Want to have some extra cash around? Frugal spenders have long known that it isn’t always saving on big-ticket items that makes a real dent in saving money. It’s the little things you do everyday that can add up. When it comes to creating personal wealth, taking the time to educate yourself on other options can go a long way to giving you some extra dough to spend on things you’d really like such as that vacation you’ve always wanted to take.
To help get you started in the right direction, here are 20 little everyday ways you can save money.
- Shop outlet stores.
- Buy clothes at thrift or secondhand stores.
- Shop at discount stores.
- Buy food such as bread at local food outlet stores.
- Try generic brands of products.
- Use customer rewards programs.
- Purchase 2-liter bottles of soda instead of cans.
- Use coupons.
- Cut back on disposable product usage.
- Buy used whenever possible.
- Share meals when you eat out.
- Only order water when you eat out.
- Bring your own lunch to work.
- Cook at home.
- Rent movies from RedBox.
- Watch matinee movies.
- Potluck family get-togethers or parties.
- Utilize the public library or free books online.
- Turn off lights and electronics before going to bed.
- Combine cable, internet and telephone services if possible.
- Cancel cable and use Netflix.
- Consider memberships for places you frequent.
- Wash and vacuum your car at home.
- Withdraw money from your own bank accounts.
- Avoid overdraft charges.
- Cancel unused memberships.
- Pay credit card balances in full each month and avoid interest rates.
- Improve your credit score.
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