Start small to save more

Start small to save more Some of us are living from paycheck to paycheck and are content about it even without having the ability to have some saving for the future, but this can't go on forever. We must change the way of life to start saving some of our hard earned money.

If you don't have budget to control your expenses, you should sit down and take a look at it for the first time. It is not easy to make more money in order to match your expenses. Therefore, you may need to try to lead a more frugal life. There are many possible ways to save money. Start small; try a few simple methods that can help save some cash. Once you are comfortable with the minor changes in your life, go one step further until you reach your goal.

Make your own meals instead of buying them or eating out. Get your family members to take homemade lunch to work and cook dinners. This may save you a lot of money in a month. Furthermore, a home cook meal is healthier than fast food. If you don't have time to do everything in the morning prepare the ingredients ahead of time. Chopped onion, garlic, ginger, blended chili can last for a few days if kept refrigerated properly.

Check on what you are drinking at work, is it always soda? Or is it the take-away fancy coffee from the nearby store where the owner knows you well? These are expensive items. You can save lots of money by bringing coffee or tea from home. Store the drinks in vacuum flask to keep them warm. Switch from soda to plain water, it is healthier and saves you money at the same time. If you have no choice but to eat out every day while at work, set a budget on how much you can spend. Let's say if you overspend on Monday, you should spend less on Tuesday to cover the overspent money.

Entertainment does not come cheap these days. Instead of going out for a movie with the whole family, rent a DVD and enjoy it at home with homemade popcorn. Some libraries offer movies for free, take your kids and enjoy with them. Renting DVDs can save more money than you can imagine, NETFLIX DVD rental is a good choice as you can rent as many as you want for a small fee. Be creative in saving money yet have fun and enjoy with your family.

If you like to read, Alibris is a great website offering over 100 million new and used books, music, movies & collectible items for a very cheap price. So, book lovers, stop buying those expensive new paperbacks and check out Alibris which will give you a better option to save.

Take a look at this set of 13 popular money-saving ebooks called "Living On A Dime" for a great collection of money saving tips.

These are simple ideas applicable to your daily routine, so you can slowly move towards a better economical life. You may find it's hard at first but try at least for a month; you can see how much you are able to save. The money you will have saved will be a great motivator. Happy saving!



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