Everyone wants to save some money. My last post talked about 3 simple steps you can use to start budgeting. This post is here to take that a little further. Here are 5 ways that you can save/make some money today.
1. Bing Rewards
This app will give you money for using their search engine. The nice thing is that you can choose where you want the money to. You can choose from different restaurants, to clothing stores, even to Amazon. All you have to do is search 20 things on your phone or computer to rack up points. Once you have enough points you can convert them into actual money. You are going to search for stuff anyway, why not get paid for it?
2. Purchase Online
I really suggest in investing in Amazon Prime. With Prime you are able to receive free shipping by paying a yearly fee. This helps you to save on shipping costs through out the year. You can find almost anything available on Amazon and it is usually cheaper. Buying things online will save you in the long run.
3. Keep Track of Your Spending
I touched on this in my last post. It is really helpful to know where your money is coming and where your money is going. Look at your spending through your online baking. If your bank doesn’t offer online banking start keeping your receipts. I understand that they are a pain but once you know how much you are spending it may keep you from spending more than you need to.
4. Eat at Home
This was something I really struggled with when Cameron and I first got married. It seemed like we would spend less when we would go out to eat. When I would cook at home we would always have tons of food left over that I would end up throwing away. In my mind it made sense for us to go out to eat. Now looking at it there are much cheaper meals that I can make at home. PLUS it is a lot healthier too!
5. Plan Ahead
I am not a huge planner, if you read my tips for traveling it mentions us waiting until last minute to purchase our plane tickets. But planning ahead for big trips or big expenses will definitely save you in the long run. Through planning you will be able to find cheaper deals and it will give you more time to save up for what you want to do.
Following these steps will save you money down the road. It may not seem like much money right now but you will save in the end. Save now so you can spend later.