10 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Save Money
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 actually putting that into practice is a whole other challenge. Instead of being told we should be saving our money, most of us actually need tips to make it happen. If you are still living paycheck to paycheck, these tips can help you out!
Whether you’re really busy or just don’t want to put in the effort, here are 10 ridiculously easy ways to start saving 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 each and 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 are 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, a great place to start is by selling your clutter. 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 quick. 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 in order to save money. There are a number of 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 are probably costing you money! If you are able to, 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 buying often? 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 a money saving tip or trick that you absolutely swear by? Share it below!