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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.
Saving money isn’t super complicated.
In fact, it is the super simple stuff that saves you the most money in the long run. You just need to find the time and get it done.
One of the best ways to save money is setting a budget and don’t worry budgeting isn’t hard and it doesn’t take a lot of your time.
If you want to learn more about budgeting and paying off debt you should read this. This book was great at helping us work through our finances and figure everything out. And I am not the only one, over a million people have found Dave Ramsey and his budgeting secrets helpful.
Now that we have the numbers and the budgeting out of the way let’s get to the real simple, easy money saving stuff.
5 Frugal Things You Can Start Doing Today To Save Money:
1. Plan dinner.
Something so simple as planning dinner can save you both time and money. Defrost some hamburger and make spaghetti. Knowing what you have in the fridge and planning simple meals is a huge money saver.
2. Make coffee.
Skip the drive thru and brew a pot of coffee at home. Bring your travel coffee mug with you and save money.
3. Pack a lunch.
Lunch out will cost you $10-$15 including drinks. Save the money and brown bag it.
4. Turn the heat down.
Adjusting the heat to a happy medium will save you money. Utilities can be expensive.
5. Be grateful.
Gratitude is an amazing thing. Be grateful for what you have and stop looking at what others are presenting. Be happy with yourself. Live within your means.
If you are looking for more ways to save money and live frugally check out these great posts:
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- 101 Money Saving Reasons You Need Baking Soda
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 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. Bringing coffee from home for 5 days could save you $10-$40 depending on your style of coffee. Eating 3 home cooked meals instead of dining out could save you $150-$300 depending on family size.
Have a great day,
Saving & Simplicity