Short On Cash? Here’s Some Options To Consider

Short On Cash? Here's Some Options To Consider

Things can happen when we least expect it. One of those things can be our outgoings. The car breaks down, or we have a bigger bill than we were expecting. This means it can leave us short on cash for the rest of the month before our next payday is due. But don’t get too stressed about the situation. All you need to do is look at your finances, the ones you can control, and make a few changes to give your disposable income a little boost. So here are some of the options you can consider if you are short on cash.

Look at reducing your food shopping bill

Our food shopping bill can be the one thing that eats into our disposable income the most. We can sometimes get negligent on what we buy and be lazy with our shopping habits. However, this is the one area you can change easily and quickly. The first thing you could do to reduce the amount you spend is by planning your meals for the week ahead and only buying what you need. Another way would be to use the internet to hunt out the best deals and go to different stores for the items you need to buy. This will overall save you a fair bit of money and free up a bit of extra cash for the week.

Go through your home and declutter

Sometimes extra cash is just hidden in our home in the way of unwanted or unused things. So have a big clear out and make use of websites like eBay. They can be great to drum up some extra cash and in the process, you have a good spring clean. It is a win win situation. Another way would be to host a garage sale or speak to local shops who might buy certain goods. Pawn brokers will be an excellent place to consider if you have a lot of jewelry you no longer wish to keep.

Consider using more coupons or discount codes

Coupons and discount codes are one of the ways you can save some money meaning you have more cash in your pocket. They work for things like food shopping and necessities. But they can also be used for meals out and days out with the family. If those things are already booked in the coupon will bring the overall cost down for you.

Consolidate your debt to reduce monthly payments

Finally, consider consolidating your debt into one monthly payment. This will help reduce your overall outgoings and provide you with some extra cash for other things. You will save money in the long run as you will be paying interest on just the one lump sum rather than paying out several different payments.

I hope this helps you if you need some extra cash in the future.


Anum Yoon is the founder and editor of Current on Currency. She loves all things personal finance, which is why you'll find her work all over the PF blogosphere.

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