If only money grew on trees… am I right?! While there aren’t really any legit “get-rich-quick” techniques, there are some easy ways you can save more money. Are they easy? Depends on your willpower. But can they be done? Absolutely! Whether you’re just looking to save more in the short-term or long-term, here are 6 easy ways to save more money.
Dine Out Less, Cook in More
I think dining out is the biggest culprit for most of us. Whether it’s going out to lunch with coworkers a few days a week or picking up dinner to-go on your way home, this adds up FAST. Try to do some meal prepping early in the week (Sunday is the best for this) or cook a little more than you need for meals to give you an extra meal or two during the week. It’s amazing how much you can save doing so!
Contact Providers for Best Deals
Just because that phone or cable plan you signed up for a few years ago was the best deal at the time, doesn’t mean it’s still the best plan for you today. Reach out to your providers to see if there’s something that better fits your current usage needs. I recently did this with our mobile phone provider and ended up not only saving $20+ a month, but also getting even MORE data on our plan! If you’re really feeling brave, you can also “cut the cord” on your cable. I haven’t been able to bring myself to do that though. Some TV I just really enjoy watching live!
Get Books at the Library
Reading can be an expensive hobby! So instead of purchasing new books at the store all of the time, sign up for a library card and continue to read all of the books on your list for FREE! Plus, if it ends up being a not so great book, you don’t have to feel bad about shelling out the money for it.
Make A Grocery List + Don’t Shop Hungry
These two go hand in hand. First, make a grocery list. Check out the circular and see what’s on sale. I often map out meals for the week based on what’s BOGO (buy-one-get-one) at the grocery store. Also, having a specific list of what you plan to pick up helps keep you in line so you’re not wandering aimlessly and throwing unnecessary items in your cart. And on that note, don’t shop hungry! Even if you have a list, it’s a lot easier to throw more things on the end cap in your cart since when you’re hungry, everything looks good!
Ditch the Gym, Do Workouts at Home
While we’re all constantly talking about how we need to exercise more, are we really getting the value out of those gym memberships we shell out good money for each month or year? If the answer is yes, power to you! If not, maybe it’s time to reconsider. You can invest in some at-home equipment and not have to worry about making sure o
Unsubscribe from Email Lists
Our inboxes get cluttered up enough with all of the mailing lists we’re signed up for, so if you’re feeling tempted to buy all the things each time a sale email hits your inbox, just click unsubscribe! This is more of a proactive money saving tip, but if you never see the “big sale” message then you’ll never have to worry about the money that you would’ve been spending!
Do you use any of these methods to save more money? Any others to add to the list?