There are so many benefits to saving money. Wouldn’t you like to have a bit extra at the end of the month? Or maybe you would like save money each month to put towards a vacation, save for an emergency fund, or pay off debt.
Now, I don’t know about you but I hate paying interest. Paying interest, to me, is like tearing up my hard earned money and throwing it away. I love earning interest on my money. All the money I can save will go in the bank to earn that awesome interest. Now, I didn’t used to try and save money. I literally spent it all…with a tiny bit thrown into a savings account. You too?
With everything that is going on in the world right now saving money each month might be a priority for you. And sometimes it is hard to see where you can save money because you are so close to what you think you need. Saving money on a tight budget is especially important. The last thing you want to happen is to have more bills than money.
These are all things that I have personally used to save money and they sure do work. Was it easy? NO it was not easy! There were some weeks I only had $2 left and couldn't even buy milk for cereal or coffee in the morning. Does that ever happen to you?
Pay cash for everything that is not rent, utilities, monthly bills. etc. And, I mean everything! Figure out how much money you might need for the week and stick to it. This includes spending money on: groceries, gas, eating out, coffee, hair cuts, medical co-pays, pens, paper towels, toilet paper, postage, dog food, cat food, and everything else that I can’t think of right now.
You will be surprised at how hard it is to pull those $20’s out of your wallet. I did this for 3 years! It was an amazing journey. I went from not having enough each week to reducing my weekly cash budget by $100! That’s right – $100 a week less. And, I didn’t use any credit cards either. Bonus!!
If I can save money (the queen of spending) then you can too!
Here are a few of my faves:
Once you put all of these in practice you are well on your way to becoming debt free. And then you can begin to start saving money! Living on a Budget is a wonderful thing – try it sometime!How
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