Money is easy to spend and hard to save. But there are a few things you can do to help you save money. I am going to share a few tips that could help you make small changes that can amount to a significant reduction in spending. If you are consistent with it and do it over a long period, it could even help you save thousands of dollars!
If you like shopping, try thinking of alternatives. For example, if you are a book lover and you regularly
buy books, consider getting your books from a library or a used book store. This can greatly reduce your
spending. Like buying a variety of clothes? Go the thrift store route!
Temptations are everywhere. You cannot eliminate all sources of temptations but you can unsubscribe from store mailing lists. Getting emails about the amazing discounts might tempt you into purchases you may not have otherwise made. This is how they get you!
Eating out, it costs money!
We all know eating out costs more (usually) than eating in. However, you can make small changes that
could reduce your spending. You could chose not to buy drinks when eating out, as they cost much more
than if you had it at home. You could also reduce the frequency at which you do go out to eat. These are
costs that quickly add up.
Planning and packing
Planning your meals and making a grocery list will help you restrict unnecessary purchases. This planning
can also help you pack a good healthy lunch and snacks to go along with it, so that you don’t need to eat
out when away from your home.
Energy saving and money saving!
Being knowledgeable of the electricity you use will not only help reduce energy consumption but also
your energy bill that goes along with it! Things like turning off the lights and using a slow or pressure
cooker instead of the oven can go a long way.
Bottle water, coffee and bottled beverages can cost a lot more if you are buying them on the go.
Bringing a bottle from home or preparing your coffee at home before you leave will save you a few
bucks in your day. Apply that savings over a year and you’ve just saved hundreds of dollars!
These are just a few tips that could help you reduce your spending and hopefully even save some money.