No Job? You Can Still Save Money and Make Ends Meet

Walking a TightropeIf you have recently lost your job, you are definitely not alone. Though the unemployment rate is slowly falling, it is still high enough to be fairly alarming. The worries you have when you are not working are very real worries, but thankfully there are some things you can do in order to still make ends meet. Here are some ideas that have worked well for others:

Reduce Your Bills

Impossible?  It isn’t. There are definitely things that you can do in order to reduce your bills. For instance, you can cut the cable cord. If you are like most families, that is at least $50 or $60 back into your pocket every month. Do you have credit cards or student loans? You may be able to get a reprieve on payments due to unemployment, just give them a call to ask. Energy bills can be reduced by only washing clothes in cold water, raise the temp that your air conditioner is set at and lower your water heater about 10 degrees.

Choose Fun and Free Entertainment

Even if you don’t have a job right now, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. There are plenty of free activities throughout Florida that can keep you busy. Take a hike with your family, see what programs your local library or community center is offering or go back to a simpler time where reading, puzzles, drawing and other pursuits were popular.

Save on Food and Clothing

You can also save on food costs by using coupons or shopping at a different store. There are many dollar stores, for instance, that sell the basics like condiments, snacks, cereal and more for dollars less than their name brand counterparts, which can really add up. When it comes to clothing, start shopping at secondhand stores or have a garage sale and get rid of the clothes you don’t want. Use the money to buy affordable new clothes or to pay other bills.

Finally, if you really want to make sure that you have the money you need, contact Embassy Loans for a car title loan. They are extremely easy to get, you don’t need good credit and best of all, you don’t need a job. Contact Embassy Loans today to see if you qualify for a car title loan in Florida.