Save Money This Week (3 Ways)
Sometimes it can feel like the money we earn goes faster than it is deposited into our bank accounts. Money seems to be tight for a lot of people and most people can use some breathing room in their budgets. Today I want to share with you three ways to save money this week.
As of late I have been aspiring to adapt a minimalist lifestyle. With that, I am getting rid of clutter but also cutting back on unnecessary spending. I'm thinking twice before I spend and am working hard to stick to my monthly budget. So let's jump right into these money saving tips shall we?
Since we all have to eat, the first way to save money is...
Pack your lunch or eat at home.
I have personally found that packing my lunch and snacks for work has saved me at least $100 dollars each month. All of the lunches that we grab on the go really add up. If you think about it, each lunch you eat out is a probably around $10 or so. If you do that 5 times a week you are spending $50 each week on lunches and that doesn't include the money you spend if you eat out on the weekends. So, you can see that simply bringing a lunch from home out of your grocery budget can save a lot of cash.
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Make a list before going shopping.
Dear Target, OH Target how I love you...but you make me spend too much money so I have to break up with you. This is a letter I have written many times! But seriously I know you all know what it's like to go to the store for one thing and come out with FIFTY!
Well not anymore, from now on we are going to make a list and stick to it! I mean do we really need another pretty notebook to jot down all of our thoughts and ideas from the day? Sticking to a pre-written list of items that fit in your budget will help you save a ton of money this week and over time.
Make Coffee Shop drinks an occasional treat.
I love coffee and tea as much as the next person, but what I don't like is spending more than $5 a cup for a drink. An easy way to save money this week is to make your coffee at home and only get coffee out as a treat. I have a Starbucks in my building where I work. As tempting as it is to go there for coffee and snacks each day I make it a point to only do it once a week.
If you get a basic drink at Starbucks going one time a week, you could save over $20 or more a week CRAZY right? Now that I make coffee at home, I really don't miss getting it from a shop. I actually enjoy drinking my own homemade cup of joe!
So there you have it, three ways to save money this week. If you make these tips a regular part of your lifestyle you could have extra breathing room in your budget in no time.
Can you add any suggestions to this list? I'd love to have more ideas.
Have a fantastic week