Living frugally doesn’t mean you have to suffer. The tips listed here are meant to increase your savings in ways that don’t impact your quality of life. If anything, they add to it.
Here are a few strategies to help you save more money every day.
Whether you’re saving for the holidays, a vacation or to build up your bank account, try these simple money saving hacks.
The average American family spends about $330 a month on groceries. If you’re spending more than that, a few simple tweaks to your shopping trip can significantly bring down your monthly grocery spending.
First off, check for coupons at your local grocery store. You can look online at the Simple Dollar Coupon Finder to find several daily coupons on grocery items, or check your mail or daily newspaper. When items are on sale, buy them in bulk to save money in the long run.
Next, make a list based on your coupons and weekly ads. Stick to your grocery list while in the store. The list will save you money from buying unnecessary items and time from making decisions in the store.
The Internet makes shopping much more convenient – too convenient. Now your favorite e-commerce websites can store your credit card information, make suggestions on what to buy, and ship items to you in no time. It’s no wonder we’re looking for more ways to save money!
Fight against it by making it harder for yourself to buy things online. Removeyour credit card numbers from your online accounts so you have to manually enter them whenever you wanted to make a purchase. This way, you at least are forced to think about it a little bit longer rather than clicking “Buy Now” and being done with it.
It doesn’t have to cost money to have fun. There are tons of things you can do for free.
Make a list of hobbies you’ve always wanted to try. Look on a site like Meetup.com to see if there are any free events based on those hobbies in your location. Browse the Internet for free classes on a hobby, whether online or in-person.
A little planning ahead can save you money every day and probably make you healthier. Going out for lunch or ordering takeout can add up day after day.
It’s simple – when making dinner, make enough so that you have leftovers for the next day. After cleaning up from dinner, pack your leftovers so you have lunch ready to go.
This hack can really add up over time. Every time you come across either a $1 or $5 bill – whichever you choose – in your wallet, put it aside in a savings envelope. This simple trick helped a college professor save almost $40,000 over 13 years!
Implement these money saving hacks into your life to easily save money. With these extra savings, you can pay off debts faster or plan the trip of a lifetime!
Now that you’re saving money quickly and easily, learn how you can resolve your debt!