Are you struggling to make ends meet? If you need to cut back a little, check out these 5 tips on how to save money fast.
Times are tough throughout the world.
People are struggling to make ends meet and it’s getting harder and harder to make the bill payments each month.
If you’re in this position and you need some tips on how to save money fast, you’re in the right place!
I’ve been on a mission to save some money myself!
This past week I shared Free Food From Your Garbage, which shows a sneaky way to stretch your grocery budget. Then, the other day I showed you 12 Creative Ways to Save Money, which shares a bunch of great ways that you can DIY around the house to save some cash.
But, I realized, these ideas aren’t going to help you save money fast…
If you’re in need of paying next month’s rent or you’re running out of groceries, you’re probably going to need to save some extra money before your tomato seeds turn into fruitful plants, right?
Today I’m sharing 5 of my best tips on how to save money fast. Just by turning a couple bad habits into good ones, you could easily save up to $500 in the next month by reducing your household bills.
So, let’s get to it, shall we?
5 Tips on How to Save Money Fast
Cut the Cord
Cancel your cable or satellite T.V. It’s not necessary for survival and you really don’t need it.
Cutting the cord will easily save over $100 every month!
Make Dinner at Home
Plan a menu and stick to it. Not only can meal planning save you hundred of dollars each month, it’s better for your health, too!
Depending on how often you and your family have dinner out, you could save a few hundred bucks, just by eating dinner at home!
Turn Off the Lights
Unplug electronics and turn off the lights when you are not using them.
If you (or your kids!) are in the habit of regularly leaving on lights or electronics that are not in use, remembering to turn things off could cut up to 25% off your electric bill this month!
Shop Second Hand
Thrift stores and consignment shops are great places to save a ton of money on clothes, household items and furniture. If you have young children, you can also score a ton of toys on the cheap, too. Clothes and toys are generally marked at 50% (or more) less than retail price.
Depending on how often you (or your family) need new clothing, you could save a few hundred dollars each month by shopping second hand.
Choose Your Phone
Stop paying 2 phone bills every month! Choose between your land line and your cell phone.
Get rid of the one you use less often and you’ll easily save over $100 this month.
Bonus Idea: Get Cash Back When You Shop
Sign up for Rakuten and get cash back when you shop online at stores like Amazon, Sears, eBay, Walmart and so many more.
It’s free to sign up and you automatically get a $10 cash bonus!
You’ll even be given a special link so you can make some extra cash by referring friends and family.
I hope these ideas help you save a ton of money in the next month!
Have a Great Day!
Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design and VLHamlinDesign. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to write about easy recipes, making money, gardening, home remedies and everything else that a good life entails! When she’s not writing for Food Life Design or creating products for VLHamlinDesign, you’ll find Vanessa reading, drawing, gardening, cooking or spending time with her family.