Save money. It’s not a new thing.
Let’s face it. We all want to save money. We couldn’t give a fiddler’s dam for what the stock market is doing these days. We are too focused on our bank accounts and the never-ending up and down it undergoes. So, starting this week, I want you to think of ways to cut expenses and save money.
I will post up some ideas too, to help things along.
I bet if you tried, you could save at least $250 this month alone by following some easy tips and tricks. I am going out and collecting these ideas from sites from all over so once again I am doing all the work for you and you just have to follow the breadcrumbs to having more static salary.
So, let’s start out slow. You are in this to win this, so you might have to do some things you might not generally do. I promise that if you do them for 30 days they will no longer be a challenge and become a reality for you. Here’s to your new reality!
WEEK ONE: Brown bag it this week. No buying lunch out. Take a peanut butter and jelly sammie and a cookie or chips or a piece of fruit. If you do this you will save $50.00 this week alone! (my math: five days of lunches at $10 a day-even Mcd’s is expensive! equals $50 saved) If you do this for a month-whammo you just saved $200 bucks.
Surely you have some PB and J in the house? No? Well, lookie here…it costs less than a burger and fries…
Additional tip: do NOT stop at the local coffee hut for your java. You can drink a whole pot of coffee every day of the work week for way under 6.00 a day (the whole container isn’t more than 6.50!) – my math: 5 x 5.00 a day for coffee equals 25.00 a week times 4 weeks in a month and whammo! you just saved $100 this month. (see this? CHEAP)
Okay, so your coffee only cost you 3.50? Do the math – 3.50 times five days…times the weeks – I think you will agree it is cheaper to buy Folgers and brew your own. And you can sit and drink it in your jammies while reading my blog! ha!
There you have it…you just saved, at least, $250 this month. Now…if you were to take a bag of instant oatmeal to work and pop it in the microwave – you could save on all those quick (and bad for you!) breakfasts in your car. That would save you an additional BUNCH of money that you aren’t even thinking about.
Want some other way? Okay…How about this…turn the heat or air down. It’s going to be in the moderate 70 degrees range here this week. Do you think I will turn my heat down? HECK YEAH! pop that thing down about two or three degrees and see the utility bill fall like a rock.
There you have it. Another $20 bucks or more saved! Woo hoo!
Keep coming back for more tips and tricks on how to save $$ and get your money back in your jeans and out of the hands of others.