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How To Save Money Without Compromising Your Lifestyle

How To Save Money Without Compromising Your Lifestyle

By: Lizzette Angst

Photo by Alexas_Fotos, CC0 1.0

Everyone wants to save money wherever they can. However, you might think that you have to compromise on your lifestyle or make sacrifices in order to make money. However, that’s not completely true. Keep reading down below to learn about the ways that you can save money without completely compromising your existing lifestyle.

1. Lose That Stuff That You Never Use and Never Will Again

If you have tons of stuff laying around or you’re paying for a storage space somewhere, then get rid of all of that stuff. If you don’t feel like throwing it away, organize a yard sale, that way the stuff will be used by someone else and you can make some extra-cash out of it too. This is going to save you both space and money!

2. Switch to A Less Expensive Cell Phone Plan

If you’re not someone who uses their phone all of the time, then why would you be paying for an expensive phone plan? Switch to a less expensive one and you’ll save a ton of money.

3. Go Exercise Outside of The Gym

Who says that you have to go to the gym to get exercise? It’s super easy to exercise outside without an expensive gym plan to pay for.

4. Unplug Any Devices Around Your Home That Are Plugged in Without Being Used

If you have devices around your home plugged in all of the time, then this is causing an unnecessary drain on your power bill. Unplug them when you’re not using them!

5. Go Do Something in The Community to Help Someone

Rather than spending an afternoon spending money on something, why not go out into the community and help someone? Do something good and you’ll get paid back ten-fold.

6. Go for The Customer Reward Programs at Stores

If you shop at a lot of stores all of the time, then make use of that money. Sign up for customer reward programs that reward you for shopping.

7. Check What Coupons Are Available Before You Head to The Store

When you go out shopping, be sure to do a quick Google search to see what coupons are available before you go.

8. Freeze Extra Portions of Your Meals

When you make your meals, think about making extra portions that you can store in the freezer or fridge to eat later.

9. Go for A Maintenance Run Every Once in A While

To save on everyday costs you can buy products and devices to perform a task for which you have to pay outside. For instance, a washing machine or an espresso maker. A maintenance run is when you take some time to go around the house and do basic maintenance on these devices and appliances. This will ensure that they keep running for a long time.

10. Ask Your Employer About Extra Benefits You Could Be Taking Advantage Of

Check with your employer to see what kind of benefits you have not been taking advantage of at work or which could be added on.

11. Go to The Library Instead of Buying Your Books

Instead of buying expensive books, just go to the public library and rent them out! This is going to save you a ton of money in the long-run. This will help you save up money to pay back that loan you took out.

12. Make Shopping Lists Whenever You Go Out

When you go out shopping, always make lists. This will keep you in line with whatever you really need to buy, rather than what looks good in the moment.

13. Build Up an Emergency Fund

Always be building your emergency fund for those times when you might need it. You’re going to be much better off when you have this fund.

14. Never Shop for Groceries When You’re Hungry

If you’re going grocery shopping, make sure to eat before. Shopping when you’re hungry is just going to make you go for those unhealthy foods.

15. Shop for Your Insurance Options

Paying for insurance can be super expensive, so it’s much better to shop around and see what deals you can get before choosing.

16. Stop Hitting the Theatres and Go for A Netflix Subscription

Never go to the theatre again when you have a Netflix subscription on your side!

17. Pay All of Your Bills on Time

If you pay all of your bills on time, then you’re not going to have to worry about late penalties that cause your bill to be higher than it needs to be.

18. Buy Things in Bulk Whenever You Can

Buying your items in bulk is a fantastic way to save money in the long-run.

19. Chat Via WhatsApp Instead of Texting

Instead of paying for texting that you’ll never use, go for Whatsapp. You can use this service over WiFi or with your data to message your loved ones and friends.

20. Take Care of Your Body

Taking care of your body is going to save you serious money in the long-run when you don’t have to take as many trips to the hospital.

Each of these points is going to help you save some serious money. Which are you going to implement in your life?