Stick to a budget
When you’re living on a fixed income, it might be useful (if not essential) to consider a budget that you can stick to. Don’t forget to add your bills, housing costs, Medicare premiums, taxes, and food as well as other costs such as entertainment.
Another useful thing would be to put some money aside for emergencies, that way, if something unforeseen happens, it won’t affect the money you rely on for your daily expenses.
It’s ok to be frugal
If you think being frugal is easy, think again. As a matter of fact, being a frugal shopper takes plenty of time and research.
However, as a retiree, you can use your newfound free time to search for bargains, compare prices and negotiate for better deals. Consider doing some of the things you used to pay others to do, such as gardening. Also, don’t forget that there are all sorts of perks and discounts you can benefit from, so ask for senior discounts, even if it’s not clearly advertised.