Chances are you’ve made a goal to save money at some point in your life. This report shows that Americans are making cost-cutting and saving a priority – 73% of Baby Boomers, 73% of Millennials, and 64% of Gen-X are actively saving money.
Whether you’re already saving savvy or just getting started, learn simple ways to start cutting back costs in your household and add more money to your pockets.
Meatless Monday… Or Any Day
Think of your favorite meal you make at home – maybe pizza, tacos, or a burger – and look up recipes to make it vegetarian.
Use this opportunity to teach your kids healthy eating and cooking habits or have date night at home with your spouse and utilize it any night of the week. You might be surprised how much you save on your weekly grocery trip.
Get Rid of Unused Expenses
Do you really use that fitness app you pay for monthly on your phone? How about something more expensive, like cable TV or a car wash membership?
Consider what subscriptions or packages you’re still paying for, but not using on a regular basis. It doesn’t look like a lot of money up front, but the amounts can add up over a period of time.
If you still want to keep specific subscriptions, shop around for cheaper alternatives that will save you more in the long run and be sure to add them to your budget.
Water, Electricity, Internet – Oh My
Summer is in full swing in Texas, which means more air conditioner use, more showers, and more internet use if everyone is home for vacation. Educate you and your family on easy ways to lower utility prices.
Be sure to turn off fans when you leave the room and use them while in the room rather than lowering the air conditioner temperature. When leaving your home for a longer period of time, raise the air temperature to at least 83 degrees in the summer. Additionally, unplugging electronics and small appliances that aren’t being used will help you conserve energy.
There are many ways to save money on your water bill, but two easy ways are to take shorter showers and turn the faucet off while brushing your teeth.
Cost-cutting doesn’t have to be difficult; it can be as simple as canceling unused subscriptions or not eating meat for dinner one night a week. Use these tips to save money and have more to spend on summer vacations and activities with your family.