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5 Easy Ways to Save Money

We live in a world of advertisements and endorsements.  Companies trying harder and harder to get us to spend our money with them through loud and colorful campaigns.  Before you know it, you have spent the extra $20 that you worked hard to put in your savings account.

But, saving money doesn’t have to be a chore.  There are simple and easy changes anyone can make that will help put a little extra money back in your wallet.

5 Easy Ways to Save Money

  1. Buy fewer name brands.  There is a reason that some of the “name” brands are higher.  You are paying for the name itself.  Sometimes it can be worth the extra money because the quality might be better, but most of the time there isn’t much of a difference.
  2. Use cloth napkins (or more cloth anything).  For convenience purposes, we use so many paper products for cleaning.  By using more cloth items, we help our planet a little more and we reduce what we spend on these items.  A little bit can go a long way.
  3. Make your coffee at home.  There are way too many creamer flavors and coffee flavors to justify a daily run to buy a $4 coffee.  (By the way, creamer is a product that I don’t buy a name brand and it tastes just as good.)
  4. Use what you have (aka re-purpose).  Look at things that you already have in your home before rushing out to the store to buy something new.  I really like to do this with Tater Tot’s toys.  I am not a fan of a bunch of plastic things in my home, so I look around to see what might spark his imagination as well as mine.  Sometimes all it takes is a set of measuring cups and a big bowl.
  5. Borrow.  Are you looking for a new book to read, do you need a piece of equipment for one project, or do you need an outfit for a specific occasion?  Try borrowing what you need instead of purchasing.  Just be sure that you return the item quickly and in good condition to its owner.  That way you know you can always ask again if you need to.

Everyday we are bombarded with reasons to spend our money.  Instead, let’s take a look at how we can save a little bit more.

What methods do you use to save money?

xo, Lauren

2 Replies

  1. These are easy tips to save that we often look over. My biggest vice is my run to Starbucks for a tea latte. Somehow, they are strangely addicting and I know with fewer trips I can save more. Now it’s a matter of following through. Thank you for sharing

    1. Hi Mariel! I completely understand. I love a good cinnamon dolce latte from Starbucks, but I try to spread those trips out so that I enjoy the treat a little more.

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