4 hacks to help you save while still living your best life
According to ING’s 2022 Sense of Us report almost 95% of Australians have goals, with the top goal being saving money followed by spending time with friends. So here are some handy hacks to grow your savings while still being able to afford your best life.
Get familiar with budget-friendly
From finding where your local happy hours are to getting a group of friends together for free pub trivia, it’s easy to get friendly while being budget-friendly.
A fun-filled life doesn’t have to be about going out all the time either.
Other budget-friendly ways to entertain could include hosting a games night with friends or enjoying a weekend picnic in the park when the weather’s warm.
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Set up a smart savings account
Unlike transaction accounts, a dedicated savings account is specially designed to help you save faster by offering a higher interest rate.
It pays to do your homework, as not all accounts offer the same rates or flexibility.
For instance, with ING’s Savings Maximiser you not only earn a competitive standard rate but could earn ING’s highest available variable rate when you hold an Orange Everyday and meet the monthly eligibility criteria. Terms and conditions apply, more details can be found here.
Better yet, there are no monthly fees, no minimum balance requirements and no restrictions on accessing your money.
Create dedicated savings-spending buckets
Another helpful hack is to divvy up your money between different, dedicated accounts so you know exactly what you have available to save or spend.
For instance, with Savings Maximiser you can have up to 9 accounts and name them what you like so you know what they’re for – Holiday Fund, New Fridge, Mum’s Bday – you name it…literally!
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The 2022 Sense of Us report is a survey conducted online in March 2022 by YouGov on behalf of ING and sampled the financial, lifestyle and behavioural habits of 2,342 Australians aged 18 years and older. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all Australian adults (aged 18+).
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