We’re all sick and tired of hearing people say that we should save more money. We all know we’re supposed to do it, but putting that into practice is a whole other challenge. Instead of being told we should save money, we need some guidance.
If you are still living paycheck to paycheck, check out these tips!
10 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Save Money:
If you live in a big city, or just somewhere with multiple places to shop, this tip could save you hundreds! Shopping around and comparing prices will shave some extra dollars off every grocery trip you take! Before heading out, compare prices at different stores before you hand over your cash.
Cancel Unused Subscriptions and Memberships
One of the best places to find hidden money is in subscriptions and memberships. Maybe signing up for a gym membership sounded like a good idea at the time, but if you don’t go, you’re wasting money!
When it comes to saving money, this one will help you save the most! If you need a new pair of jeans or a dress for a friend’s wedding, head to the thrift store and buy secondhand. You will be giving someone else’s trash a new life, and you’ll help the environment.
Host a Yard Sale
If you need a little boost in your savings, selling your clutter is a great place to start. Once you clear your house of clutter, you’ll have a cleaner home and a fatter wallet too!
Pack your Lunch
Eating out is expensive! It doesn’t take long for those fast food runs and take-out meals for lunch to add up quickly. Instead, pack yourself a lunch and bring it with you. You can still socialize with your coworkers without spending a ton of money.
Check Out Free Events
No matter your reason for saving, you don’t have to sit at home to save money. There are several free events in or near your city. Check Facebook or even your city’s website for free events near you.
If you are still getting sent paper bills, they probably cost you money! If you can, consider switching your bills to paperless! You’ll save the planet and even a few dollars on your bills too.
Carpool or Use Public Transportation
Carpooling or taking public transportation to work and events can save you tons of money! In addition to the wear and tear on your car, you’ll also be able to save some money on gas and on insurance (if you don’t have a car).
Buy Food in Bulk
Go through your recipes and see if there are any common ingredients. Are there certain things you are often buying? If the answer is yes, you can probably buy them in bulk for a lot less. Items like rice, pasta, and beans are much cheaper in bulk than in smaller packages. Just make sure whatever staples you buy will be eaten before they go bad.
Eat Less Meat
Meat is expensive and comes at a cost. Even if you went meatless just once a week, you’d be able to save $10 or more off your grocery bill. There are tons of delicious meat-free meals out there, and you’ll probably enjoy them just as much.
Do you have any money-saving tips that you swear by? Please share them below!