28 Ways To Save Money Right Now, Tomorrow, and Next Month
Useful tips to cut costs and save more cash for your household

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Life has a lot of ups and downs. If you want to make it in this world, you have to have income and money, and you need to keep your expenses low.

But how do you do that? The biggest and best strategy is to have your income exceed your expenses and then save the difference every month. It sounds easy enough, but it’s not.

There are temptations everywhere we go that want our money. Start building your resistance to the idea of spending your hard-earned cash.

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  1. Thermostat. Your household energy bill can cost you hundreds of dollars a month. Turn the thermostat off and don’t touch it all year long, within reason of course. Use coats and blankets in the cold months, and open the windows during hot days.
  2. Coupons. Yes, people still use coupons to save on groceries and household items. You can do it too.
  3. Jogging. Wait, this is free? Yes, it is, and it can be great fun too. Be safe and jog with a friend if you can.
  4. Instant coffee. I don’t mind instant coffee. It’s not like I have it all the time, but if it’s real cheap and tastes great, let me have some.
  5. Iced tea. This is my favorite drink. It is very cheap to make and I could drink it every day of the year. Throw in some slices of lemon and I’m a happy man.
  6. Discount grocery stores. You can save thousands a year at a bargain market.
  7. Economical automobile. Auto expenses can get pretty high these days so keep yourself focused on the boring sedan that gets great mileage.
  8. Public transportation. This is very affordable and it can be fun too.
  9. Interest. A lot of online savings accounts offer good interest rates.
  10. Yard sale. This is an easy and fun activity to make quick money.
  11. Potatoes and beans. We didn’t have much money where I grew up, so we had a lot of this affordable meal.
  12. Self care. Don’t get expensive care if you don’t have to. Try to find an affordable alternative.
  13. Brushing your teeth and flossing. Do this more often and your teeth will cost less to maintain.
  14. Eat healthy. Yes, indeed, this could save your life in the long run.
  15. Streaming fees. You don’t need all of those streaming video services.
  16. Thrift stores. They exist and have great bargains for your family.
  17. Libraries. How about unlimited books and other stuff? I like that a lot myself.
  18. Pre-owned electronics. Sometimes a tablet is awesome even if it has been used before.
  19. Garden vegetables. A lot of people grow their own food and it tastes great.
  20. Soup. This is one of the easiest meals in the world.
  21. Side hustles and side gigs. Try and find other ways to make money and keep doing them.
  22. Energy efficient devices and bulbs. You have to do this, if only for the environment.
  23. Free over-the-air television (TV) channels. They exist and they’re free! Try them out if you have a television.
  24. Motorcycles. A motorcycle is very economical on gas, for sure.
  25. Fruit trees. Does a friend or neighbor have a fruit tree? They’re likely to want to share the fruit.
  26. Staycations. Stick around your town and have a great time.
  27. Gift cards. I bet you have a bunch of unused gift cards in your wallet.
  28. Your lover. I’ve saved the best for last. I hope you’re lucky enough to have a lover or significant other who just wants to sit with you, hold hands, and kiss. That’s free and it’s one of the most wonderful experiences in the world. Try it today.
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