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ways to save money
When money is tight and your financials are in a crunch you really need to look at where your spending your money in order to determine the best way to save money every month.
For example take the last weeks worth of bills and receipts and figure out where you are spending the most money. Are you eating out too much? Are you spending too much on groceries?
See if you can figure out where you can tighten your budget or tighten your spending. Discover the 21 things we stopped buying to save over $1000 a month.
10 Things That Save Us money every month:
A portable oven lunchbox
Call me crazy but I love this one because it’s so simple. This one item saves me hundreds in a given month. I purchased my husband an oven lunch box over two years ago and I love it.
I can send soups, stews and left overs for my husbands lunch. He gets a warm lunch on the road and I am not wasting money on deli meat sandwiches that never get eaten. This thing is awesome. If you work on the road or away from a kitchen I truly suggest this lunch box to everyone.
Shopping Online & Free shipping
I love, love, love Amazon. When you home school, work full time and with all of life’s activities having the option of click and buy, plus free delivery saves so much time and money.
When you use Amazon Prime you save on shipping costs. We save money on school books, clothes and so much more using Amazon.
Plus with Rakuten you can save even more on each and every Amazon order. Try Rakuten and get a $10 bonus as a free gift.
Did you know you could fill the freezer in under and hour with yummy family approved meals.
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When our lives got turned upside down a few years ago learning how to budget saved us money every month.
Another resource that made a huge difference was this book, I would suggest it to anyone needing money guidance.
Smart Grocery Shopping
Did you know the average family can spend up to $800 a month on groceries? Learn tips on how to cut this amount in half and save money. Learn 5 tips to save you money at the grocery store.
Learn what to give up
Learning to give up items that we really didn’t need saved us HUGE amounts of money. We gave up these 7 items and saved over $750 a month. You can live really well with less.
Learn to be less brand specific
And more sale specific has helped us save money. For example you may love the pre-cut baby carrots but the bag of full size rustic style carrots is way cheaper.
Growing your own vegetables is even cheaper. What I am saying is be open to trying new things, be open for sales and discounts.
Shop your store sales, shop your local dollar store or discount retailer. Be open to shop where the savings is. This will help you save money every month.
Stockpile & Storage
I am a big fan of jars in every shape and size. I love the fact that jars are eco-friendly and reusable. And they are great for storing dry goods, beans, rice and chocolate.
Buy items like hand soap or dish soap and various dry goods in bulk and divide them up or store them for later. Keeping a stockpile saves you money in the long run.
Have coffee will travel
Open honest communication has been a big money saver. Being open with all members of our family and stating what we can afford and what we can’t has helped us in saving money.
Changing our mind set has also added to our savings. Once you start thinking more frugally you will never look at a price tag or dollar bill the same.
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what are your go to money savers?
We all have items that help us get through the day. Items that save us time and money. Most of the time we over look the simplest of solutions.
Think about it the next time you have a minute. What items do you use all the time? What items help you save money? What could you change to help you save money?
Updated October 17, 2020