Well hello new followers! This is awesome. Welcome. At the end of every month I try to do a Saving Money Post with a few quick easy tips to save some extra cash. Just doing something a lil different does change things. It may not seem much but if it can bring a smile to your face then it's worth it.
Everywhere I turn it seems everything cost $50 bucks. lol. Even today, just paying for gas & my doctor's appointment cost me around $50. Yikes. When necessities cost a lot, you gotta take a look at the bigger picture & notice where you can make that lil change. Let's see if I can help you a lil:
1.)Green Cloth Bags @ the Super Market: If you use those cloth bags you get 5 cents off the bill per bag. May not seem much but you put that extra change in a piggy bank & wait a lil while...you'll definitely see it add up. Also it'll help the environment.
2.)Trip Package Deals: Ya know those silly William Shatner commercials for Priceline.com? Well go check them out. If you do have that extra cash to go on vacation...see if you can get a package deal to save some on the airfare or book the flight & airfare at the same time to save some money.
3.)Day Trips: If you can't afford to go to Europe or Disney or I dunno somewhere on a plane, why not get some friends together & go on a day trip you all can afford? I went to Six Flags with discount tickets & I felt great after. I got a lil break, a mini vacation, & it was only an hour drive. Or go for a picnic? Go to the beach or a nearby lake if you can? Something to let you kick back & enjoy that day.
4.)Book Sales: Some libraries have them. You never know what your going to find!!
5.)Actually put money in your Savings Account!: Remembering to put some of your paycheck or extra money into a savings account is Key!
This was a short list this month because it was a rough money month. Car repairs, doctor's office visit, spring clothes, replacing bed linens & curtains, & oh you name it. But I got my head above water & I'm paddling...kicking my way through. I've been doing the matinee's, making my own lunches, & just trying to cut back too. It's a process...
Did you do anything special this month to save some money? We all can all help each other out here! =)