something as small as a leaky faucet or showers that are too long to something as big as switching to a rainwater tank. Hot water use can be incredibly costly and wasting water is also terrible for the environment. Take the time to assess your water use today. If you have any leaky faucets throughout the house go ahead and fix them. Consider getting a diversion switch (starts at approx. $150) which sends grey water from sinks and showers to the tap outside for use in the garden. This could reduce your water usage by up to 50%! Talk about a great way to save money.
2. Consider solar panels. Sure, this isn't a 'quick fix' but it can be well worth it for your wallet in the long run. Australia is known for having some of the highest electricity bills and also some of the world's longest sunlight hours. Why waste money on electricity when you can save money by taking advantage of the sunlight? It's well worth it in the long run! If you're unsure how you can afford to convert to solar energy contact one of our Finance Specialists here today!
3. Garden. Gardening is a great way to save money on your weekly grocery bill and also do your part by limiting the need for environmentally harmful transportation measures typically utilised by other growers. Eat your own fresh produce and both your family and your wallet will be grateful! Additionally, while we're on the topic of planting, you may want to consider planting deciduous trees to shade your windows in summer. They'll also drop their foliage in winter and allow sunlight to stream in when you're in need of the warmth!
Looking for more ways to save money? We are frequently updating our blog with some of the best tips and tricks to help improve your finances. Check it our here to learn more. Have specific questions that you'd like answered? We're here for you! Just contact us and we'll be glad to assist.