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Bigger is better right?
We all want to save large amounts of money to pay down our debt. Or to retire early.
So how do you save large amounts of money but still live within your means?
Little actions in the big master plan. No matter how hard we try we can’t do nor have everything right now. Everything takes steps.
Take Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps:
- $1000 in an emergency fund
- Pay off all debt
- 3 to 6 months of expenses saved
- Invest 15% of income
- Setup college fund
- Pay off home early
- Build wealth and give
You wouldn’t try nor would you be expected to complete all of these steps in a day, a week or a month or even a year. Everything takes time.
So what are 7 little ways you can save big money?
1. Set a grocery budget
Setting yourself a grocery budget and learning how to shop sales, bulk buy, use coupons and live within your means is a big money saver.
2. Skip the drive thru and dining out.
Home cooked meals and meal planning can save you hundreds.
Think about how much your last meal out was, multiply it by once a week for a month. How much money could you save if you made all these meals at home?
3. Get Ibotta
Ibotta is a free money saving app. You simply click and link your regular everyday purchases and you save money. No more clipping coupons.
4. Invest in bundles
Invest in product launches where you get thousands of dollars worth of products for really cheap.
With all these bundles you invest a small amount of money and receive thousands of dollars in merchandise and bonuses. And with each of the products you receive you learn ways to save money, save time and reduce stress.
My favorite is The Homemaking Bundle. You get money saving resources, family and health resources, homemaking resources and so much more. All of which helps save you money on your home expenses.
5. Learn to budget.
I know I said budget and you think it is a big step. Trust me it is a small step and so worth it. Print off this easy to use money worksheet and get your money in order.
Knowing where all your money is will help you save money.
6. Learn to be happy.
Being happy with what you have and not trying to “keep up” is a small step with big results.
If you are happy with what you have and stop comparing and wishing for more you will save money and be happier.
7. Plan it, but don’t spend it.
Did you know you can plan an amazing date night or family day out without spending a dime?
For example a great family evening would be tacos or make your own pizzas, movies and popcorn followed by an ice cream sundae bar. Use what you have or improvise.
Little actions, big rewards.
Making small changes in your everyday activities can save you big in your bank account.
Something as simple as brown bagging your lunch and morning coffee could save you $50+ a week.
Or think of the electricity you save by washing in cold water and hanging your laundry to dry.
Little ways, big results.
- How To Start Living A More Frugal Lifestyle
- 10 Frugal Tips That Will Save You Over $1000 A Year
- 50 Of The Best Frugal Living Tips
- 21 Things We Stopped Buying To Save Money
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity