Shaping Up Your Spending

Posted on: May 10th, 2013 by Accurate Auto Body Repair No Comments

As you walk past that mirror in the morning, thoughts of reducing the waistline a bit often come to mind. It’s exciting to envision yourself in great shape. It’s even better (and sometimes easier!) to envision yourself in great financial shape. And there are simple steps you can take now to shape up your financial physique.

The first idea many people come up with is “Make more money!” That sounds nice, but most often for the short term, it’s more within our ability to cut expenses and get more for our money.

So let’s talk about shopping. It’d be impractical to think “I’ll just give up shopping completely.” Instead, engage in smarter, Hi-Tech Shopping.

You likely already use price-comparison websites such as and to research and compare prices online, whether for ordering online or to be more price-savvy when going out, but let’s step it up a notch:

Utilize Reward Apps:

There are smartphone apps that reward you when you shop. Some stores provide small bonuses just for entering the premises and others, including name-brand manufacturers, offer cash-back or money-off. Check your favorite merchants to see exactly what they offer, then download their free apps and put them to work for you.

Also, download the free RedLaser app to scan in barcodes while out shopping to see if your desired item is offered for less somewhere close by. You can either visit the other retailer or ask if the store you’re in will price-match. Now that sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

And speaking of those smartphones…are you getting the most for your money? There are so many choices that it can be tricky to find the best mobile phone and plan. But, CNET makes it easier by doing much of the legwork for you. They offer an informative Buying Guide and frequently-updated, quick comparisons of current mobile phones and deals.

Well, you get the idea… slimming down that spending profile in even small ways can truly make a difference in your financial physique, and in spite of the old adage “No pain, no gain,” it really doesn’t have to be all that painful. There are smart, and even fun ways to do it.

Got some great money-saving tips of your own? Contact us…all your friends at Accurate Auto Body shop in Aurora, CO want to shape up, too!

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