6 Ways To Avoid The False Economy Trap

Being sensible with money is always the best way to take care of your finances. Usually, that means scouring the options for bargains and finding the best price possible. However, sometimes buying cheap is nothing but a false economy. Luckily, you avoid this trap by using the examples below.

Bike helmets

Pedal bike or motorbike helmets can literally save your life, so it’s always worth investing in the best that your budget can afford.

This means either doing some thorough research online or heading to your local bike shop for some advice. Indeed, buying from a local supplier is best because you will be able to try the helmet on and check that it fits and is comfortable too. You will also be able to benefit from the experience and advice of the specialist that works in the shop.

Lastly, when buying from a shop you can be sure that your helmet is made by a reputable supplier and that it is brand new. This is very important when it comes to safety because used helmets can have damage that isn’t visual, which compromises their integrity, something that means they will not work effectively if you do find yourself in an accident.

House paint

It’s easy to find plenty of reasonable priced paint for your next DIY job. Indeed, supermarkets and other stores even do their own lines of paint now. However, you may find that if you choose the cheaper paints on the market, the job of painting doesn’t go quite as well as you’d hoped. This is because cheaper paints don’t tend to be the same quality as the slightly more expensive ones. Therefore they can be a lot harder to work with, and it can feel almost impossible to get a smooth even finish.

Additionally, cheaper paints, are less likely to last a long time. This means you’ll need to repaint again soon, and so will end up spending more on paint anyway.

Any items that are designed to support you on a daily basis

The best examples of these are shoes and mattresses, although others include office chairs, sofas, and pillows. What all of these items have in common is that they are designed to offer long term daily support to parts of your body.

What that means is, that by choosing a cheaper option you will be reducing the quality of support that your body gets. Unfortunately, this can be disastrous over an extended length of time and not only lead to discomfort and pain, but also irreparable damage to the body.

To that end, safeguarding your health and wellbeing by choosing higher cost and quality supportive items is always worth the investment.

Legal advice

When it comes to staying on the right side of the law, the right advice is invaluable. Unless you are OK with some jail time, that is? Indeed, legal advice is never something that you should skrimp on because you will always want the best people on your team.

For example, if you are unfortunate enough to be arrested for a DUI, the impact that it could have on your life and family is massive. Not only could you end up incarcerated, but you could have your license revoked, and lose your career and income.

With that in mind, finding the best DUI Attorney irrespective of cost is well worth it in the long run. After all, they will do everything in their power to have your charges dismissed or reduced and so ensure minimal impact on your life and family.

Energy-efficient appliances

While you may find that appliances with a high energy-efficiency rating seem a little more expensive to buy than others, they can save you a great deal of money in the long term. This is because energy-efficient appliances are designed to use less power every time they are used. In turn, this will not only help you do your bit for the environment but will help keep the cost of your energy bill low too.

Grass seed

Refreshing your lawn for a bargain price with cheap grass seed can seem like a great idea. Until those seeds grow and you discover that very little of it is actually that nice green grass for your lawn, but mostly weeds instead!

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Yep, cheap grass seed is nearly always a false economy and is best avoided at all costs. You may even want to consider turf rolls instead which will provide you with a perfect green result much faster.

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