Concerts in the Philippines have piled up recently, and more are coming! If you are a fan who has little no to savings, it must be heartbreaking to see your favorite artist coming and have no chance to see them. Having a job and doing side hustles are a no-brainer, but what are other little ways you can save money to increase the chances of attending future concerts?
Planning on going to a concert? Here are money-saving tips!
Make saving a priority
Saving isn’t supposed to be stressful, and it definitely doesn’t have to put a suffocating limit on your expenses. Prioritizing saving can mean bringing lunch to school or work instead of eating out.
Not only does it save you actual money but also ensures you don’t waste food and leave them to expire—which would end up costing you even more money replacing groceries you didn’t even take full benefit from.
Saving can also mean walking short distances home instead of spending it on fare. Why rush when you’re going home anyway? Just remember, every penny counts. Making something a priority means making sure it’s attended to at all times. It means that whenever you handle money, the first thing you think of is optimizing it.
Set a mindset
Set a mindset that buying something means lessening the chances of attending the concert you want. Of course, I don’t mean that you starve and deprive yourself of the things you need. It’s about having the discipline to separate wants and needs. Whenever you think about buying a want, take the time to think about whether it is worth buying in exchange for a concert ticket.
Control your spending
There are many ways to control your spending. Maybe try not to window shop online when you know you have no self-control. You can also use the envelope budgeting method to make sure that you don’t overspend. While you’re at it, add a concert ticket envelope! That way, you have an idea of how much money you’re saving for it. At the end of the day, it all boils down to self-discipline.
Are you aiming to go to any concerts in the future? Which money-saving tip would you try?
Angela writes as a form of expression and comfort. Creative nonfiction is a favorite as she loves putting inexpressible human feelings and experiences into words. Although dreaming to be a novelist, she is on a journey of exploring other writing careers. Leisure for Angela means a good few minutes of pondering and staring at the ceiling with earphones in.