- Cook at home more often. Leave the stress of work behind and focus on cooking a healthy and satisfying meal.
- Make your own coffee. Instead of buying a pricy cup of coffee at your favorite coffee shop, make it yourself. The amount you spend on your coffee shop coffee per week could pay for an entire supply of coffee for a month if you made it yourself.
- Brown bag your lunch. Put your leftovers from last night in a container and bring it to work.
- Make a list before you go grocery shopping. Have a plan and stick to it to avoid buying whatever looks good at the time.
- Be familiar with your bank balance and avoid overdraft fees. If you need help reconciling your finances, talk with your banker.
- Avoid ATM fees and plan ahead. If you know you’re going to need cash, get to your bank and take out money there. Or get cash back when using your debit card to purchase something at the grocery store.
- Instead of buying books, borrow from the library and friends. Or try a secondhand bookstore.
- Bottle your own water. If you’re not a fan of your tap water, invest in a filter.
- Price check before buying anything expensive. Do your research and make sure you’re getting the best deal possible.
- Avoid impulse buying. Ask yourself, can I live without it? If the answer is yes, then don’t buy.
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