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Saving money just got simple and easy.
Whether you are saving for a much needed vacation or the rent is due or you are saving to quit your 9-5. Saving money just got a whole lot easier.
Simple easy changes.
Making simple changes to your daily activity can save you a bunch of money. In fact, the simple changes we made to our daily activities saved us over $1000 a month.
Yes, you read that right we saved over $1000 a month just by changing a few things. The fact that we were spending this extra money still blows my mind. You can read about all the things we stopped buying here.
10 Simple Easy Ways To Save Money:
1. Brown bag your lunch.
Simply by packing a sandwich, salad or leftovers for lunch could save you over $50 a week. Save yourself the time and pack your lunch the night before. If you work on the road invest in one of these. I bought my husband one and he loves it, warm oven fresh lunches (or dinners) on the road.
2. Grocery shop on a budget.
I am sure you have done it. I know I have, grocery shopped right before dinner and a whole bunch of extra stuff ends up in the shopping cart that wasn’t on the list. Setting a grocery budget will help you save money. Another great way to save money is to download the Ibotta App and start saving money on items you regularly buy.
3. Stop buying a few of these things.
It’s normal, we are human, we are attracted to shiny things, things that make our life easier. But do we really need all of it? Learn what we stopped buying to save money.
4. Save your change.
It may sound like the simplest way to save money, but honestly it all adds up. Toss all your change in a jar and save it till its full then cash it in and put it towards something you need.
5. Skip the drive thru.
Coffee every morning, lunch and dinner out can add up. In fact, if you were a family of four eating breakfast, lunch and dinner out it could add up daily to over $100. Invest in meal planning and home cooking to save yourself money.
6. Plan a no spend weekend.
Have an amazing time without spending money. Learn how.
7. Shop smart.
Do you love fashion? Keep up to date on all the latest fashion trends without paying full price, save yourself money and stock your closet with amazing clothes with ThredUP.
8. Make your own coffee.
I love coffee and my latte addiction is part of the reason our debt added up. So I invested in a great coffee maker and milk frother. Now I making lattes at home and saving money all the way to the bank.
9. Bottle it before you leave.
Why pay $2 or more for a bottle of water when you can bottle it in a great stainless steel bottle before you leave the house and bring it with you?
10. Skip the extras.
If you are looking to save money skipping out on a few of the extras could save you the money you need. Skip the movie date this week and hang at home. Opt for generic brand groceries. Skip the magazines and pay as you go apps. Little bits here and there will add up.
Other frugal living, money saving posts you might like:
- 7 Ways To Go Green & Save Money
- 75 Super Frugal Money Saving Tips To Help Cut Household Expenses
- Frugal Ways To Stretch Your Grocery Budget
- Secret Must Haves Of A Frugal Home
Saving money to quit your 9-5.
I totally understand moms (and dads) who want to quit their 9-5 to stay home and raise their family. I missed a bunch of the “firsts” with our son because I was working a 40+ hour week and it still bugs me. Mom guilt is a horrible thing.
If you are looking to skip the 9-5 and stay home with your family and need to make an income can I suggest a few options you can work around your family.
Blogging has been a blessing to our family and the income I make helps pay for the groceries, activities and so much more. Where else can you work for less than 20 hours a week and make a full time income from home? Learn more about starting a money making blog here.
Another great work from home job is a Pinterest Virtual Assistant. In fact, it is one of the most sought after jobs on the market right now. You can learn all about the job, courses and starting your own virtual assistant business with Pinterest VA.
If you are looking to skip the 9-5 and work from home follow your dreams. Don’t pass up the opportunity. You have the skills to change your life.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity