Simple Ways to Start Saving Money
With the ease and temptation of online shopping, it can be difficult to save money. We all struggle with it, but if we implement smarter choices in our spending habits, we can make some serious progress! We thought we’d share some simple ways we found to make saving money easier. Fill us in on your tips and tricks as well in the comments of this post!
- Limit Your Coffee Splurge
Some of us depend on coffee to get us through the day. Unfortunately, coffee can be quite expensive, especially depending on how you like it. A simple way to save a few bucks every day is by brewing your own coffee at home! Buying coffee beans in bulk can be equivalent to two iced lattes. Think about that!
- Look Through Your Subscriptions
Sometimes we forget about the things we signed up for. Make sure you’re still actively using all of your subscriptions! If not, end them and save more money each month!
- Save Money on Dates
Going on a date doesn’t have to be a pricey endeavor. Sometimes the simplest of things can be the nicest! Have a little picnic or get lost in an art exhibit together. You shouldn’t have to worry about spoiling your partner by doing expensive things - the whole point is just spending time together!
- Download a Savings App
There are tons of different savings apps out there that can help out with your specific needs! Some do have little monthly fees, but there are many free options out there as well. Our suggestions are Digit, EveryDollar, or Tip Yourself!
- Bring a Water Bottle Everywhere
Not only will this keep you more hydrated, but it’ll eliminate the need to buy water when you already have it with you - for free!
- Sell Unwanted Items
Not wearing half of the clothes in your closet? Have some fun decor that’s still stored away? Try selling these unwanted items on sources like Poshmark or Depop! You could even make an Instagram account dedicated to selling your clothes or simply share about them on your social media accounts. This is a great way to clean out your closet and make a few extra bucks!
- Make Shopping Lists
Listing only what you need and sticking to it can help keep you from buying unnecessary things. This has helped me a ton when grocery shopping, so I’m not tempted to get snacks or treats that I don’t really need.
- Wait On It
Before making a big purchase, sleep on it, think it over, and weigh the pros and cons of the potential purchase. If you forget about the item after a while, then you didn’t really want it. Smarter buying is so important, not only to save money but to help our environment as well!
- Create a Budget
This is probably the most obvious, but it’s often overlooked. Planning out a budget for yourself will help keep you on track with your spending and saving. You can do this by physically writing down everything or by using helpful apps on your phone. Budgeting yourself will remind you of what’s worth spending your money on and what’s not!
Above all, try not to let money stress you out too much. It can very easily keep you up at night, but if you’re making conscientious decisions and doing your best, that’s all you can do! We believe in you!