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July 18, 2018 Personal Banking Elliott

10 Easy Ways to Save Money

There is a lot of advice going around for how to save money, but here are some tips that are useful… and totally easy to follow!

  1. Make a list every time you go grocery shopping, and buy only what’s on it.
  2. If you normally go out for pizza once a week, give it up once a month. You could save more than $200 over the course of a year.
  3. Use a clothesline or drying rack to dry your clothes.
  4. Bring your coffee from home and save over $300 a year.
  5. Invite your friends over instead of going out. You’ll have a blast without blowing your entertainment budget.
  6. Stop buying wrapping paper. Instead, use shopping bags, twine and dried or fresh flowers to wrap gifts.
  7. Install a programmable thermostat to save $150 a year in heating costs.
  8. Put away all extra windfalls of cash like raises, tax refunds, and bonuses.
  9. Empty the change from your pockets and wallet each night into a jar. At the end of the month, put all of that money into a savings account.
  10. Sign up for Workers Debit Round Up – every transaction with your debit card is rounded up to the next dollar and the difference is automatically deposited into your savings account.