Even if you’re not strapped for cash, on a tight budget or don’t have enough as it is… it always makes sense to be smart with your money. These tips can have you saving big dollars fast. I cut back on the crap I was buying and made smarter purchase decisions and over a 3 month period, I saved over $1000. Here are my tips for you:
- Food Is Expensive. Buy Bulk with a Friend. I guarantee you have a friend who eats similar things to you. Make a date out of it… go to your nearest wholesale grocer and buy bulk between the two of you. Seems like you’re spending a lot more upfront, but trust me… you’re saving money in the longterm. Just make sure you don’t buy an abundance of perishable items if you can’t eat them… then that’s just a waste.
- Create your own art. Decorating your place? Updating a few things even? Create your own art.. take your favorite picture, habit or memory and frame it, print it on a pillow… look at Pinterest for inspiration. You don’t need to spend $100 on that picture of the Eiffel Tower.
- Stop Buying into Marketing! Paying $3 for flavored water is ridiculous. Use your free water at home, buy a few lemons/limes/whatever… and put the two together. Your cost of flavored water has now moved close to $0. This is just one example of marketing trickier. Don’t fall for it!
- Buy Inexpensive Wine Note I didn’t say buy ‘cheap’ wine. The quality of wine has nothing to do with the price. Look for wine that is produced and bottled in the same place. Chances are that it’s a good pick. You can also keep up with blogs and wine connoisseurs.
- Organize a clothes swap with friends. How many pieces of clothing do you have in your closet that you never wear anymore? I guarantee your friends are in the same position. Organize a clothing swap. Why not!
These are just a few tips… there’s many more things you can do to save money if you really want to. 2 for 1 dinners out, waiting until the sale day… racking up rewards points at the shop you go to all the time.. the list is endless. Happy Money-Saving!