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Friday, July 19, 2013

20 Things 2 do to save money

There are a lot of things you can start doing to save money.

  1. Try to put away 2$ -  (or any other amount) a day in a jar or a piggy bank. Actually a very interesting experiment; if it lasts ;-) See it as money in last time of the year either for a rainy day or christmas presents. Depends on amount of course. - REMEMBER where you put the jar!
  2. Start using coupons, - Both in stores and online. 
  3. Don't shop at only one store. - Look in the adverts from different stores and compare the prices to where it's lowest.
  4. Create a budget. This way you are forced to find out how you spend your money. Sometimes you'll figure out that maybe you are spending your money on things you could live without.
  5. Make a weekly food plan. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what you want to have for dinner, but by making a food plan, you are making it easier, so you know exactly what to get.
  6. Use cash, not your credit card. We tend to go overboard when we shop with a credit card. Because then we feel, we have all the money in the world.
  7. Double your recipe. You'll probably not spend more money, but instead just use more of the ingredients you already have. So you'll have leftovers for tomorrow. 
  8. Pack your own lunch for work/school. Don't buy the food at the cafeteria, but pack it from home instead.
  9. Don't buy bottled water. You are paying every month to have water in your faucet. 
  10. Air-dry you clothes. Hang your clothes so it can dry instead of tumble drying it. 
  11. Gym membership. If you are a member of a gym, whether or not you use it; ditch it. Go for a run or a walk with your dog or your friends dog. 
  12. Use online saving sites Like Groupon, where you can save up to 80% of restaurants and movie tickets. Just be careful, not to buy stuff you don't need. That ruins the whole purpose.
  13. Use recycling stores Need new clothes? want new books, video games, plates, movies; Anything! get it way cheaper than at the shops.
  14. Check if you have the right phone plan If you don't talk that much on the phone, then why have unlimited minutes. Check which services are right for you.
  15. Don't shop on an empty stomach When you are hungry, extra items are magically added to your cart.
  16. Get samples and free stuff Samples is a great way to try the things before you buy them. And maybe they'll come with coupons. Sometimes company's give away t-shirts and other stuff too. Even free food on your birthday! . Free Food
  17. Online Shopping? Free shipping! Keep your eyes open for free shipping, if you are shopping online. Maybe you'll find a different store where the item is a little bit more expensive, but the shipping is free. - Nothing to lose, right?
  18. Get loyalty cards with the stores you shop a lot. Some stores have a loyalty card where customers earn points, to use to buy items.
  19. Keep coins in a jar When you get changes back, put them into a jar. And save them for a rainy day. 
  20. Leave the car at home and walk when going to the shops.

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