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Start today and save money
You can start doing real simple, easy, frugal living things to save money. Something so simple as packing your own lunch instead of getting take out will save you money.
Simple steps you can start today to save more money with big results.
Saving money isn’t super complicated
In fact, it’s the super simple stuff that saves you the most money in the long run. For example bringing coffee from home everyday for a month instead of hitting the drive thru could save you approximately $100 a month. And this adds up to $1,200 a year.
It’s the little things that add up when you are trying to save money. Now don’t get me wrong having coffee out with friends is great and budgeting for the occasional latte is needed.
But when you are trying to save money to pay down debt or save for something large altering your daily routine can help you reach your goal faster.
the best way to save money
When you are trying to save money the best place to start is where you are spending it and how much you are making.
Creating a budget and assessing your spending will help you save money continually each month. To learn more about budgeting and getting rid of debt you really need to read this book, it made a world of difference in our finances.
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5 Things You Can Start Today To Save Money:
1. Plan dinner
Something so simple as planning dinner can save you both time and money. Writing down a weeks worth of meals on your calendar using what you have in the fridge and freezer.
Checkout these great meal ideas for inspiration:
2. Make coffee
Skip the drive thru and brew a pot of coffee at home. Bring your travel coffee mug with you to save cash and reduce waste.
3. Pack a lunch
Dining out daily for lunch could run you $300 a month for one person. Save yourself some cash and brown bag it. Or invest in an oven lunch box and have toasty hot meals Monday to Friday.
I bought my husband this oven lunch box and he loves it so much his coworkers all bought one. No more cold sandwiches for lunch on the road! Soups, stews, butter chicken, lasagna if you can heat it in an oven you can warm it up (piping hot) in your oven lunch box.
4. find a temperature balance
Adjusting the heat to a happy medium will save you money. Utilities can be expensive, finding a happy balance, pulling out some blankets or opening a window could be the key to savings.
5. Be grateful
Gratitude is an amazing thing. Be grateful for what you have and stop thinking the grass is greener on the other side.
Living within your means and finding ways to save instead of keep up will put more cash back in your wallet.
Start living more frugally today
Start something simple to save money. You don’t need to go over the top. You don’t need to start a whole bunch of new things. Try one thing and see if it works.
Plan dinner for the next three days. Take a look in your fridge and pantry, see what you have. Figure out 3 simple and easy meals you can make with what you have.
Or prepare the coffee maker and make a plan to make coffee every morning and bring it with you instead of hitting the drive thru.
Simple things, small actions add up.
Eating 3 home cooked meals instead of dining out could save you $150-$300 depending on family size.
Small steps do add up.
Updated February 16, 2020