While you are preparing to make some huge financial goals for your future you will probably be on the lookout to save some money. And perhaps even get some stuff for free. I mean if it’s going then why not? And there is plenty of free stuff that is available to us. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy life on a small budget.

 

Books

If you love reading but can’t afford to buy new books then don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to get free books and still indulge in your favourite pastime. If you like reading physical books then you can pop down to your local library and check out some free books. Or you can download apps such as Overdrive or Libby and borrow books on your tablet. Amazon offers some free books through Kindle. You can also take out a free trial of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited and read tons of free books for a month. Audible offers a free trial also if you prefer listening to audiobooks. Just remember to cancel if you don’t want to continue paying for the membership.

 

 

Movies

Again an Amazon Prime trial will provide lots of free movies for you to enjoy. Same with NowTV and Netflix. Rakuten offers a selection of free movies that you can watch without signing up for a free trial as they are provided with advertisements.

 

Accommodation

If you are really looking to cut back on your expenses then you may want to eradicate your biggest payment. If staying with your folks is not an option and you prefer not to start a mass brawl then you may have to get creative. If you have flexible work arrangements think about volunteer arrangements that offer free accommodation or look into house sitting.

 

Food

Download the app Shopmium as there are sometimes offers on there for free food. You just need to purchase the item and upload your receipt and they pay you the cashback shortly after. You can also sign up to mystery shopping companies to get free food. There are often assignments to well-known eating establishments and you just need to provide feedback in the form of a report and you get to eat for free.

 

Learning

With the age of the internet, there’s ample opportunity to learn pretty much anything for free via Youtube and good old Google. You can also get free courses with Alison and Udemy have some free options. These free sources of information can be invaluable if you are looking to set up a business or learn a new skill.