Saving Money Each Week Can Be Easy
By: Good2GoPublished: August 22, 2017
It’s easy to forget how much money we’re spending through the week. We think a cup of coffee once in a while won’t hurt, or lunch with your coworker won’t break the break. However, it’s all of these small purchases that tend to add up. Before you know it, you’ve spent nearly $50 in just one day. It’s hard to control our impulses, but it’s the only way we can start saving money. Here are a few easy changes you can make to fatten up your wallet in no time.
Use apps for discounts
Instead of sitting around clipping coupons out of the Sunday paper, download an app like coupons.com, which allows you to browse digital coupons as you shop. If you have a smartphone, the app will add the coupon directly to your Passbook to be scanned at checkout. Don’t be afraid to ask the cashier, either. Most will be happy to scan a store card that’ll get you member discounts.
Make your clothes last longer
Taking care of your garments will prevent you from having to always buy new clothes. You can give your clothes a longer life by storing them properly, avoiding overuse, and following the washing machine directions found on the tag.
Pack your lunch
With all the running around you do during the week, it can be hard to find any extra time to prepare a meal in advance. But buying lunch every day can add up. Even if you’re just spending $5 at a fast food restaurant, that adds up to $25 per week – just on lunches alone. That seems a little excessive when you can buy lunchmeat, a loaf of bread, and some cheese and eat all week for much less.
Use your own two feet
Instead of driving, that is. Walking shorter distances can save you money on gas and can also help to maximize your car’s gas mileage. If you are someone who typically takes public transportation, consider taking a walk if the distance is a mile or less and the weather is nice.
Visit your local dollar store
You can find lots of quality basic items like toothpaste, dishwashing liquid, and paper plates at the dollar store. They often sell brand name items, too.
Stick to a weekly budget
Once you figure out how much you can comfortably spend, saving money becomes a lot easier. Narrowing down how much money you have available every week can be a lot more manageable than calculating a monthly budget. First, calculate your annual income. Then, add up all your monthly bills and multiply that total by 12 (for each month). Subtract that number from your annual income to find the amount you have left to spend, which you then divide by 52 (weeks in the year) to find out your weekly budget. Use that number to decide how much to allocate for gas, groceries, entertainment, and other daily expenses.
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