I was reading the April's Good Housekeeping Magazine (free magazine) while on the elliptical yesterday and came across the "How We Saved $10,000 in just one year".
This stopped me in my tracks and got me thinking! The author successfully slashed their spending and shrunk their credit card bill.
Here's a few tips from the article:
Do not go food shopping without a list
Do a wardrobe inventory before shopping
Set aside entire vacation money before going away
The best gifts come from the heart
Some of the best things in life really are free (We all know this one right)
There's nothing wrong with telling kids "Its not in our budget"
Have a safety net for unexpected events
Do you think you could do it?
I know we could shave more off our spending - $10,000 seems a little high but I'm motivated to try!
Here's a few ways I save money (or make money)
"There's no new if there is old" - I sell items we don't need on craigslist and ebay. All others I freecycle
I use dryel to save on dry cleaning bills
Save loose change in a jar and then periodically put them in sleeves and bank it for a rainy day
Grow an organic garden
Lower my household bills "If you don't ask you don't get"
Comment below on how you successfully save!