The budget is tight and you need to save money now! A few simple changes to your daily activity and you can cut your spending right away. The first place to start is by looking at what you need or were going to buy this week.
More Month Than Money
Is grocery shopping on the schedule this week? Do you have a dinner date or plans with friends this week? Is there birthdays or children’s activities coming up?
Saving Money On Meals
Do you have lunches planned for the week? Do you usually eat out and grab coffee on the go?
Grocery Shopping On A Tight Budget
It’s grocery shopping week and the budget is tight. First thing to do is make a list of what you need. Cross off anything special and you can get by without.
Saving Money On Groceries
Then look at all the items, are there any on sale this week at the grocery store or ones you have coupons for? Can you go generic on a few items to save some money?
Money Saving Grocery Tips
What about purchasing a smaller quantity to get you through till next pay day? Can you do a few vegetarian meals such as salads to make the meal plan cheaper?
Saving Money On Coffee
If you are a drive thru and go coffee drinker add coffee to your grocery list. Bringing coffee from home during the week can save you approximately $10-$50 a week depending on the type of coffee you drink.
Do you have a date planned this week or dinner with friends? What about planning an evening in and cooking a home cooked meal or barbecuing it is way cheaper than going to a restaurant.
Simple Money Saving Changes
Simple changes to your daily activities can save you money even when the budget is super tight.
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Easy Ways To Save Money This Week:
1. Bring coffee from home in your favorite travel mug
Like I noted above bringing coffee from home can save you big bucks over a weekly and monthly period. It’s something real simple and easy to start doing. It could save you $50-$100 each week.
2. Make a grocery list, clip coupons and look for sale and generic items
Grocery shopping with a budget and a plan is a must. You can save on average $10-$20 just by sticking to your list and not purchasing random items.
If you would like to learn more about grocery shopping on a budget The Grocery Budget Workshop is where we learned to save money while we shop.
3. Plan a no spend weekend, get outside and enjoy some fresh air
Put down the electronics, cancel the movie theater plans and get outside. Go for a bike ride, a hike or plan a picnic in the park. Discover 75 fun activities to do on a no spend weekend.
4. Carpool or group your activities together to save fuel and time
Cutting down on your travel expenses and time is a big money saver. Can you carpool to work or group your family activities together to cut the costs?
5. Meal plan your meals this week. Use up what you have
Meal planning has to be hands down one of the easiest ways to save money. Knowing what’s for dinner before you get home. Having all the right ingredients in the fridge.
Learning to pack cheap healthy lunches can save you money. If you have ever wondered about meal planning take a look at this meal plan. It is simple and easy to use.
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Ways To Save Money On A Tight Budget
It’s all in changing your daily activities for the better. Simple changes that produce bug results. You do not have to go without to save money even when the budget is tight.
Updated May 2, 2021