The most popular post on my blog is this one –> How To Be Rich In Your Twenties.
It seems it’s a pretty valid topic, given that us millennials need all the help we can get in this department. We’re always trying to find ways to save money.
Between student loans and a ridiculously inflated housing market, if we want to be able to survive on our own, we need to save money.
I repeat: We need to save A LOT of money.
So here are some of my favorite ways to save that don’t take a whole lot of effort.
Because just a few simple lifestyle changes can put a whole bunch of money back in your wallet.
- Always shop the sales or get paid to shop with websites like Ebates! (Click here to sign up and you’ll get a $10 welcome bonus after your first purchase!)
- Save money on groceries with Checkout 51 and Ibotta (Get a $10 welcome bonus for Ibotta if you use this link)
- Pack your lunch
- Do your own nails (FYI, you can even get your own a gel UV light)
- When traveling, use Air Bnb (Get a $40 travel credit when you use my link)
- Shop at thrift stores – check out sites like Poshmark (Sign up here with code KCRUZ012 and you’ll get your first $5 to shop!)
- Use your points on your credit cards
- Stick to water (take your water bottle with you everywhere)
- Cut cable, stick to Hulu
- Find a whole bunch of free/cheap date ideas
- DIY gifts instead of fancy expensive ones
- Save your loose change
- Don’t subscribe to e-mails from stores (avoid temptation!)
- Stay on track using the envelope method or any other savings method that works for you
- Don’t do groceries when you’re hungry
- Invite your friends over for game night instead of going out
- Buy your books on half.com or better yet – go to the library
- Sell your used books on half.com (this is how I made some extra money in college)
- Have one no-spend day per week (don’t buy anything. nothing. nada.)
- Let your hair go au-natural – coloring your hair is expensive!
- Renegotiate your bills whenever possible
- Enroll in an automatic savings plan
- Share meals when you’re at a restaurant
- Take advantage of happy hour
- Buy a coffee machine
- Set-up an at-home gym
- Buy generic
- Don’t leave your lights on
- Do NOT go to the mall when you’re in a bad mood
- Cancel any memberships you’re not using
- Don’t save any credit card info on your phone or online
- Buy in bulk whenever it makes sense
- Do DIY home improvement stuff (Youtube can teach you almost anything)
- Meet your friends for coffee instead of dinner and drinks
- Buy seasonal decor right after the season ends
- Use your crockpot and make big meals that you can save for later
- Have a smart thermostat
- Use your dishwasher
- Rearrange your closet (You’ll find clothes you haven’t worn in months and it’ll feel brand new)
- Carpool with your friends
- Don’t spend your $5 bills
- Cut those coupons! Every penny helps!
- Shop at the Dollar Store
- Finish eating all the food in your pantry before buying more food
- Always pay your credit cards on time – aka, no interest payments
- Switch to a bank with lower/no fees
- If you’re a student, learn about any student discounts available to you and use them
- Make DIY cleaning supplies
- Find a good meal plan and stick to it
- Eat less meat, make a salad instead (Cuz ya know, meat is expensive!)
What do you think?! Think a few of these are doable? How else do you save money? Let us know in the comments!
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