Want to save money but don’t know how? Feel like depriving yourself when it comes to saving money? Don’t be disheartened. Try these great ideas to save money without breaking up a sweat.
Reduce or eliminate magazines
If you are a typical American family, your mailbox gets its regular fill of business, sports, home, and garden magazines. Can you imagine how much each of these subscriptions costs? Annually, it is an average of about $20 per magazine. If your family is subscribed to 5 different magazines, that’s already $100 savings annually. If you still need the information from such mags, try to check out their websites, and you’ll be surprised at how much free information is available.
Buy in bulk
How can warehouse and discount clubs drastically lower their prices? Because they buy and sell in bulk. And so should you! Non-perishable consumables can be purchased 10-15% cheaper when bought in bulk. Be sure to stock up only on fast-moving items such as kitchen towels, cleaners, canned goods, etc., to avoid wasting money on rotten food.
Eat at home
Eating out has become an American lifestyle. What used to be an activity to celebrate special occasions has become part of the daily, fast-paced life. But did you know that eating out could chew as much as 40% of your budget for food? That’s as much as $40 weekly, saved just by eating in.
Plan your meals
Eating out 4X a week need not be your solution to a dynamic lifestyle. Menu planning is! Take time on weekends to plan for the following week’s meals. Every night, before you hit the sack, take out the ingredients for the meals of the next day from the freezer, and store them in the refrigerator. When you get home from work, everything is thawed and ready to be cooked. And because eating out is part of the American way of life, you would have saved enough money to spend on dining out on special occasions.
Is your dermatologist eating up your budget? Don’t you wish you could be beautiful and save money simultaneously? The answer is yes, you can! Using ingredients from your pantry can take care of your skin and save a fortune. Try the following:
- Honey and oatmeal can exfoliate dry skin.
- Ginger seeped in a bath softens your skin.
- Cucumber and milk soften tired skin.
Without drastically changing your lifestyle, you have started your path to saving money. Secure your future by using these money-saving ideas today!