A MONEY-SAVING mum has revealed her top tips that could help you pay off debt and even make some extra cash.
Megan Micklewright has become something of an internet sensation as a savvy shopper – and now she’s offering a helping hand to her fellow parents as the cost of living crisis deepens.
After her maternity leave, the mother decided to create an Instagram page, @thesavvyspenderofficialwhere she shares her best tips for saving and making money.
She has since gained more than 40,000 followers on the platform and earlier this year, Megan was even named The Savvy Spender, the 2023 online financial influencer of the year.
The rising social media star is so good at it that she has worked with major brands such as investment firm BlackRock and met Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the invitation of 10 Downing Street.
According to the genius, the secret to saving money is making it a habit, not how much you have accumulated.
“Saving small but often is just as important as saving large amounts.” You can start saving with as little as possible, as long as you start!”
Another tip, she added in the chat, was shopping – Megan urged not to pay the “first price you see.”
Maybe that beauty find you so desperately want is on sale elsewhere? Or can you grab a cheaper duplicate at stores like Aldi and Lidl?
Megan also recommended looking into cashback, praising the number of apps that give you money back on items you buy anyway, such as groceries, fuel and insurance.
The wise mum continued: “Since the cost of living crisis began, I have noticed a greater influx of inquiries and questions I receive about saving money and making ends meet on small amounts of money, particularly around food purchases and energy prices .”
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“It’s really sad that the economy is doing so badly, but I hope things will change and I’m so glad that my tips and tricks will help more people make money, save money and you To be able to make better use of money!” “
Some of her latest videos include a cleaning hack that will help you remove stubborn stains from your laundry while staying on top of your finances.
In another recent post, Megan was talking about gift giving when a follower shared her scenario with two boys in her family.
She wrote: “I personally see no problem with re-gifting it. It’s the best way to actually use an item when the original person isn’t using it.”
“On the other hand, I would probably be a little upset if I realized or noticed that a gift I bought was given to someone, so that’s a tricky thing!”
“We definitely have to make sure the original donor doesn’t find out and everything is fine.”