One man’s guide to saving thousands of euro after cuts
The Irish Examiner
Friday October 18th, 2013
JUST like most Irish citizens, James O’Donovan felt the pinch when the recession struck.
Since then, a succession of austerity budgets along with salary cuts cost him dear. He responded by tackling austerity head on — identifying ways to combat it — and has so far managed to save his family thousands of euro a year.
I also use www.SayNoTo1890.com to avoid dialling 1890 numbers.
“I dial the local equivalent to avoid fees as these are not part of free local/national calls. Most 1890 numbers have a local national equivalent.”
He estimates annual savings of at least €75.
So as you can see, with some simple smart spending tips, taking the four budget cuts above, you can more than cancel the impact of Budget 2014. You can even gain substantially if you can afford to do some home improvements or venture into property investment.