When It Comes To Saving Money, A Little Goes A Long Way!

Even the smallest changes in everyday lifestyle lead to big savings overtime. Here are some easy tips and tricks to help save money:

  • Pinch every penny (literally, right into a coin jar). A change jar is one of the easiest and most effective ways to watch your money grow. When you see a penny on the street, do you pick it up or walk right by? We are flooded with change on a daily basis. Make it a habit of emptying out your pockets every night and collecting all spare change into a jar. Once the jar is filled, count and cash in at a bank with a coin machine (one that doesn’t charge a fee for the privilage of counting your coins). You will be delighted with the results! This is also a good way to establish a strong money saving mindset.

 

  • Kick the coffee (or the buying of it, at least). Purchasing a daily cup of joe seems like no biggie BUT one cup of coffee per day can add up to $1,500 or more per year! Ouch! Do you really want to drink that money away? Instead, brew coffee at home and carry it in a thermos or to-go cup.

 

  • Trade the plastic for a Brita. Instead of spending $1 a day on a natural resource, drink water straight from the tap. If you aren’t a fan of tap water, buy a Brita filter to flush out any impurities. It’s good for the environment, so technically you are saving money and saving the world at the same time! What could be better than that?

 

  • Coupons, Student discounts, and other assorted no-brainers. Nowadays, most supermarkets offer money saving bonus cards. Be sure to always carry this with you, as well as coupons when going to the market.
  • Students have the advantage of getting discounts on everything from travel and software, to pizza. Take advantage of these savings by always having your student ID on hand.
  • Drink cheap. I have two words for you – Natty Light. If you are in college, you know what I’m talking about. Do not waste money on pricey beer!

 

Good luck, my money saving, coffee brewing, earth loving friends!

 

 

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