Tips To Help You Make Money, Save Money and Not Waste It #sponsored

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Ways to make Money and save money without wasting it

Considering money makes the world go round, it’s always a good idea to ensure we have as much of it as possible; for we wouldn’t want it to stop spinning. 😉 With this in mind, here are a few tips to ensure we make money, save money and don’t waste money!

Don’t Waste Money: Learn How To Say NO To Spoiled Children

It’s a sad, sad reality that many parents plunge themselves into debt because of the excessive demands of their spoiled children. While it is important that children are given materials needed to survive and thrive in this world, it is also important to understand whether what they’re asking for is actually needed. Take a pair of football boots for example. Even a child with exceptional football talent does not necessarily need the best shoes available on the market. Many kids need football shoes to play football, keep active, take up a hobby and socialize with friends; however, these shoes do not need to be the most expensive ones available.

Computer games and other technologies are perhaps the most expensive luxuries a child might want. It is very fair that they may have a computer game console with a few games. However, you do not need to buy him or her every single game under the sun!

Take Back Money: Tax Refunds

If you were to be told that thousands of British businesses lose out on tons of money each year due to a failure to understand that they’re eligible for a tax refund, would you believe me? Would you believe that thousands of businesses could be so naive? Well, that is indeed the reality, and there are several instances in which a business can be eligible for a tax refund, yet many businesses simply don’t check. Companies such as Rift can be used to discern whether you’re eligible for any tax refunds and help educate you on how the British tax refund system actually works.

Make Money: Guest Blogging Online

If you spend most of your time at home, due to looking after the kids or any other reason, guest blogging for companies online is a fantastic way to make a bit of money. Due to the importance of the internet in regards to marketing, advertising and business promotion, there is money to be made online. Guest blogging generally entails being paid by a business to write an article on somebody else’s blog. It is a fairly new industry and one that continues to rise.

There is therefore an overabundance of companies on the lookout for guest bloggers.

Don’t Waste Money: Always Shop Big @ Big Supermarkets

Considering Britain’s major supermarkets (such as Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco) boast the cheapest prices, it’s really just common sense that Britains should shop there, and to be fair most do. However, what most of us do not do is shop there periodically, buying everything we’ll need until our next visit with each visit. This leads to many running out of food and popping down to smaller, more local but more expensive shops in order to top up on household supplies. This costs money.

When you go shopping, make sure that you buy everything you need to buy, even if it means a hefty sum being deducted from your pockets. It will save you money in the long run.


About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. These are such great tips!! I totally agree with #1. I see too often children getting what they want and more than what they need as the parent’s way of “showering them with extra love”. I think these are great advice for every family to know, because financial debt is such a huge problem that people fall into all too easily and have the greatest trouble getting out of. This needs to be a mandatory class for everyone! 🙂


    PS- thanks so much for reading my guest post on Sandy’s site and your wonderful comment- you’re right, motherhood has allowed me to appreciate things that I truly took for granted before!

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂 Remember in a few years not to be the mom that spoils your kid rotten, lol! 😉

  2. Nancy Carr says

    How do we find out who wants a guest blogger? Great ideas. Thanks.

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      A lot of bloggers have it on their page. They might have something like “submit posts,” or “want to guest blog.”

  3. Good article. I hate it when parents spoil their kids. They generally think that everything should be handed to them.To me that’s not love. It’s teaching children to be spoiled brats.

  4. I would add, when you see something you want to buy, ask yourself, “Do I need it or do I want it”. This will stop you all the time LOL.

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      Definitely. Impulse shopping can get you into a lot of trouble. If I see something new that I want that I have never really thought of before, I try to just go home and think about it a few days. I figure, if it’s meant for me to have it, it will be there when I go back to purchase it. 🙂

  5. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I do agree with all your tips. You have to teach children the importance of money. A spoiled child does not become a nice adult. If you havethe space for it, buying in bulk is great.

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      Buying in bulk is definitely a money saver. We have a closet in our hall that we converted to a pantry that helps with that. 🙂

  6. Always helpful knowing more ways to save money!

  7. Love the tips! We do hand me downs a lot. I make sure my girls buy soccer cleats that can be passed on down to their brother. No pink cleats!