Money has become something that is important in our day to day lives. We run after money to meet not just our day to day needs but also to make our life dreams a success. A man or woman these days is measured for their success through how much money they have. If one possess money there is just about nothing they can’t get (or so many people think) by hook or by crook. Money is no longer something we earn so that we can live, but it has become the reason why we live. Every parent wants their child to grow up to be a rich and successful individual and their whole lives from the day they are born is geared towards it. I am not saying that this is wrong, but all I am saying is that money should not be the priority of our lives.

But the thing is this, sometimes what we earn is not enough for our survival and we barely manage to make it in to the next month for our next pay check. We all can relate to this right? It’s not like we spend on luxuries and then get bankrupt on that month till the next pay check. No, some of us work really hard and forego many things in order to keep it going. But whatever we seem to doing we don’t seem to have enough. The cost of living is just too much.

There are little things that we can do about this and make our cost of living manageable. For an example cut down on the wastage. You will say that you do not waste but truth be told we all waste money unknowingly. For an example take the most obvious wastages of our money, the utility bills. Try saving electricity and water bills. Close the tap while you are brushing your teeth, don’t leave the lights on after you leave the room, switch off the TV and ceiling fans if no one is watching or using it, switch to energy saving light bulbs etc.

Then sit down and think of ways you can make money and things you are good at doing. Let me give you a good example. If you are a housewife and you badly need money to maybe replace the cabinets or get new counters for your kitchen you don’t have to wait till your husband’s next pay check. You can simply organize a garage sale at your own home and selling second hand items. You can even advertise your garage or yard sale through which is actually hassle free!

If you don’t think you are a wiz at handling the new tech don’t you worry? All you have to do is click on the web browser icon (can be internet explorer, Firefox, Google chrome etc. depending on the type of web browser installed and once the window opens you can simply type in garage sales in Melbourne this weekend (specify the dates or places) on the blank bar and click search.

You will get a lot of options and sites that offers such sales and advertises them.