If you are looking to save some money, whether it’s for a large purchase like a car or a house, a major event like a wedding or birth of a child, or just because you want to, there are a lot of very-easy-barely-any-frills ways you can go about it.
1. Brown Bag It
Calculate how much you spend on buying lunch a week. A lot more than seems necessary, right? Would you be using $15 worth of food that you brought from home? Probably not. Bring your own lunch whenever you can; you’ll have much more in your wallet at the end of the workweek.
2. Be the Host
Sure, a night out is a lot of fun every once in a while. But doing it a lot can get very expensive. Invite friends and family over to your place for socialization and save a bunch of drinks and apps. Planning out assignments to help mitigate overall costs can really go a long way to saving money in the long run.
3. Cancel Subscriptions
Do you really need all those streaming services? What about those subscription boxes? They may seem like little things, but those monthly charges add up. Go through yours and get rid of the ones you don’t need. You can easily filter your online banking account by subscriptions to track down where to go to unsubscribe.
4. Brew Your Own
If you like (or need) coffee so much that you have it every day, invest in your own coffee pot and brew it at home. Even if you do have to buy another cup or two throughout the day, you will see at least some significant savings.
5. Put It Out
If you are still out there smoking cigarettes in this day and age, you really can’t complain that you can’t save money. Depending on where you live, a pack of cigarettes can cost well over $10. Quit the habit and you’ll see a significant decline in your daily spending (and an uptick in your health!).
6. Smart Car Care
Working to prolong the life of your car. What you get fixed now will help avoid inevitably bigger problems later on. Here are some very simple ways to keep your car going as long as it possibly can:
- Keep up with oil changes and routine maintenance.
- Get it washed regularly. Salt and other dirt from road surfaces can wreak havoc on not just your exterior’s shine, but also the parts underneath.
- Splurge on quality parts now so that you are less likely to pay huge amounts for the damage cheap parts can do to your car.
If you find that your car is on its last leg or if you are considering public transit as a means of conveyance then you should look for a place to sell your car fast. Cars can easily be one of the biggest expenses that you have and moving quickly can help save time and money.
With just a few tweaks here and there in your life, you’ll see that saving money is something that is actually much easier than you might think.
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