Monday, July 17, 2017

10 Easy Ways To Save Money Starting Today


I wanted to put together a list of ways you can save money starting today! Saving money can be hard for anyone and whether you're trying to save for a vacation or pay off some debt this list of 10 ways to save money can help you reach your goal. These are the things I implement in my life to save money and I hope they help you! Here is my list of 10 ways to save money.


1. Make coffee at home. Giving up your daily Starbucks coffee can save you some big money! It slowly adds up when you spend $5 or more at Starbucks everyday.

2. Bring your own lunch. This is the same concept as not buying your coffee everyday, if you take your own lunch to work or school then you are saving money. You can also take your lunch when you go out with the family to save some money too. Packing a picnic to eat at the park is a great way to have a fun pit stop with the kids and get some free playtime along with not spending money on lunch for everyone.

3. Use cash. This comes from the idea that having the actual cash in your hands will make you less likely to spend it. It is harder to part with it when it is tangible and you're less likely to break a big bill to buy something small like a candy bar. Using cash can also help you keep a budget while out shopping or eating.

4. Find activities that are free. If you are looking for something fun to do with the family try to find things that are free. There are lots of local events that are free if you look around for them. You can go to the farmers market, a park, the beach, a fair, and other such places. Also some stores, like Michael's and Lowe's, offer free events for kids so look out for those!

5. Budget. Write out all your bills, how much they are, and when they are due. Then take your income and see how much is left; don't forget to factor in unexpected expenses like a birthday party and gas; and you'll get a good sense of your budget. Also you will see how you need to cut spending in order to save some money. You could make a budget for yourself for groceries and other things and just take the cash out to make sure you stick to it.

6. Sell items on Ebay. Selling your unused items on Ebay can help to make you a few extra bucks! I love selling things I no longer need on Ebay like clothes, shoes, and electronics. Try listing things as an auction to get more people interested and if you can make the shipping free that helps too. It'll make the chances better for your item to sell.

7. Practice delayed gratification when it comes to purchases. If your find something you really love and feel like you have to have it; just wait. Leave the store and think on it for a few days. Chances are you'll realize you don't really need it you just want it, and if you're trying to save money then you will be able to rationalize not buying it. It is really hard to do this but I have done it many times and it works! I almost never go back for that item that I just HAD to have.

8.  Grocery shop online. This is a new one but some stores, like the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, are now offering grocery pick up services. This is where you shop for all your groceries online and then just go pick it up from the store. This can really help you save money because you won't be tempted to grab any extra items that you do not want or need.

9. Do not impulse buy. This goes along with number 7, but do not make any impulse purchases. Impulse purchases can sometimes be expensive and it may be something that you do not need so just say no!

10. Sell bigger home items on Craigslist or Facebook. There is now a for sell section for facebook where you can list things and local people can see them. You can also use Craigslist to list things that locals can come pick up or you can drop off. This is a great option for selling large items like furniture or bikes.

I hope this list helps you reach your money saving goals and gave you some good ideas on how to save or make money!

27 comments:

  1. These are good suggestions. I find that waiting awhile before I purchase gives me time to decide if I really want or need the item.

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    1. yes! I do this all the time! I usually end up realizing I don't NEED it lol

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  2. One way of saving money is to leave my debit card at home and try not to have cash on me when I go to work. Saves me of buying lunch - i do take lunch to work.

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    1. good ideas! Yeah when I worked I always took my lunch! Saves so much money and time!

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  3. Such great ways to save money each day! You never realize how much lunch money or coffee money costs you each week. Every little amount really adds up!

    xo, Taylor || The Millennial Sprinkle (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)

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    1. yes i agree. I stopped buying starbucks so often and it helps a lot!

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  4. Such great ideas! love the grocery store idea- I didn't even think of that saving me money from impulse grocery buys, but it definitely would!

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    1. yeah it helps you stick to your list and not buy an extras! saves time and money! thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Great post. Money saving tips are always useful! Selling items on Craigslist and eBay are great ideas. And also amazon is an option too. Delayed gratification... That's one I'll definitely need to try.

    Ronnie
    Ladyevolves.com

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    1. i am always selling on ebay and I just sold a toddler on facebook! Great options for making some cash and decluttering! Delayed gratification is my favorite, if I love it I will go back and get it in a week, if not then I saved some money! Thanks for reading!

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  6. The biggest one of these for me is bringing my lunch. I eat at least one meal out EVERY DAY. It's awful. I'm a regular at so many places. They know my whole life story at Dunkin Donuts. When the school year starts again I'm definitely going to be implementing this tip, along with writing a budget and using cash

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    1. Yes I think bringing lunch helps a lot that is what I did when I worked! Saves so much money and you get more time to relax on your break time too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. What a great collection. I especially like #3- use cash. This has helped me so much lately when it comes to shopping. I tend to be more careful and mindful when only using cash.

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    1. Whenever I have cash I don't even want to spend it, especially if it is a big bill! Helps a lot!

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  8. Hey Jackie, great tips! I love shopping online for exactly that reason, I'm not tempted to fill my basket with expensive junk food x

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    1. yeah one of the hardest things for me is having the kids with me at the store they want everything haha! shopping online really helps to save time, money, and stress! Hah! Thanks for reading!

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  9. I'm really good about making coffee at home since I'm a coffee snob. The fact that I'm a coffee snob really saves me money haha.

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    1. we are too in this house! We have an espresso machine, a keurig, and frother! Really helps us not go to starbucks all the time! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I love selling stuff on eBay! I also These are great ideas to save more money!

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  11. Using cash only is such a good idea. For some reason I never carry cash on me, but I think it'd help a lot with budgeting.

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  12. Anything to save a little $ and I am down! We already do most of the things on your amazing list but I will start incorporating the making of our own coffee (that would save us so much!!)

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  13. I buy a lot of great furniture online and save a ton! Great post!

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  14. It's amazing how much not eating out/buying coffee out and fighting impulse buys can help your budget! Great tips!

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