If your savings account is looking bare, then saving money is likely on your mind. Fortunately there are a lot of things you can do every day to put extra cash away, and they include:
1. Dine Out Wisely
It’s easy to say you won’t go out to eat or drink, but how realistic is that? To save and still have a social life, use Groupon or Living Social vouchers for restaurants near you. Keep in mind that a lot of these sites do have extra 10%-20% codes throughout the year, which can result in even higher savings! Another way to be smart about dining out is going to happy hours or “restaurant week” specials only; you’ll save a lot by doing this.
2. Sell Your Things
Do you really need to keep all those clothes you rarely wear? If you’d rather have cash than an overflowing closet, you can easily sell clothes on Ebay or even through phone apps like Vinted.
3. Become a Loyal Shopper
Sure it might take a few minutes to sign up for loyalty cards at clothing or grocery stores, but it’s beneficial to do so. Often times they’ll mail you coupons for shopping with them, and will even give you gifts on your birthday!
4. Rent Your Space
If you have extra space in your home, then rent it out! You can do this through a lease or even through programs like Airbnb.
5. Stop Tossing Out Leftovers
Instead of tossing out leftovers, pack them into a freezer bag and put them in the freezer to enjoy another day.
6. Use a Crock Pot
Use a crock pot to cut down on heating bills and make cooking at home much easier. Save leftovers in freezer bags so you don’t waste.
7. Give up Driving
If you don’t 100% need a car, then consider using public transportation for a while. You can use services like Uber or Lyft to get you around for an affordable price. Not comfortable with ditching your car? If so, spend your spare time driving for Lyft or Uber to get extra cash.