Of all the ways I know to save money, there is only one real way you can save a lot of cash: don’t spend any of it.
Since not spending ANY money isn’t possible for most people, consider being a little frugal, a little creative, and do a little research before you shop. You’d be surprised how many different services, apps, and other products are out there that want to help you save money on the things you’re already paying for.
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1. Clip Coupons for Groceries and Other Stuff
There was a time when I’d spend hours and hours clipping paper coupons from the newspaper and those I printed from the Internet in order to save a few bucks. Instead of searching endlessly for hours, I use the Ibotta coupon app, which you can download for free.
2. Make Coffee at Home and Drink More Water
If you’re addicted to espresso beverages like we are, consider making your own at home with the Bialetti espresso maker instead of going out for coffee. You can save a ton of money and customize drinks to your preference. Also, water is free or cheap, so swap your daily soda for water!
3. Switch Your Cell Phone Service Provider
Before I made the switch to Ting Mobile, I had been on the fence about switching cell phone service providers, so I did hours and hours of research into mobile virtual network operators like Ting. Ting Mobile is still the best, low-cost service provider, so I’m sticking with ’em. See how much money you could save by switching to Ting Mobile. Plus, Ting lets you bring your own device AND they give you $25 for making the switch.
4. Clothes Shopping Ban
Consider not buying any clothes for awhile, unless you truly need a replacement item. Clothes shopping for fun adds up fast, so try mall walking — no spending required.
5. Refinance Mortgage Debt
6. Downsize Your Home
When you downsize your home or apartment, bills tend to be lower. Easy savings!
7. Sign Up for Cheap Subscription Services
When there’s a cheaper option and free delivery, we’ll buy some of our household supplies online and have them shipped to our house. Amazon Subscribe & Save has tons of stuff, but we’ve recently branched out to Dollar Shave Club (aff link) for Garrett’s razors.