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35% of our readers regularly worry whether they can make ends meet: that came from Kek Mama’s Big Money Survey. Quite a big number and we understand that well in current times. That’s why these saving tips that fellow mothers gave in response to the survey: take advantage of it.

What are you doing to cut costs?

  • I limit driving as much as possible and jump on my bike more often
  • I check giveaway corners and free collect sites, sometimes I can use it, sometimes I fix it up and sell it for extra pocket money
  • No more luxury than pedicure and nails
  • I buy less fritters for the house

“I look at free download sites, sometimes I fix it up and sell it for extra pocket money”

  • We have a heat pump and solar panels
  • Finally quit smoking, healthier and save a lot of money
  • I only buy diapers on offer and then immediately a whole bulk
  • I cook twice as much, saves a day of electricity
  • We avoid the liquor store

“I cook twice as much, saves electricity for a day”

  • We make old-fashioned budgets for the various expenses
  • Instead of the central heating, the fireplace is turned on more often
  • We do our shopping at discounters and I check brochures
  • Pick up less food
  • I took a course to gain a better understanding of my finances

“Buy more second-hand clothes, children grow out of them so quickly”

  • Buy more second-hand clothes, children grow out of them so quickly
  • Bought seeds to grow fruit and vegetables yourself
  • More often on the knees for B brands at the bottom of the shelf
  • Allowing my baby to eat with the pot as much as possible
  • I make my own detergent, you can find the recipe on the internet

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What readers say about money

  • You can only spend money once
  • Money is not the most important thing in life, but you need it to live on
  • It is better to save in advance than to borrow afterwards
  • Money is available, but not a bottomless pit
  • Money doesn’t make happiness, but it does make it easier

“Spending money once means thinking twice”

  • Money must flow
  • Never spend your last dime
  • I tell my children that they should be financially independent when they grow up: be your own sugar daddy
  • Do your best at school = good job = good income
  • Wishes cost money, save for what you want most
  • Spending money once is thinking twice
  • Happiness and health cannot be bought, for the rest you really have to work yourself

“Spend your money on experiences, not stuff”

  • There are more important things in life than money
  • My mother always sighed that she didn’t have a money tree in the garden, 25 years later I tell my own children that money doesn’t grow on trees
  • You should enjoy what you have, but setting aside a little bit is wise
  • Spend your money on experiences, not stuff
  • Saving is earning

Curious about the results of Kek Mama’s Big Money Survey? You read everything here.

You can find more stories about money (such as Petra living with her family on donations) and a candid interview with Roos Reedijk from Buying without Watching in Kek Mama 01-2023. Available in stores from January 3.

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