5 Ways Technology Can Help You Save Money

Technology doesn’t just make our lives easier; it can actually save us money.  A lot of people don’t realize just how many ways that technology can save them money on a daily basis.

Whether it’s at work, at the store, or even calling a friend.  Here are some of the most practical ways that technology can save you money.

Improved Workflow

Although computers aren’t completely foolproof, it makes our lives easier overall.  We may find ourselves in the middle of a critical project when our computer restarts suddenly, which can be incredibly frustrating.  However, despite these occasional irritations, working on a computer is much faster than doing things the old fashioned way.

Once upon a time, people had to spend hours writing things by hand or typewriter.  Communication with other team members wasn’t as easy as sending an email. By being able to transfer information quickly, a considerable amount of time and money is saved.

Depending on the task, computers can cut work time down by as much as a fraction.  As a result, employees can spend their time working on more valuable projects.

No More Long Distance Phone Rates

Technology makes it possible to communicate with anyone anywhere in the world for free with a wifi connection.

Rather than having to pay high long distance rates, people can simply send a message or even video chat for as long as they want.  This doesn’t just save money for businesses, but also families and friends who want to keep in touch with their loved ones who may not always be near.

Less Energy Consumption

Energy conscious lightbulbs are a great way to get the same amount of lighting as a traditional bulb for a fraction of the cost.  They also have low energy consuming appliances too, which can help save you big bucks on your electricity bill over time.

Online Shopping

Buying something the traditional way involves getting your car, which requires gas, and sometimes paying for parking.  However, online shopping saves you time, gas, and parking fees by eliminating the need to go anywhere at all.

Music Streaming

Once upon a time if you wanted to hear a new album, you’d have to buy it yourself at a music store. However, now, music streaming makes it possible to listen to whatever music you want whenever you want.  The average cost of a music streaming service costs about $10 a month.

Therefore, when you compare this with the cost of paying for each new album, which usually costs about $20 on average, the savings are obvious.

Movie Streaming

Much like music streaming, movie streaming sites make it possible to see thousands of television shows and movies without having to buy each individually.

Not only are streaming sites cheaper than buying the films outright, but you also no longer require cable television.

Janine

Janine is a business savvy, eco-friendly blogger who loves nothing more than campaigning for a world with clean energy and responsible eco-tourism. She lives in Truro with her two pups and long suffering husband.
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