When it comes to saving money, we’ve all come up with some great ideas. Many of them we’ve read on line while reading various money saving blogs. However, there are those tips which we’ve just come by naturally.
A couple of months ago, I posted this question on the Penny Pinchin’ Mom Facebook page “What is your best money saving tip?” The response was overwhelming! You can read all of the tips on our Facebook page, but I’ve shared a few of them for you below (some of these are just for fun):
“Don’t leave the house and don’t get online. Ha!!” — Rachel
” Save your spare change in a jar you would be surprised how fast it adds up. Watch for sales, read reviews of products if it’s something significant before purchase, use coupons, etc.” — Sharon
“I give my kids an allowance of twice their age per month. This way, when they ask for a toy or something extra, I can ask if they have any allowance to spend. If not, they have to wait for the next pay day. They learn something about managing money and I’m confident it saves me oodles!!” — Paula
“After meals, I freeze extra veggies in the same bag and use them in vegetable soup.” — Julie
“Grocery shopping alone without hubby or the baby. We get distracted and suddenly spend $100.” — Judy
Some of my own best tips include many that the readers shared as well as these:
1. Never shop hungry!
2. Know the difference between a want and a need.
3. Plan before you shop. That means making a menu plan, creating e a shopping list, clipping coupons and/or downloading coupon apps.
4. When you find a deal, pick up a few extra items (non-perishable or household items). It is best to pay less up front and then you have it on hand when you need it – and won’t be stuck paying full price when you run out and find yourself at the store needing more.
What tips do you have to add to the list?