Saving money can seem like a daunting task, especially when we have no idea where to start. Well fear not because today I am going to introduce you to 5 super simple ways to start saving money. I mean these are simple that you won’t even realize that you are saving money, until you start to notice your wallet getting thicker, and who doesn’t want that, I mean come on.
- No Spend Days: No spend days are exactly what they sound like; you don’t spend money on those specific days. Whether you decide to be more strict, and do something like a no spend month or start off small with something like no spend Mondays and Tuesdays, you will end up saving and recouping whatever money you would normally have spent those days. This is one of my favorite methods to save money because there are so many activities you can do on no spend days that the possibilities are endless. You could grab some friends, head to a park, and have a picnic instead of going out to dinner. You will end up saving money and have fun.
- Use Apps: This is something I like a lot of people forget about despite today being a very tech driven day and age. Using apps to help track your spending, budget your money, and to save money is super easy and convenient. There are legitimately apps out there for everything, and saving is no different. Some of my favorite are ibotta, Honey, and Ebates. Head on over to my money saving apps post to get more information about them here.
- Savings Challenge: One of my other favorite methods of saving money is to challenge myself, and see how much I can save in a given amount of time. I find that that added competitive incentive, even with myself, helps me to want to save even more money. You could do something as simple as storing your loose change in a mason jar or taking all of your $1 bills and saving them throughout the month.
- Cook Your Own Food: This is a huge way to save money, that a lot of people don’t seem to think about. Cooking your own food instead of going out of eat can help you to save a ton of money, especially if you are the kind of person that tends to go out to eat a lot. Even trying something as simple as cooking just two of your meals at home can help tremendously.
- Set A Budget: This may be the hardest one on the list for people to do, especially if you struggle with saving, but one of the simplest ways to save money is to set yourself a budget. Setting a budget, and sticking to it, means that you are less likely to spend outside of that budget, and ultimately you will end up saving more money over time.
I would love to hear some of your favorite money saving tips and tricks.