So my partner and I have found ourselves in the situation where we're going to be moving house. Which is fantastic! But it's also brought up a fun reality: the act of saving money.
One of the easiest and most obvious ways to save money is through cooking, especially if you work in the city. Take a staple of Mark's diet, or at least one of his favourites: grilled chicken breast, with some roast vegetable. It's one of the healthiest things you can have, depending on how much olive oil the veg was roasted in. That sets you back $14, and that doesn't come with a drink.
You could buy a kilo of chicken breast for around $10, if not less. Spend the same amount on pumpkin, capsicum, carrots, whatever else you feel like, and that's enough for at least two or three meals for two people. It's more work, but it's also more money in your pocket.
Another reminder, courtesy of Lifehacker, is that foods that are just after their best before date are perfectly healthy (although they may lose some taste) to eat. Supermarkets will often have huge discounts on things leftover at the end of the day, and it's a good way to stock up on staples. Doing more shopping at places like Aldi help, too.
It also helps to cull down on all those subscriptions you have but might have forgotten about. Do you really need Spotify Premium? Are you using 10GB of mobile data a month (I don't, it's just an example) or could you cut back to 5GB? How much are you really spending on Steam games every month? How much is your coffee bill?
Anyway, these are all questions that I've been grappling with in the last 24 hours. What are your favourite methods and tricks for saving money?