3 Ways to Save Money on the Little Things in Day to Day Life

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Life is full of opportunities to spend money. Some days it’s easy to go the entire day and not spend a cent, but other days, you find yourself meandering the aisles of the nearest department store and dropping a couple hundred bucks like there’s nothing to it. Everybody needs money to survive in life, but most complain about the fact that they don’t have enough to support themselves.

This might not necessarily be true. Though it is true you might not have enough to live the lifestyle you wish you could live, chances are pretty good that you have more money than you think. You’re just spending it in places where it doesn’t need to be spent. If you’re aware of the little things and the places where you spend money you can make simple adjustments to increase the change in your pocketbook and maybe, just maybe, save up enough money for that nice vacation you want to take.

Become a DIY Aficionado

There are a lot of random things that come up in life that cost money. The heater is acting up, the faucet broke and needs to be repaired, the carpet is torn up and needs to be mended…mention a situation, any situation, and if you’re not one who likes to have things lying around broken or in a state of disrepair, it’s tempting to call in the big guns to get the job done. However, this is a waste of money. If you want to save on the little things in life, learn how to DIY, or do it yourself.

Youtube is a great resource for learning how to do anything. Look up some videos, assess the situation, and make a judgment call if you can do it yourself before spending the money on professional help for a menial problem in the grand scheme of things.

Pack Food From Home

Admittedly this is less fun than going out and buying food for yourself every time that you’re hungry, but just look at how much money you’re spending on food in a given day. Eating out is expensive. You can pack food from home on a fraction of what you’re spending out and about. Sure it takes a little planning, but it can be easier than you think.

Do a little meal prep, grab and go and you’ll be less tempted to buy something on the road when you know you’ve packed a perfectly acceptable meal that’s sitting right in your back seat.

Be Aware of Coupons

They’re everywhere. You just have to open your eyes and see. Often times there might be coupons for things you don’t need lying around, but if you just do a little planning, you can be strategic about your couponing and you can save some serious money every day by just being aware and less quick to purchase.

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